Mini Review: The Haggis, The Sheep, The Sister-in-Law and The Drunken Trip to Glasgow by Colin MacIntyre

24 Apr
Mini Review: The Haggis, The Sheep, The Sister-in-Law and The Drunken Trip to Glasgow by Colin MacIntyre

While browsing Amazon one evening, I came across this book by chance. It had the weirdest title, and it was based close to where I live. So, I decided to give it a go. Its a short story and its free to download from Amazon.



Ewan should not have accepted a lift to Glasgow from The Professor. He had bought a train ticket, had brought a packed lunch – he had been all set. All he had needed to say was ‘No’. Two letters.

Instead he nodded his head gratefully to The Professor’s kind offer. Now he’s driving down the ferry’s ramp, ready for the 96 mile (96.2, actually) journey from Mull to Glasgow on Burns Night Eve, sat next to a bagpipe-playing, kilt-wearing, adulterous, foul-mouthed Scot . . . in the snow. Buckle up!


Published January 21st 2016 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

My Thoughts:

Well, you may say this has a strange title! It also has a very strange content. It was a good short read, I was mostly interested because I knew exactly the route that this journey was taking.Β 

“..down the Rest and Be Thankful, that mountainous stretch of barren road that joined the A82 to Loch Lomond..”

Throughout the short read, I was wondering to myself how the Author was going to bring in each part of the title…. and he did, in the strangest way. Often vulgar and disturbing, but entertaining!Β 

We follow Ewan and Lachlan, two Scottish men on their unexpected journey together. My take on the characters is that neither of them are your average person, both are quirky! (to put it mildly).

If you don’t mind a bit of bad language and vulgarity, give this book a go. Its free at the time of me posting this. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.Β 






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13 responses to “Mini Review: The Haggis, The Sheep, The Sister-in-Law and The Drunken Trip to Glasgow by Colin MacIntyre

  1. Emma - meandbmaketea

    April 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Love stumbling on random books – makes it that bit more fun doesn’t it ! #KCACOLS

    • chocolatepages

      April 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Yes, it does and all the better when they are free. πŸ˜‰

  2. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    April 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    That is one eye-catching title! I might give this one a go, it sounds like a fun read. #KCACOLS

    • chocolatepages

      April 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      It was certainly a strange read, but I like those sometimes especially when they are free.

  3. Picking Up Toys

    April 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I’m intrigued! If I saw that on the shelf I’d definitely get it just for the title x #kcacols

  4. LizScanlon

    April 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    The blurb really makes the book sound interesting, and your mini review even more so.. gotta go see if i can get that puppy πŸ™‚

    • chocolatepages

      April 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      It should still be free, so hope you can get it. πŸ˜‰

  5. mummyhereandthere

    April 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Sounds like a fun read but it does make me want to eat haggis now haha! X #kcacols

    • chocolatepages

      April 25, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      πŸ˜‰ You might not want to eat haggis after you have read the book!! πŸ˜‰

  6. A Moment with Franca

    April 29, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Sounds very interesting and also very fun!! Great title too! lol Thanks so much lovely for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I hope to see you again on Sunday! πŸ™‚ xx

    • chocolatepages

      April 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you, it was totally the title that intrigued me for this book.

  7. lonestarsky1

    April 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Hi there, found your blog via the weekend blog share! Some great reviews here but this one in particular has intrigued me! Have added it to my ‘to read’ list πŸ™‚

    • chocolatepages

      April 30, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. It is a strange little read, but enjoyably weird.


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