The Busconductor Hines

by James Kelman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781857990355 Global Overview for this book
Registered by davemurray101 of Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 8/23/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by davemurray101 from Lower Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, August 23, 2009
Living in a no-bedroomed tenement flat, coping with the cold and boredom of busconducting and the bloody-mindedness of Head Office, knowing that emigrating to Australia is only an impossible dream, Robert Hines finds life to be ‘a very perplexing kettle of coconuts’. The compensations are a wife and child, and a gloriously anarchic imagination.

The Busconductor Hines is a brilliantly executed, uncompromising slice of the Glasgow scene, a portrait of working-class life which is unheroic but humane.

Journal Entry 2 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thanks so much for your donation davemurray101!

This book is now part of the 1001-library. If you want to take this book from the library but don't know how to proceed, please refer to the 1001-library bookshelf.

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On its way to booklady331 of Florida.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
You are generous, davemurray101. Thank you for this book. I never heard of it before the 1001 book list.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 29, 2011
All I can say is that I did not enjoy this book. It appeared that the author had to put so many "F" words on a page. It turned me off. I forced myself to finish it because it is a 1001 book and was sent to me by another BCer. I will send it to another 1001 library member. I'll send it out either later this week or next week.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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Journal Entry 7 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 10, 2011


This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing booklady331:)

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Journal Entry 8 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The book has arrived safely, thank you. I'll get to this as soon as I can xx

Journal Entry 9 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, February 10, 2012
Well I've read it but can't really say I enjoyed it very much. It was very indicitive if Kelman as in it was full of swearing and had no speechmarks. I struggled getting around conversations at the beginning but soon got the hang of it.

The story seemed to be heading to a climax with the proposed strike but then nothing else seemed to happen and the novel just ended. I like a book that ends properly, lol. I disliked Hines but found myself having a little respect for Sandra and her love for him overcoming her growing dislike.

Anyway, another book ticked off the list and back to the library now.

Journal Entry 10 by 1001-library at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, February 11, 2012


This book is now back on the 1001 library bookshelf and can be borrowed by PMing Danielle23:)

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Journal Entry 11 by blackwidow1971 at Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Safely received - thank you!

Journal Entry 12 by elizardbreath at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Thursday, June 07, 2018
Thanks for sending this my way! I won't read it as it's full of swearing but I know I'll find it a good home and keep it traveling!

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