Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Pages no: 661
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Irish Literature
, Coming Of Age
This book is far better crafted than it appeared to be halfway through. It deftly handles a difficult topic (avoid spoilers, if you can), and manages startlingly incisive comments on finding meaning in life. I do wish there had been a little less tin foil antics and speechifying from the Acting Pr...
This is the funniest/most horrific book I've read in ages. I spent the first 65% of the book laughing like a mad person at the hilarious antics of the Irish Catholic schoolboys who populate this book. Then I spent the next 10% being genuinely appalled. And then I laughed a little bit guiltily up to ...
This is my first installment in my series Les Memorables, books that are not necessary the best books I've read in my life, but books that I still regularly think of. Books that are really memorable. I obviously recommend all books on my Les Memorables shelf! It might not be a surprise to find out...
3.5 stars. A bit slow to get into but I really enjoyed it once I did.