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Blanketmen: An Untold Story of the H-block Hunger Strike

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by New Island Books (first published January 2005)
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Visas
Feb 03, 2015 Visas rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book for those looking for more information about the H-Blocks and the blanketmen hunger strike(s) during that time.

O'Rawe gives a fascinating insight into the happenings from within the prison, though it shows that this story is a personal report of someone who wanted to share his experiences, but isn't an author. The narration is often confusing because of unannounced time leaps and inconsistent usage of people's names and nicknames.

I wouldn't recommend this book to peop
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Aug 09, 2008 Carrie rated it it was amazing
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Easy to read, personable and heart-wrenching story of the hunger strikes of the 80s. Not to be missed, especially for the human side of the story.
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