The Backstreets of Purgatory

By Helen Taylor

Caravaggio in Glasgow: A Tale of Art, Insanity and Irn Bru

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Amazing or average? What do you think?

The Backstreets of Purgatory has been out in the real world for a month or so now, and the reviews are coming in. Here's a selection of comments from book bloggers and readers who have reviewed it. Of course, if you are reading this on a phone, you won't have a hope of seeing the comments properly. But let me tell you, they are pretty darn good. Words like 'outstanding', 'audacious', 'original', 'bizarre' feature quite strongly and one kind blogger said, 'Certainly a best seller' (although while I love the sentiment, I'm very aware that nothing is a given).


I've had loads of lovely, hugely complimentary messages from readers too. It is an absolute joy for me to know that you are appreciating the novel (or keeping very quiet if you hated it!!).

If, by any chance, any of you have the time or inclination, the most valuable thing for me at this point is reviews. Amazon (sadly they seem to rule the world), Waterstones, Goodreads or anywhere else. You don't have to write loads (or anything on some sites) and you don't have to have even liked the novel. It is a numbers game here unfortunately. Apparently there is a change in the algorithm that Amazon use once a book reaches a certain number of reviews which puts it into the recommendations. It all helps to spread the word.

Or just tell your friends...

Thank you xx

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Ewan Knowles
 Ewan Knowles says:

I have recently read this book and it is quite interesting. The nice writing style, you go through the text quickly and with a lot of interest. My friend from gamble with the money community adviced me this book to read. I have no regrets from reading.

posted 8th July 2019

Martin Stone
 Martin Stone says:

Completely delighted in this book, it was charming from the initial couple of pages. assignment writing service. Enthusiastically foreseeing the following book from this energizing new writer.

posted 9th July 2019

Drew Graves
 Drew Graves says:

Get the book and all the extras that came with your first commitment, as well as a lunch at University Cafe and a pint at a quality five nights at freddy's pub. You are invited to bring a visitor.

posted 18th October 2022

Drew Binsky
 Drew Binsky says:

The well-written and interesting book "The Backstreets of Purgatory" presents a distinct viewpoint on the art world and its function in ovo game society. It is suggested for readers who appreciate character-driven narratives and challenging issues.

posted 18th April 2023

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