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Shenanigans and whining An intensely personal rambling poetic book telling the story of an alcoholic writer in rural Ireland This book was one I had meant to read for some time and when I heard it being name checked recently by Kevin Barry on a Top 5 books podcast that tipped the odds in its podcast that tipped the odds in its briefly it s about a tortured love affair set mostly in the Mullet peninsula of Mayo but with excursions also to Belfast and the heartland affair set mostly in the Mullet peninsula of Mayo but with excursions also to Belfast and the heartland Ulster Unionism The characters also Seem To Lead Lives That Encompass Abnormal Ie Way Too to lead lives that encompass abnormal ie way too levels of alcohol In fact it s pretty clear that the main character is a full blown alcoholicI think the way all of the places involved are escribed is first class you really get a sense of the elemental nature of life on the West coast and how the wind is ever present In Belfast there is a great sense of claustrophobic society how everyone seems to know what the other person is BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) doing and what religion they adhere to Theescription of the way that the female character s father an RUC man finds a bolt hole on the West coast of Ireland is well handled and the examination of his prejudices and misconceptions is very credibleNo point in recycling the entire plot line but I really enjoyed the way the characters were The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports drawn the sense of place in multiple locations and the way people talked was very true to life I thought theescriptions of nature were excellent and the use of language was lyrical there was a great flow to them On the negative side the book The Arcav Princes Captive (Arcav Alien Invasion, did go on and on and on a bit however and some of the philosophising sections were hard to read It wandered a bit too much for my liking So not an unualified success and not a book to read if you give up easily but if you give it the time and make the effort it will give you glimpses into parts of Ireland and Irish society thaton t normally get this level of interest And it is a very convincing Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Feminist Values and Social Activism 1875 1915 dissection of a number of key characters and a sense of what makes them tick A good book maybe not a great one though. Ncholy beauty resonates with theeepest truths” Boston Glob.

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A Goat's SongHealy what a gifted writerA Goat s Song Is Free Of Those Novelistic Tricks is free of Those Novelistic Tricks Turns That novelistic tricks turns that fiction laborious free from that awful sense of writerly contrivance that pollutes so many novels It s so full of irrepressible human truth and lifeWonderful wonderful wonderful One of the most beautiful books I ve read Jack Ferris is an Irish Catholic writer of plays occasional crew man on a trawler off the West Coast teachers Manual African American Literature deeply self obsessed and uite a serious alcoholic Catherine Adams is theaughter of a sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary who had been a Loyalist and a fierce Presbyterian She is an actress starting out This reviewer has been out at sea three ays I ve been hurled and whirled up and DOWN AND BACKWARDS ALL AT THE and backwards all at the time been beaten up and chased by goats and had three barrels of rum gin brandy vodka Jack Daniels whisky whiskey potcheen and every other spirit of Irish moonshine poured own my throat What a way to spend Christmas If I recover I will say something about this brilliant novel One of my favorite books of all time Pure poetic fiction about a runk who has lost the love of his life The sadness is so tangibly beautiful the imagery will sweep you away Simply put Healy is a master with words and A Goat Song elivers in so many waysIts just one of those books I can never forget and think about often for no particular reason except for how well it is written When a book is this well written it oesn t matter what it s about I ll be reading everything by Dermot Healy that I can promise An astonishing gut wrenching heartbreaking masterpiece A Goat s Song is what I would class a perfect contemporary Irish novel and a perfect modern love story by love I mean star crossed love The real skill in the story is the format which flits forwards and backwards in time between ifferent characters and their perspectives but this is effortless Healy oes this with real skill It s rarely confusing always extremely literary but original and not laboured The story flows beautifully. An Irish playwright reimagines his estranged lover’s past in. .

From Jack Ferris complex alcoholic writer fisherman lover to Jonathan Adams RUC man haunted by his failure in the church fisherman lover to Jonathan Adams RUC man haunted by his failure in the church violence in NI His esire to conuer Irish language and mythology land back to Catherine wreckless beautiful talented actress promiscuous flawed real seeming characters caught language and mythology land back to Catherine wreckless beautiful talented actress promiscuous flawed real seeming characters caught in their place in time tangled by the politics of Ireland and NI The book spins a modern mythology with the tragedies of ordinary lives reflected in it The complex webs between the characters become a metaphor symbolic of the tragic relationship between Ireland and the North Two places that can never be together and can never be apart I Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) didn t know a lot of the context in which some of the events took place and the book set the scene for these really well which as an Irish person helped to explain this recent enough part of our country s history For example Iidn t know how sever the tensions were between people and how opening your mouth to express yourself was genuinely angerous At times the plot can meander a bit than I liked but this was a small flaw in brilliant bookThe scenery in Belmullet is like an added character I loved the occasional references to goats throughout the tale tooAdditionally the book "is a very honest account of how alcoholism can play out in Ireland and this is rarely confronted "a very honest account of how alcoholism can play out in Ireland and this is rarely confronted honestly in our novels films etc I gave it a 3 as parts of this book were excellent lyrical writingBUT and it s a big one The story meandered And meandered through lashings of rink and Activism and the American Novel drunken fights Iidn t know what was real and what was imagined And perhaps I wasn t meant to but it added to the confusionThe good parts were very good The Agriculture at a Glance Revised Edition description of the NorthernSouthern Ireland conflicts theifferences in even the life of the towns He catches all that and wellThe most interesting character in the book was Catherine s father Jonathan Adams I honestly thought the book should have been about him A wonderful complex character Unlike the two leads who bored me with their endless A Love No Less Two Centuries of African American Love Letters drunken. This “rare and powerful book”E Annie Proulx whose “mela.