[Read] ➱ Memoirs of a Dipper By Nell Leyshon – E-inbusiness.co.uk

Memoirs of a Dipper I received this book as part of the Goodreads first reads giveaway.This is not the usual kind of book I read but I enjoyed it It took me a while to get over the fact that this was written using bad grammar, which is intentional by the way and I m in no way criticising the aut Leyshon gives a unique voice to Gary a career petty criminal who tells us his story of his family life interwoven with his criminal activities It s like reading a 300 odd page monologue delivered to us by an untrustworthy character, an unreliable narrator with hardly any redeeming features.You can see by his circumstances as for the reason Gary turns to a life of crime but I was wondering throughout the book why his brother Alan turned out so different and I would have liked to have seeno Leyshon gives a unique voice to Gary a career petty criminal who tells us his story of his family life interwoven with his criminal activities It s like reading a 300 odd page monologue delivered to us by an untrustworthy character, an unreliable narrator with hardly any redeeming featu Leyshon Is A Master Of Domestic Suspense ObserverThere S Different Ways To Do It I Can Slowly Move Closer Step By Step, Or I Can Do It In One Movement And Bump Into Them Easiest Is In A Pub Then I Can Put My Drink Too Close To Theirs Move My Stool Near Theirs Anything To Cross The LineGary Is A Dipper, A Burglar, A Thief He Is Still At Junior School When His Father First Takes Him Out On The Rob, And Proves A Fast Learner Not Much Than A Child The First Time He Gets Caught, He Is A Career Criminal As Soon As He Is Out Again But Gary Is Also Fiercely Intelligent He Often Knows About The Antique Furniture He Is Stealing Than The People Who Own It, And Is Confident In His Ability To Trick His Way Out Of Any Situation, Always One Step Ahead But All That Changes When He Falls For Mandy I read this book in one go It sucked me in I just couldn t put it down So true to real life I had remind myself it was fiction Fantastic book Definitely going to readof this author SPOILER ALERTRead the full review at theproseandthecons.wordpress.comWell, Nell Leyshon just took me on one hell of a ride, one I seriously did not expect She well and truly crossed the line of fiction, and it was great Memoirs of a Dipper is unlike anything else I ve ever read and I can say that with my hands in the air in front of my crammed bookcases without a shadow of a doubt and not just because it s not what I d normally gravitate to.Before we even start, we re told, rather brusque SPOILER ALERTRead the full review at theproseandthecons.wordpress.comWell, Nell Leyshon just took me on one hell of a ride, one I seriously did not expect She well and truly crossed the line of fiction, and it was great Memoirs of a Dipper is unlike anything else I ve ever read and I can say that with my hands in the air in front of my crammed bookcases without a shadow of a doubt and not just because it s not what I d normally gravitate to.Before we even start, we re told, rather brusquely, that it s a memoir It ain t a youmoir Nell delivers exactly that Gary, our me , is a thief and always has been, and his story follows his journey from robbery to trying to get back on the straight and narrow, something which isn t made any easier from the company he keeps, or his own temptations.His voice is vivid and unflinching a word that couldn t be applied to me whilst reading it , sometimes difficultly so It s a hard book to face, even I ve given this four stars because I think it s really, really well written but I have to be honest, I skim read a lot of the second half.I found the first half engrossing Gary jumps off the page at you There s a lot of humour as well as sadness watching his dysfunctional family However there came a point, about halfway through, where Leyshon lost me I turned the page and felt bewildered I actually went back a few pages, because I thought I must have missed something, but I hadn t I can t I ve given this four stars because This book started strongly in media res and immediately it had a gritty realism reminiscent of Alan Sillitoe and the films of Ken Loach.As the book progresses through the life of Gary the main character who is to say the least a dodgy geezer my willing sense of disbelief came to the fore.I felt that the pace stumbles and gets sketchy.There are scenes when Gary s character seems to jump from place to place and charcters just appear from nowhere.I actually thought I d turned too many pages over in This book started strongly in media res and immediately it had a gritty realism reminiscent of Alan Sillitoe and the films of Ken Loach.A When I put this on my to read list it was because I had entered a giveaway to get it, however I didn t win the giveaway but chose to read it anyway I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this tale Leyshon has a clever way of portraying the life of a dipper which means that this somewhat vunerable, cheeky rouge gets under the readers skin in such a way that we want only for him to change his ways and go straight It tells a story of a life style t This lean novel there sfat on a butcher s pencil chronicles the life of Gary, a dipper dips into purses, dips into pockets, dips in silver paper when his pint goes flat It s a story of childhood, of dreams, of hell and disappointment and lessons and redemption Leyshon s gift is not only her ability to create a very real character, but also her ability to ease her reader into the character s head and masterfully control how the reader responds.Lean and potent and visceral and mov This lean novel there sfat on a butcher s pencil chronicles the life of Gary, a dipper dips into purses, dips into pockets, dips in silver paper when his pint goes flat It s a story of childhood, of dreams, of hell and loved it very clever nell leyshon is turning into one of my favourite authors at the minute.


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