Having heard Laura read her 21 Revolutions work Mango I hadn’t realised that she mostly wrote light hearted novels. I therefore did not know what to expect when starting For Faughie’s Sake (FFS) but after only a few pages I realised it was going to be an enjoyable read. I really liked that she decided to tackle the issue of Independence in a creative way. I wasn’t expecting that when I started reading, but this is my first Laura Marney novel and I didn’t read anything about the book first. I won’t go into too much detail and I don’t want to give any spoilers.
I found Laura’s writing style to be very readable and engaging. I felt connected to the characters, I could see them alive in a small Scottish community somewhere. She manages to touch on many different issues in this book, and she does it in a light hearted way that makes you think but doesn’t lead you in any way. Even though this is the second book set in Faughie it stands alone and I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything having not read the previous, No Wonder I Take a Drink, which I will be going back to read now.
Laura will be in conversation with Magi Gibson at an event in the Library on Thursday 14th August which I am really looking forward to. Come along, read the book, and I urge you to read it before the Referendum in September – as it could give you a new insight into the issue.