Book cover for Every Night I Dream of Hell

Every Night I Dream of Hell



27 August 2015
400 pages
Imprint: Mantle


The plot is meticulous, the dialogue sharp, the emotions edgy. Mackay turns in another mesmeric performance

Mackay's real achievement, and it is considerable, lies in the way he renders Glasgow gangland almost abstract: the language is spare, limpid; the dialogue is uninflected, almost devoid of idiom. It's a shock when, about 50 pages in, someone finally swears. Can this really be Glasgow?
And yet this gives the books their power and a kind of existential force