Dark Lies the Island
Publish date: April 5th 2012
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
This is the second book by Kevin Barry that I bought, but it became the first one that I've actually read. The Gaelic-Nadsatesque reputation of 'City of Bohane' is still too intimidating to win over. Time will tell.Thus, I decided to give Mr Barry a go starting with a selection of some of his most r...
A really splendid collection (if a bit slight) of tales set in Ireland / featuring Irishmen. Each of them is unique and perfectly formed (although a few feel unnecessary/like retreads of well-worn material) and the writing practically sings. It's a drinking song, usually, but that isn't necessaril...
Dark Lies the Island by Kevin Barry is a book of short stories.I really did not enjoy this book and found the stories lacking in character development and just did hold my interest. I found myself going from one story to the next without really enjoying what I was reading.I am not a fan of short sto...
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