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The Venturi Effect [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Linzee Gordon
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Book Description

After you die it takes seven years for you to go to Heaven. Give or take the odd minute or two. This girl I loved told me that, seven years ago, just before she went and topped herself. Now I'm praying for her sake that it's true.

So begins Thomas, The Venturi Effect's faithless narrator, who is lying face-up, freezing and abandoned on the wind-swept tower of a Scottish castle. In his hand is a telescope, with which he hopes to discover, in a minute or two, the truth about his girlfriend's salvation...

Powerful and disturbing, this astonishing first novel leads you on a compelling and thought-provoking journey, on the trail of God's footprints, towards love, loss and letting go.

Product Details

  • File Size: 989 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (August 9, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Z0D0YA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Startling First Novel January 12, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A startling first novel from Scottish writer Andrew Linzee Gordon. The title hints it will be a book of no mean ambition, but to tackle God, Love, Death and Alcohol so thoroughly in a single tome excuses its unfashionable length.

Linzee Gordon writes with a fluidity of language and ear for the vernacular that flows like a northern river in spate. There are elements of caricature reminiscent of Beerhohm, and occassional Landseer-like sentimentality, but the most original voice which emerges is that of a cerebral traveler, ever questioning the whirly gig of fate. All this is tempered by a diverting and astringent wit.

In addition to being most apparently a love story, in an almost courtly tradition, it is also a eulogy to a place (Aberdeenshire) and way of life (clannish,hierarchical) that is fast disappearing.
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