"O ony wrytin Scots the day, this maun be the name ti watch - a byordnar talent, an nae mistake... Gin whit's in the pamphlet stauns as a proper saimple, the publisher at haes the saul, the fecht an the gumption tae tak on [the haill novel]'ll gie the Scots leid the grittest upheeze it's haed sen the 'Drunk Man'." [Colin Donati, Lallans]