Publish date: May 5th 2009
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Irish Literature
, Coming Of Age
, New York
Brooklyn garners a quiet kind of appreciation for its most powerful and subtle aspects. Character development stands out among them all, as Eilis changes through moments of life that never find themselves bogged down in drama or excessive artificial tension. With a few exceptions, the supp...
3.5 stars. While the book was sufficiently emotional to make me cry, I found writing bland, and the ending bland, and honestly the movie was better.
Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín's sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following World War Two. Though skilled...
"Brooklyn" is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay on tonight's Academy Awards, and I am certainly excited about that. It was my favorite film of the year (although it won't win), and both the book and the adaptation were just, just perfect. The adaptation was completely faithful. The only chan...
Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn is simple storytelling at its best. This is a novel which doesn't accomplish much. It doesn't woo or provoke; it doesn't spend long developing characters or wallowing in language. It's a plot-driven story that really focuses on the story. Normally, I'm not a big fan of plot-dr...