100 Word Reviews: The Testament of Gideon Mack, by James Roberston
An atheist vicar meets the devil after falling into the water and getting sucked through a waterfall and finds complication.
Starting off at the ending, wrapped in layers of obfuscation, steeped in Scotland. You want to read this book with a dram of whisky, by a fire, late at night. The work asks more questions than it answers and pulls no punches, either to Gideon Mack himself, his wife, or his friends, leaving a complex portrait of life in a small town, lost love, crises of grief, coming of age, and what the devil may turn out to be.