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A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde

by Kevin MacNeil

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

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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! 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. We don’t want to give too much away so we’ll just say it’s great and bloody funny – give it a go.

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde Synopsis

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.

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A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde Press Reviews

'A funny, irreverent and moving 21st-century look at human nature, and an intriguing rewiring of a classic'
DOUG JOHNSTONE, THE HERALD

'Brilliant, touching, funny and clever'
WEST HIGHLAND FREE PRESS

'Kevin MacNeil is a writer prepared to take his chances, pitching this novel in the shadows of Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless classic ... from first to last, an enticing read'
THE SCOTSMAN

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ISBN: 9781846971839
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781846971693
Publication date: 24/08/2010
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846971839
Publication date: 1st June 2011
Author: Kevin MacNeil
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Horror & ghost stories,

About Kevin MacNeil

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 Clift

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