The Incredible Adam Spark

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The Incredible Adam Spark

The Incredible Adam Spark By Alan Bissett The Incredible Adam Spark A dazzling performance think Forrest Gump think Curious Incident think Anne Donovan s Buddha Da from one of Scotland s brightest new talents Adam Spark Eighteen going on eight and a half Fast food w

  • Title: The Incredible Adam Spark
  • Author: Alan Bissett
  • ISBN: 9780755326464
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Incredible Adam Spark By Alan Bissett A dazzling performance think Forrest Gump, think Curious Incident, think Anne Donovan s Buddha Da from one of Scotland s brightest new talents.Adam Spark Eighteen going on eight and a half Fast food worker Queen fan Last in the queue for luck On waking from an accident in which he saves a child, he has the distinct impression that all is far from right What are theA dazzling performance think Forrest Gump, think Curious Incident, think Anne Donovan s Buddha Da from one of Scotland s brightest new talents.Adam Spark Eighteen going on eight and a half Fast food worker Queen fan Last in the queue for luck On waking from an accident in which he saves a child, he has the distinct impression that all is far from right What are these curious lights that seem to surround people Why are animals and machines trying to speak to him And can he really control time Is it just his imagination, or has Adam Spark been chosen to become Scotland s first, and only, superhero This, however, is the least of his problems The local gang is luring him into deeper and darker peril His sister and lone carer, Jude, is giving all her love to another woman And if Jude abandons Adam or Adam drives her away all the superpowers in the world won t be able to save him.
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    1. Katy Noyes on said:

      This was a random recommendation generated on a website that I took a chance on I d never heard of the author or title before The premise I felt was a little different to the actual plot, but I did still enjoy it.It was a surprise though, from the first page, to have to read this quite slowly, as it is written in both Scottish dialect, and reflecting the learning difficulties of the narrator, Adam This made it hard to read, with little punctuation and words spelled in interesting ways I m a fast [...]

    2. Kel McGowan on said:

      So I m on week 3 on my 52AZ reading challenge and this one I finished within two days Not because it was short, but because I was so desperate for it to be over I went into super Kel speedread mode.I give you The Incredible Adam Spark by Alan Bissett The comic book red and yellow cover jumps off the shelf at you and once I d read the blurb I thought I d actually found a book I might like to read.Alas, it was precisely the sort of book I don t enjoy It just tries too hard to be different Adam Spa [...]

    3. Andrew on said:

      this review first appeared on intraspace it s amazing what you come across when you re not looking for anything in particular at the library our library has a new book stand that i always have a look at take a punt, and sometimes it pays offis is a story in first person about a scottish down syndrome teenager with superhero abilities as the tagline reads at last, scotland has a hero am spark, or sparky as he s known, has all kinds of adventures and rides the waves of people s prejudice and the r [...]

    4. Ketan Shah on said:

      A great example of first person storytelling from a slightly skewed perspective Alan Bissett puts you in the head of mentally challenged Adam Spark,who seems to gain superpowers after a football accident By turns funny and tragic It tales a while to get into it,as the narrator has a very distinctive voice ,but once you do,you re hooked If you enjoyed the first person storytelling element in this ,you d probably enjoy the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon,Flower s for A [...]

    5. Robert on said:

      More like 3 1 2.The Incredible Adam Spark is a coming of age novel but with some twists.First of all it is told in a stream of conscious style and in Scottish dialect Bissett s use of dialect is not too heavy going and after a while you do get what is happening.Secondly Adam is special and we get to see the novel through his point of view, which makes him a very unreliable narrator as he has trouble understanding people s motives.Other than that the novel is about coping with loss and changes As [...]

    6. Andy on said:

      I absolutely loved this book The writing style is very fragmented and littered with slang but after a few pages this only goes to enhance the story and make me identify with Adam and understand how his mind works A gripping story that s consistently funny throughout while also being terrifically sad.

    7. Paul on said:

      took me a while to get into it as a rather misleading blurb on the back, but once I d worked out what book I was reading I really enjoyed this The family at the centre of it are very familiar and rung true Quite tense as you don t know what way things are heading which I guess is how Adam feels.

    8. Kyle Kyle on said:

      this was a very sweet little book that was comepletely different from what i was expectingi had been expecting a silly scottish tale about superheroes but it turned out to be like the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime was both heartwarming and hilarious at the same timewell recommended

    9. Lisa on said:

      Amazing book You need to read it a while to get into the Falkirk lilt, but fab story You really get to know Adam, and his daft pals I found it funny, interesting and h thought the ending was fab Good luck wie yer life Adam xx

    10. Bekki on said:

      Are you kidding me The ENTIRE book is comprised of sentence fragments, spelling errors, pretend words, and an utter lack of capitalization and proper punctuation I am sure this is written of as art , however, I found it extremely distracting This art made the book completely unbearable.

    11. Pomme on said:

      Twas good, you ken Twas like, ow ri dji nal and touching Notwhatiexpected, but hey, lifes like this.

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