By turns bawdy and tender, funny and sad, The Sopranos faces adolescence head-on, without sentiment or false hope. Youth, for these girls, is precious precisely because they have so little to look forward to. When their friend becomes pregnant, she's already "devoured the few opportunities for the wee bit sparkle that was ever going to come her way." When the nuns' parrot--who likes to spout Spanish obscenities during Mass--escapes from the school, his bright colors are "like a happiness that wasn't allowed below such skies, against these curt roof angles of slate and granite." Theirs is a grim, circumscribed world, but the sopranos shine like tropical birds against the background of gray. --Mary Park --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was one of the best books I have ever read. If you are not used to the dialogues and accents used, then you might want to think of someone speaking the words as you read... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2001 by April
The Sopranos, Alan Warner's exploration of the lives of several teenage girls in the big city is fantastic. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2001 by Elizabeth Hendry
This work is as poignant a social comment as any I have recently read.
This novel turns an intimate spotlight on the plight of bored, rudderless Scottish schoolgirls trapped... Read more
Warner has written teenage girls better than any other flimsy novelist out today! He goes into the deepest, darkest corners of the teenager's mind to explore sex, lesbianism,... Read morePublished on March 13 2000 by Lindsay
My first Warner novel, it's taken me quite a while to get through it. The book is written in dialect, which I usually hate, but it's done so well here that I can't imagine the... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2000 by "obxgrl"
Although his second book was better written, it did not have the same feeling as Morven Callar. I enjoyed The Sopranos, but if you are a first time Warner reader I would have to... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2000 by Chris Williams
I thought that not only was this the worst book I've read all year, it is undoubtedly the worst book I've ever read. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 1999 by TheReader23
If there's any justice, this will be made into a movie. Done right, it will have the same sort of humor that Trainspotting or the Roddy Doyle trilogy (The Commitments/The... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 1999 by Amy Battis