the book reviews
In his Glencannon stories, Guy Gilpatric proves his genius. The stories were written between 1929 and 1941. They follow the adventures of Colin Glencannon, the Chief Engineer of a tramp freighter, the SS Inchcliffe Castle. As he exercises his guile on an unsuspecting planet, we are treated to a perfect diamond, in story form, that is designed to incapacitate us with laughter. The entire world is the backdrop and the stories happen in many different ports. Drink a drop of Duggan's Dew of Kirkintilloch while you argue bitterly, if cats can sweat. Glencannon maintains that they can, "Copiously, through their feet", and he is willing to prove his assertion, with a scientific experiment. Do not read this book in bed. The sound of your convulsive laughter could cause your eviction.
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Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in British Columbia.