A review by yowlyy
A Tale Etched In Blood And Hard Black Pencil, by Christopher Brookmyre


I loved Brookmyre since I discovered the Jack Parlabane series. The language is amazing, funny and without bows and twirls, somehow grueseome too (but we love this, don't we?) peppered with Scottish expressions and all the way through full of the typical Scottish wit, so fun! Loved the story told jumping back and forth in time, a more true picture of what happened at school back in the 70s and early 80s I can tell, teachers and pupils altogether. Thanks so much for the brief glossary at the end of the book: it helped me to identify some Scottish expressions that were very much cryptic to someone whose mother tongue is not English, so thanks! and yes...I am already looking to add to my TBR list more of this author.