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The scene with the publisher’s agents, Tom and Susan, mlrvern hilarious. I also thought this was one of the few books I’ve read to take on class in a meaningful way; we sense the class divide between Morvern and her boyfriend and can speculate on how that motivated her decisions but it’s never spelled out in a didactic way.

Oct 07, Miranda rated it it was ok. I saw the movie and went “So that was what was missing. Nov 15, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: Dick It is unfortunate that this came completely soundless to me when its reading is supposed to be accompanied by music. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Morvern Callar by Alan Warner

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Warner LOVES to experiment with making Morvern uncomfortably naked, and he loves to travel with her naked body to all different locations. I never got into this book.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Mar 09, Ian rated it it was ok Shelves: He had left ample money. I infused the two mugs and sat back on the hearth running my hands over the bristles coming on my legs.


Following in the footsteps of Trainspottinganother Scottish tale of anomie in the Highlands, Morvern Callar chronicles Morvern’s dead-end existence–a joyless round of sex and raves punctuated by the music playing through her portable stereo. Archived from the original on Morvern Callar contains various descriptions of non working-class characters: Mar 31, Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves: The guy was apparently the complete opposite of Morvern Callar.

I gave it four alzn as the very end could have been wrapped up a little more efficiently, but I have to say, for a callxr novel, this is a phenomenal bit of writing. In truth though, I knew Warner understood about Morvern’s inherent contradictions on pg. Warner, one of the new “Scottish beat” writers like Irvine Welsh Trainspottingforcefully evokes the dreary life callqr a northern Scotland port town of Morvern Callar, whose name means “quieter silence” in Scottish.

Every action and thought is callae. Morvern Callar the person is extremely self-sufficient, extremely comfortable in her own skin, or that’s the impression I got.

Morvern Callar

The boyfriend kills himself, and Morvern finds him dead on the kitchen floor. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. What is the overall moral tone of the book: This is what I found in Morvern Callarand knowing what the soundtrack was like mprvern and there’s quite an extensive soundtrack, Morvern likes her 90s raves – wouldn’t have changed things at all.

This book was recommended to me by a friend back in ora guy I’m no longer even in touch with. How book and film compare: Write a customer review.


You saw a girl with an awkward looking bottom but the face of an angel. I was actually surprised by how much I empathised with her.

What’s the first thing she does? It took me a while to figure out that greeting was crying, mortal was drunk, etc. I thought it was, overall, a great snapshot of working-class Scottish life, and I think I will find myself looking back with a fond thought to this odd little gem of a book.

Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Unexpected reactions are Morvern’s trademark and make her story fascinating.

Morvern Callar is a girl in a dead end job in a dead end Scottish remote seaport, whose relationship with a withdrawn muso novelist comes to a literal dead end. Morvern’s life is banality itself: Warner was immediately contracted to write a sequel, These Demented Landsin which Morvern features heavily. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In some books this can be charming, but I confess here I did find it a little unsettling.

The watching the ants and burying a dismembered body of evidence scene. Morvern being alone makes sense to me that she does it laan. I’ll probably never show it to my students for fear they start adding “-ness” and “-ish” to everything, but it works in this novel.