A Long Long Way
Publish date: October 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Irish Literature
Series: Dunne Family
I'm a bit torn about how I feel about the book. I'll preface this by saying that I read the Kindle version, so maybe the formatting is different from the print version. The Kindle version had quite a few formatting errors (spacing between words, missing quotations, line brakes in the middle of a lin...
The blurb makes the Easter Rising sound like a very major part of this book. In ways it is. In ways it isn't. The aftermath and repercussions of the Easter Rising were more of what this book is about than the actual Rising itself. This is the story of Willie Dunne. His father is a policeman and...
Wow, this was a difficult book to read. I’ve rarely read a book so filled with heartbreak, violence, despair and darkness. Willie Dunne is a wonderful character; an admirable young man living in Dublin with his father, who is a superintendent with the Dublin Metropolitan Police and his three sisters...
On completion:I thoroughly loved this book. I finished listening to it and was desperate for more. I re-listened to the last chapters. Then I thought, I simply cannot leave this book! I searched to see what other books Sebastian Barry has written. This is the first of a trilogy followed by first Ann...
A long long way written by Sebastian Barry was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2005 and tells an amazing and extremely well written story.This is the third novel I have read by Barry and have to say he is fast becoming one of my favourite writers.This is the story of Willie Dunne who at the...