By James Robertson
"And the Land Lay Still" is not anything below the tale of a kingdom. James Robertson's breathtaking novel is a portrait of contemporary Scotland as obvious in the course of the eyes of natives and immigrants, reporters and politicians, drop-outs and spooks, all attempting to make their means via a rustic within the throes of serious and fast switch. it's a relocating, sweeping tale of relations, friendship, fight and wish - epic in each feel.
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And do you know what I decided? ” Her eyes flared wide and laughter came again at her mock glee. She held up a hand to cut it short and leant forward confidentially. “And do you know something? ” A second storm of laughter burst through the room, led by the woman herself, laughing at herself, laughing at the absurdity of it, collapsing over a good joke with some friends. After some minutes, she wiped her eyes along with half the room and stood shaking her head slowly as the room settled into silence.
It does take time, that sort of thing,” I suggested. “A lot of young men—” “Oh, I know,” she interrupted. “It’s a common problem. I know a hundred women who’ve been through the same thing, and they all hope it’ll solve itself, and every so often it does. But not Miles. He’s just… it’s as if he’s not there anymore. ” I chewed my lip thoughtfully for a moment, and the image of those slick faces in the nightclub came back to me. Lost was a good word for a large part of our whole generation. ” I asked, not quite the shot in the dark it seemed, and she looked at me then, her eyes brimming, and nodded.
In the first chapter, God ‘says,’ and the power of the word alone is so great, it becomes. The word becomes light and dark, sun and moon, mountains, trees, and animals as soon as it leaves the mouth of God. ” Her tinted nails caught the light as her child-sized hands shaped a figurine out of the air, then brushed it away. “Same God, just different ways of talking about His creation. But in either of them—just think about this now—does it say in either of them that God made man better than woman?