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The Ginger Man - J.P. Donleavy, Jay McInerney
The Ginger Man
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Feckless, unwashed, charming, penurious Sebastian Balfe Dangerfield, Trinity College Law student, Irish American with an English Accent, maroon in the ould country and dreaming of dollars and ready women, stumbles from the public house to the pawnbrokers, murmuring delusive enticements in the ear... show more
Feckless, unwashed, charming, penurious Sebastian Balfe Dangerfield, Trinity College Law student, Irish American with an English Accent, maroon in the ould country and dreaming of dollars and ready women, stumbles from the public house to the pawnbrokers, murmuring delusive enticements in the ear of any girl who'll listen, in delirious search of freedom, wealth, and the recognition he feels is his due. Lyrical and ribald, illuminating, poignant and hugely entertaining, The Ginger Man is a work of authentic comic genius.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802144669 (0802144667)
ASIN: 802144667
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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2.0 The Ginger Man / J.P. Donleavy
First published in Paris in 1955 and originally banned in America, J. P. Donleavy's first novel is now recognized the world over as a masterpiece and a modern classic of the highest order. Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic nov...
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I found this book painful to read. Sebastian is good for nothing and lacks any redeeming qualities. I kept wishing he would go investigate a noise in the hold.
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5.0 The Ginger Man
This one rolls in at #99 on the Best 100 list...and I loved every last sentence of it.
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