First Review in Gutter magazine

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

It’s almost reviews time – so I’ll be pretending not to care, then reading everything, then acting all cool like I’m not fussed. Good times ahead. All started this weekend, with the first review of Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs in Gutter magazine Issue 6. Nice review, though I don’t know who I’m thanking as the reviews are all anonymous. If you don’t know it, Gutter’s well worth subscribing to – new issue features story from Caine Prize winner Olufemi Terry, and there’s new fiction from Kevin MacNeil too. Always a good thing. Here’s a lifted bit from the review:

“You don’t need too many fingers to count the the times fiction and football come together with any outstanding results: David Peace’s Damned United; Irvine Welsh’s often overlooked Marabou Stork Nightmares; and most recently, Alan Bissett’s Pack Men. To this canon, not quite a first eleven, more an aspiring five a side team, can be added Rodge Glass’s new novel Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs….Glass uses moments from recent history, moments from our popular collective consciousness as his creative starting point, proving that literature is still hugely relevant, and agile enough to respond to our contemporary world.”



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