- So what’s your problem?
– I suppose my problem is: I feel like he doesn’t take himself seriously enough.
– Isn’t that a good thing?
– It is a good thing.
– So what’s your problem then?
– I feel like – every idea he has becomes a book.
‘A fantastic character study with masterful dialogue and descriptions’ – Their Lips Talk of Mischief by Alan Warner
‘What’s particularly note-worthy, though, and what you’ll likely take away from the book, isn’t the setting or the plot, but how he brings Douglas, Llewellyn and Aoife to life – no mean feat, as we say, since he’s hampered himself with a pair of Withnail-alike ne’er-do-wells, and it takes some doing to lift that hopeless-arty-loser stereotype and craft a pair of memorable individuals out of them. Lou, in particular, is a triumph’ – Valerie O’Riordan reviews Alan Warner’s Their Lips Talk of Mischief