(PDF KINDLE) [HellFire] ó Mia Gallagher
R I finished I njoyed the book obviously it s set in Dublin and is primarily about constructing a life story out of unreliable memories so my scholarly interests are piued but it was probably at least 30% longer than it should have been Additionally one of the blurbs on
#the back cover is fairly misleading The darker grungier flipside to #back cover is fairly misleading The darker grungier flipside to Potter Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which made me a bit impatient with the book at times That s a shame because it s uite good at what it does which I suppose is Dark And Grungy But and grungy but fact that there are some mostly background supernatural lements to the novel doesn t warrant a mention of two other texts that are doing uite different things with the supernatural Don t attempt this book unless you have got a lot of time on your hands it is long and rambling or unless you have a strong stomach as it is unrelentingly grim with some sickening violence and graphic descriptions of drugs and their ffects as well as social deprivationIt is the story of a junkie set in Dublin in the 80s and her attempts at finding some meaning to her life I did get a lot out of it despite it being way too long and it does have some moments of poetic beauty but it was also uite hard work The Runaway Wedding ending gets a bit too mystery novelxposition y but overall this is a pretty riveting read that justifies its length I loved this book I loved the characterisations and the way the story unfolded as the book progressed I couldn t wait to get back to it when I wasn t reading it I thought the spelling to affect the Dublin accent might soon grow to irritate but instead it faded into the background and wasn t noticeable after a whileDark menacing brooding but always captivating. Ist of this tumultuous story Lucy revisits her childhood and Wicked Loving Lies early adolescence – trying to get her head around the things people do in the name of love and hate greed and desire – and she pieces together afresh thevents that led to the night that still haunts .
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#I ENJOYED IT MUCH THAN I WAS EXPECTING TOI #enjoyed it much than I was La heredera del mar expecting toI not guess thending at all and the story kept me interested and turning pages throughout Usually with books so long there are parts which get boring and a bit draggy but that didn t happen with this book Very pleased I read it I picked this up in an airport in 2006 on a whim mainly because I found the cover attractive It was a lucky pick for me as I would say this is my all time favourite bookYes it s long the Dublin dialect is initially hard to ndure but by the long the Dublin dialect is initially hard to ndure but by the of a few chapters it just faded into obscurity and actually made the characters real and solid in my imagina I learned that pretty much ntire Dublin was a ghetto until recently I learned what the Hellfire Club legend is I learned a lot of swear words in dublinese I now know what a Jo maxi isThe book tells the story of Lucy from childhood to adulthood a poor family in a poor area of
The City With Notcity with not prospects It was completely different from what I xpected and what the dark side of Harry Potter uote on the cover indicates but a real page turner Rarely have I had such mixed feelings of the main character and had so little clue as to how the book will nd This is a book that crackles It is one of the finest books to come out of Ireland in the last 10 years It brought me right into a world that s right under my nose the world of the gangland The voice of the character is so strong You really feel you know what it s like to be one of those Merchant s uay junkies It takes real skill to get readers to sympathise with a character you d otherwise run across the street to avoid The plot is a little hard to follow at times and it s writ. On a midsummer’s vening a young Dublin woman Lucy Dolan prepares for a showdown that will help make sense of a heart breaking and brutal atrocity that happened thirteen years arlier changing her life forever As she waits for the arrival of the charismatic figure.
Mia Gallagher ☆ 4 Read & DownloadTen in Dublinese This may xplain why the book didn t uite the attention it deserved from the literati but if you want a read that ll stretch and invigorate you this is it Fervently hope Mia s second novel sees the light of day My actual
is 35 Very different from what I xpected basically tells of day My actual rating is 35 stars Very different from what I xpected basically tells life story of a heroin addict spanning several decades in the slums of Dublin Lucy the addict narrates so the writing is conversational and terse The dialect takes a bit getting used to but I commend Gallagher s boldness for writing Lucy s character so in depth and detailing a story with very little redemption not for the weak of heart A gorgeously devastating Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe epic narrated by a violent junkie who s just been released from prison It took me a few chapters to warm up to Lucy but she uickly became one of the most uniue and fully realized main characters that I vever Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time encountered She addresses her story to a man from her past and as she tries to make sense of a tragedy that fractured their tumultuous relationship she narrates not only her own childhood but also her family history and the birth of gangland Dublin Hellfire is difficult to catagorize It s violent and unrelenting but also touching and sweet It s part impeccably researched historical fiction part poetic literary masterpiece part YA coming of age part multi generational family saga part furious social commentary and part magical realism It s a big book and the first half is slow going at times Once Lucy s story reaches the night of thevent she s been building up to however all the strands start to come together and the story gallops off at breakneck speed leading to one hell of an One Wild Weekend ending that stayed with me long afte. Who is the key to the mystery she recounts her life story – a rich andxtraordinary tale spanning two generations of storytellers and deal makers fortune tellers and gamblers businessmen and warlords and the people that feared served and betrayed them With ach tw.rating is 35