Dan Starkey arrives on Wrathlin Island to investigate the residents' belief that the Messiah is alive, female, and about to start school there: It's not a commission that turns up everyday. He finds a mess of religious intolerance and illicit drinking in a tiny community that is big on religious fervour but small on hospitality. Apart from the Messiah's mum of course, who's clung to her sanity. And her lager.
I have read most of Colin Bateman's books and they (or I) are so quirky, they never fail to make me laugh. Whenever I am a bit down I read" I predict a riot, murder, Extortion and a carrot cake." I LOVE HIS WRITING but I think you have to suspend belief and just go with Colin on his fantastic voyages.
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Colin Bateman does his usual and creates a storyline which stretches credibility just beyond normal limits, but incorporates characters that have likeable and consistent personalities, making a thoroughly enjoyable mix.
Turbulent Priests maintained my interest throughout, had it's fair share of laugh out loud moments and a good few sharp intakes of breath too.
I've no knowledge of Scottish accents so I can't comment on accuracy, but the narration certainly brought the characters to life, though it had it's own particular and at times stilted style.
Overall a really enjoyable book, well worth a listen.