Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show: A Novel of Ireland
Publish date: February 23rd 2010
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
A long and rambling and colorful and wonderful novel about a father who runs away in pursuit of an actress, a son who journeys off to find him and the charismatic, scandalous and traitorous family behind it all. Frank Delaney's novel is a bittersweet trip through 1930s Ireland- its highways and bywa...
i wish i could say i enjoyed Venetia Kelly as much as others seem to have. it was my first delaney although i've seen his works and even have another one, ireland, on my shelf. i found his writing quite disjointed and irritating...too many semi-colons and LONG dashes (perhaps that's his point...hi...
Honestly, I had a hard time with the beginning of the book. It was an introduction of the characters which, while necessary... didn't work at intriguing me. However, once I got through the first (short) dozen chapters or so, the story took off!I really couldn't put it down the last two days. I loved...