At Swim, Two Boys
Publish date: February 25th 2003
Pages no: 562
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Irish Literature
, M M Romance
The dialect is just too much for me to slog through. It's very heavy early 1900s Irish brogue and slang, both in the dialogue, which would be one thing, but also in the narrative, so it's pretty much non-stop. Every time Mr. Mack is on the page, the narrative gets choppy and random on top of that. A...
In 1915 Jim Mack works in his father's shop, takes teasing from his older brother in stride and weathers the remarks of the other, wealthy, boys at his Catholic school. Life is fixed. One of the brothers insists he may have a vocation, his father has his own plans for him, and Jim is content to let ...
Rating: 5.5/5 (It was that brilliant!)Summary: At its core, this is a love story. Two 16 year old boys, a college boy, Jim Mack and a laborer, Doyler Doyle, make a pact to practice swimming for a year so on Easter of 1916 (unknowingly to them a time of the Easter Rising and Irish rebellion), they wi...
Harrowing and heartbreaking. I'll probably gush about this book in the future, and eventually upgrade it to my favourites shelf. But I still don't believe I can reasonably give it more than 4 stars. I was so focused on the main characters, the main plotline, that I probably didn't pay as much attent...
Normalmente , prefiero no leer historias trágicas , es decir , libros de este estilo que te dejan un sabor amargo cuando lo terminás ... pero At Swim , two Boys , lo empecé (con reservas) y no pude dejarlo hasta el final . Excelente. Casi .“Listen to me. When you’d touch me, I won’t be jumping, I wo...