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by James Robertson
Author: James Robertson
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (February 26, 2008)
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
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XLIV page 355. The Testament of Gideon Mack
XLIV page 355. The Testament of Gideon Mack. Black rock of kiltearn. Sir Walter Scott, with whose work, as you will read, the Reverend Gideon Mack was intimately familiar, once described publishing as ‘the most ticklish and unsafe and hazardous of all professions scarcely with the exception of horse-jockeyship’. I have this salutary warning typed up on a three-by-five-inch card taped to the wall beside my desk.
The Testament of Gideon Mack is a novel written by the Scottish author James Robertson, first published in 2006
The Testament of Gideon Mack is a novel written by the Scottish author James Robertson, first published in 2006. It pays conscious homage to ideas and themes originally explored with powerful effect in the novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824) by the Scottish novelist, essayist and poet James Hogg
Irvine Welsh enjoys James Robertson’s The Testament of Gideon Mack, a skilful blend of religion, the supernatural . The book begins as a journalist, Harry Caithness, takes a manuscript he has come across, written by the dead man, to a publisher friend.
Irvine Welsh enjoys James Robertson’s The Testament of Gideon Mack, a skilful blend of religion, the supernatural and mental illness. Mack's death immediately followed a short period during which the minister had gone missing for three days, having fallen from a cliff-face into a turbulent river. On his return, hailed by some as a miracle, he claimed to have met the Devil in an underground cave.
James Robertson is a brilliant novelist James Robertson is the author of the novels The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, An. .
James Robertson is a brilliant novelist. It's a long time since I read a novel in which the contemporary notions of faith and belief were so frankly tested' Ali Smith. James Robertson is the author of the novels The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, And the Land Lay Still and The Professor of Truth. The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, picked by Richard and Judy's Book Club, and shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year award, and And the Land Lay Still was the winner of the Saltire Book of the Year Award 2010.
This is the first book I've read for the From the Stacks Challenge. I finished reading The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson at the end of November and have now got round to writing about it. I started it with great enthusiasm and found it a compelling book to read. It is clear right from the start that there is mystery and uncertainty surrounding his disappearance, death and the discovery of his body.
The Testament of Gideon .has been added to your Cart. Robertson choose his characters carefully and develops them perfectly such that each serves their purpose in the book to help blur the lines of fact vs. fiction
The Testament of Gideon . fiction. You really get a sense of how our perception of our world, our relationships, our history and our culture inform and guide us, especially with respect to what we believe and what we readily dismiss.
I bought James Robertson's The Testament of Gideon Mack in 2010, and it has been sitting on.
I bought James Robertson's The Testament of Gideon Mack in 2010, and it has been sitting on my shelf unread but not forgotten. I finally read it in January of 2013 and don't know why I waited that long. Both sad and uplifting, The Testament of Gideon Mack is a good yarn - and sometimes that's exactly what we need.
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James Robertson explores religion, depression, mental illness and immortality in this book in an extremely humorous manner. Gideon Mack is a man full of contradictions. His lack of the faith, the most glaring of them is only the start. His skewed sense of morality lead him to make questionable choices, yet he never stops being an endearing character. This book was an extremely interesting read. Its novel plot and satirical humor paired with the masterly writing makes for some fun reading. 52 Week Reading Challenge.