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City of Bohane - Kevin Barry
City of Bohane
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780224090575 (0224090577)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, paper-read, impac-winner, britain-ireland, amusing, teh-brillianz, spring-2014 Read from December 05, 2013 to April 13, 2014 This is his first novel; Barry has previously written short fiction and his collection 'There Are Little Kingdoms' won the Rooney Prize in 2...
Lost (in books) in Los Angeles
Lost (in books) in Los Angeles rated it
This book was a challenge, but in a good way. It's set 40 years in the future, in a fictitious city in the west of Ireland. (In the interest of full disclosure: I lived in Galway, a real city in the west of Ireland, for three years, so I'm a bit biased toward the country and the region.) The charact...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
0.0 City of Bohane
Got as far as page 102 and realised that I was just skimming and not really reading and what's more I didn't care if every character died on the spot. Stopped reading. Joseph O'Connor on the back talks about it being "Joyce meets Anthony Burgess and as funny as Flann O'Brien"; Irvine Welsh says "H...
Smart Reads
Smart Reads rated it
0.0 A wild linguistic ride
To read Kevin Barry's "City of Bohane" is to experience a verbal cross of Joyce and Burgess, with perhaps a bit of Russell Hoban's "RIdley Walker" in the background. Joyce of course is no surprise -- this is Irish writing, after all -- and I am referring to the "Clockwork Orange" style of Anthony Bu...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
wait for the price to drop:O)IMPAC Winner 2013: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22795515
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