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This book looks like it would be a good read.  I wonder if anyone has read it and if so, what did you think of it?  Here's what O'Connor said about his new novel, "Haunting them all is the specter of the Irish Famine. “I wanted it to be one of those big, noisy books you can get lost in,” says O’Connor. “I wanted the same events told from different points of view, because a book about how history gets written depends who’s telling the story."

To which I must add, "So true Mr. O'Connor, so true!'


Kevin A. Fitzsimons

April 21, 2010 at 11:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This is a wonderful book. As a novel it fails, in terms of the "convenience" of the placement of the characters (though this is a necessary device in the scheme and style of the book).

However, as a document of the famine, and how "real" it is portrayed, it seems flawless. One of those books that you read, sigh, read more of, and can't wait to get back to.

Highly recommended.

September 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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