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Memoirs of a Dipper

Anything to cross the line' Gary is a dipper a burglar a thief He is still at junior school when his father first takes him out on the rob and proves a fast learner not much than a child the first time he gets caught he is a career criminal as soon as he is out a Leyshon gives a uniue voice to Gary a career petty criminal who tells us his story of his family life interwoven with his criminal activities It s like reading a 300 odd page monologue delivered to us by an untrustworthy character an unreliable narrator with hardly any redeeming featuresYou can see by his circumstances as for the reason Gary turns to a life of crime but I was wondering throughout the book why his brother Alan turned out so different and I would have liked to have seen of Alan and the conflict between the two brothersThis is a minor criticism for a well written book with gritty sparkling realistic dialogue

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'Leyshon is a master of domestic suspense' Observer 'There's different ways to do it I can slowly move closer step by step or I can do it in one movement and bump into them Easiest is in a pub then I can put my drink too close to theirs Move my stool near theirs This lean novel there s fat on a butcher s pencil chronicles the life of Gary a dipper dips into purses dips into pockets dips in silver paper when his pint goes flat It s a story of childhood of dreams of hell and disappointment and lessons and redemption Leyshon s gift is not only her ability to create a very real character but also her ability to ease her reader into the character s head and masterfully control how the reader respondsLean and potent and visceral and moves along like an amphetamine sulphate rush

Nell Leyshon » 9 Summary

Gain But Gary is also fiercely intelligent he often knows about the antiue furniture he is stealing than the people who own it and is confident in his ability to trick his way out of any situation always one step ahead But all that changes when he falls for Mandy Deceptively clever writing propels the reader through the book However I am not sure that the reader s journey is especially worthwhile and I do rather wonder at the variations in the narrator s tone Overall a decent fast read with some nice stylistic touches to admire on the way


10 thoughts on “Memoirs of a Dipper

  1. says:

    What elevates this tale of an abusive childhood that begets a dysfunctional criminal is the unusual structure and the first person narrative Ga

  2. says:

    This lean novel there's fat on a butcher's pencil chronicles the life of Gary a dipper dips into purses dips into pockets dips in silver paper when his pint goes flat It's a story of childhood of dreams of hell and disappointment and lessons

  3. says:

    loved it very clever nell leyshon is turning into one of my favourite authors at the minute

  4. says:

    I read this book in one go It sucked me in I just couldn't put it down So true to real life I had remind myself it was fiction Fantas

  5. says:

    Leyshon gives a uniue voice to Gary a career petty criminal who tells us his story of his family life interwoven with his criminal a

  6. says:

    I've given this four stars because I think it's really really well written but I have to be honest I skim read

  7. says:

    The poor uality of the writing especially of speech intruded right through the book preventing full engagement and belief despite some skill with plotting There was not enough thinking to balance out with the nastiness of the material and there was an element of sentimentality The ending was too short and not really believable; it was referre

  8. says:

    Kudos to Leyshon for this unblinking look at the world of petty criminals where following in one's thief of a father's footsteps is as natural as Don Jr running the family hotel chain Oh maybe they are the same thing Gary

  9. says:

    Deceptively clever writing propels the reader through the book However I am not sure that the reader's journey is especially worthwhile and I

  10. says:

    This is a first person novel that puts you inside the head of Gary a petty criminal and drug addict That's not a comfortabl

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