Scouries is a small town just south of Glasgow, but I am told by a Person of Authority that Jim doesn't come from there. Of course with such a crafty devious mind who knows where he is from. So, bring frustrated by not being born in Scotland, he makes up for his lack of upbringing by writing such devious story lines such as this offering. It really went against my delicate upbringing to read about Charlie's problems with his older sister Sophie, who wants to marry a member of a commune, Isabel, his younger sister whom he loves passionately, and his beautiful mother whom he wishes to make mad passionate love to and carry his baby; oh, did I mention that he also wants to impregnate his sisters? I thought I did.