"There’s only one thing I dislike about Jamie Ford. He’s so damn nice I can’t think ony reason to dislike him and that makes me feel guilty about envying his success."
". . . his writing always strikes me as something written by a guy who moved to Montana 30 years ago and never bothered to learn the history of the place. "
Classic Doig: precise colorful phrases that stick in the skull and move the narrative.
I'll tell him why my Mom wasn't impressed with his novel, English Creek, even though he painted an accurate picture of rural Montana during the Great Depression.