October 2010 Book of the Month.
This is one of those books you begin reading, a little intrigued as to where it’s going, trying to second guess it, continue reading, find you can’t second guess, get nearer and nearer to the end, discover a great twist and realise you have just read a brilliant and clever book and now need to start all over again! We don’t want to give too much away so we’ll just say it’s great and funny – give it a go.
After a bike crash in a foggy Edinburgh, troubled young actor Robert Lewis wakes to find that life has changed for the darker. And the weirder. He's still a deceitful egoist but now life seems to be deceiving and manipulating him. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. He's losing control of his love life, his starring role in a new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde, and, quite possibly, his mind. A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde is a dark, maniacal thriller that explores many kinds of duality - individual, social and cultural, and is a heartfelt tale about the search for belonging and the nature of love and desire. It is also bloody funny.
Closing date: 04/07/2018
If Kevin MacNeil gets any more talented I'm going to kill him and eat him to steal his juju
'A novel with real spirit, whose honest bleakness is outdone by its sheer good humour and energy'
'Maniacally amusing ... a novel of consistently hilarious verbal invention'
Publication date: 24/08/2010
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||24th August 2010|
|Publisher:||Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in London. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. The Brilliant & Forever is his third novel. Author photo © Charlie CliftMore About Kevin MacNeil