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Tag Archives: Irish fiction
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
An intense book told from the perspective of Frances, about her affair with a married man, but is, ostensibly, more about her
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne
Taking the emotive subject of abuse perpetrated by priests in Ireland, Boyne’s book is exceptional in its storytelling and its discussion
A Keeper by Graham Norton
The story of Elizabeth Keane, told through two narrative strands, interwoven cleverly and smoothly by Norton, to reveal long hidden secrets
Dubliners by James Joyce
James Joyce has never really appealed to me, I am sorry to say, so what did I make of Dubliners?
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
The Ruin, the first book featuring Dervla McTiernan’s garda Cormac Reilly, is a competently written thriller showing the depths of human depravity.
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
An interesting story of a woman’s life in 1930s Ireland as related by her intertwined with the notes of Dr. Grene, her doctor in the mental hospital in which she has grown old.