Book Reviews

Welcome to The Bottle Imp's Book Review section. Each title below (in red) links to its review. If you'd like to suggest a book for review, please get in touch!



Ashland & Vine by John Burnside (Penguin Books, 2017) reviewed by Pippa Goldschmidt

Billionaire's Banquet by Ron Butlin (Salt Publishing, 2017) reviewed by Alistair Braidwood

Black Cart by Jim Carruth (Freight Books, 2017) reviewed by Louisa Gairn

Community in Modern Scottish Literature by Scott Lyall (Brill, 2016) reviewed by Eleanor Bell

The Daughter of Lady MacBeth by Ajay Close (Sandstone Press, 2017) reviewed by Laura Morgan

Fallow by Daniel Shand (Sandstone Press, 2016) reviewed by Robert Wirth

Flesh of the Peach by Helen McClory (Freight Books, 2017) reviewed by Alison Napier

The Genius of Scotland: the Cultural Production of Robert Burns, 1785–1834 by Corey E. Andrews (Brill, 2015) reviewed by Robert Irvine

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet (Contraband/Saraband, 2015) reviewed by Caroline McCracken-Flesher

Immortal Memory: Robert Burns and the Scottish People by Christopher A. Whatley (Birlinn, 2016) reviewed by Arun Sood

Infinite Ground by Martin MacInnes (Atlantic Books, 2016) reviewed by Martyn Colebrook

Redomones and Eye to the Future by Alan MacGillivray (Kennedy & Boyd, 2016) reviewed by Richie McCaffery

Santiago by Cheryl Follon (Bloodaxe, 2017) reviewed by Alison Craig

Vandalism by Lizzie Eldridge (Merlin, 2015) reviewed by Martyn Colebrook