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Kevin Barry
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Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it 4 years ago
Somewhere in the middle of Beatlebone the author squeezes in an interlude which explains the research that went into authenticating John Lennon's voice for this story, and the history behind Dorinish Island as once owned by the singer. Once you get to this part of the book you may think one of two t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
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...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 6 years ago
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...
Lost (in books) in Los Angeles
Lost (in books) in Los Angeles rated it 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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...
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