Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin is a Scottish poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, and librettist. He has served as Edinburgh's Makar (poet laureate) and is known for his works such as 'The Sound of My Voice' and 'No More Angels'.


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  1. 1. The Sound Of My Voice

    This novel offers a poignant and introspective look into the life of its protagonist, a successful advertising executive who is grappling with a deep-seated sense of dissatisfaction and the creeping realization of his alcoholism. Through a unique second-person narrative, readers are drawn intimately into the protagonist's internal struggles, as he attempts to navigate his professional responsibilities, personal relationships, and the increasingly blurred lines between his public facade and private despair. The narrative style creates a compelling and immersive experience, highlighting the complexities of identity, the pressures of societal expectations, and the silent battle many face with addiction.

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