Old Men in Love by Alasdair Gray

Old Men in Love

Alasdair Gray

Eccentric, fragmentary, historical, postmodern, intriguing, philosophical, unconventional - just a few words to describe Old Men in Love. But even if the list grew to 50, I still wouldn’t come close to capturing fully the essence of this book and what it’s like to read. Despite the blurring of author and character and the multiple locations and eras, this is a surprisingly easy read and offers a completely unique experience for the reader.

Extract

I am haunted, oppressed by feeling I should write about the life I know, but what do I know about life? What has life taught me about Glasgow? How can an old man of very little experience put the world where he lives into a good story? Think about it, Tunnock. You have nothing else to do.

Parallels
  • Poor Things by Alasdair Gray
  • Lost In The Fun-House by John Barth