The Cold Cold Ground
Publish date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Irish Literature
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sean Duffy (#1)
~~Moved from GR~~ The Cold Cold Ground (Troubles Trilogy #1) by Adrian McKinty I wish I wereIn CarrickfergusWhere the castleLooks out to sea...But take my word for it, in 1981, you'd rather be anywhere else. In the town of Carrickfergus, near Belfast, the Troubles are rampant: IRA terrorists and...
My first Adrian McKinty book (and it won't be my last).McKinty is a stylist and his protagonist often muses on the ironies and complexities of human existence. It is both beautiful and astonishingly well grounded in history.What this book does better than anything else is show how complicated life ...
We had the very good fortune a couple of years ago to meet and visit with a Goodreads friend in Ireland (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1516847.Anthony_D_Buckley). My wife's grandmother immigrated from northern Ireland in the late 19th century and since things had calmed down in Ireland we fle...
I was surprisingly impressed with this book. Duffy, the main character, wasn't too much in the Sam Spade/ macho/ fucked-up but good mould and the atmosphere evoking what it must have been like living in Northern Ireland during the hunger strikes was great. Fab story too.
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