Sheepshagger by Niall Griffiths

Wales is desolate; Wales is primitive. The picture of the bleakness of life for the characters in this novel portray a country that is forgotten.

Against this backdrop, the violence is expected and it is extreme. This is a great novel and reminiscent of The Wasp Factory in its starkness. It is gritty in its portrayal of the futility of the existence of the main character Ianto, mentally unstable because he was a victim of an horrific crime in his early childhood.

A gruesome, but good read.




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