Call Me the Breeze
In a small town in Northern Ireland, in the troubling psychedelic-gone-wrong atmosphere of the late seventies, Joey Tallon embarks on a journey of selfhood, of redemption, and of rebirth. A man deranged by desire, and longing for belonging, with the words of T. S. Eliot as his guide -- "We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arr...more
This book, however, seems like it's the bad parts of The Butcher Boy. The main character, Joe, is just as "innocent" and messed up as the main character of The Butcher Boy, but Joe is also less likeable, which was a big part of Butcher Boy's charm. And the plot is even more difficult to follow.
I'm only giving it three stars because I like the author ...more