'A sequel to his acclaimed début Morvern Callar, These Demented Lands, confirms that Alan Warner boasts an extravagant talent... This novel is set on a Scottish island that contains a variety of weird landmarks and an hallucinogenic cast of characters - including a DJ who wants to set up the rave to end all raves, a visitor whose job is to assess candidates for sainthood and the wonderfully unfazed heroine, Morvern Callar' - Harry Ritchie, Mail on Sunday
A powerful, hilarious and original novel about the intersection of lives in the rough and ready communities and wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.
Warner's second novel is a classic like his first one... glorious... powerful
A moving evocation of post- apocalyptic rave culture in the West Highlands of contemporary Scotland
Prodigious powers of invention... marvellously dynamic prose... brilliant visual imagination... A greatly ambitious novel
Think of the inventiveness of Iain Banks filtered through the lurid lens of a David Lynch, with a soundtrack from Verve and Bob Dylan... These Demented Lands is fiction 'on the Outer Rim of everything'. Rave on, child
With a style that fuses poetic discipline with the riff-based scat of a hedonist