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The Little Hammer

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"Would you believe me if I told you that I was only nine years of age when I killed him? Would you believe me if I told you that I killed him stone dead and that the granny was mortified - that she nearly woke the whole street roaring - 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph! We'll all be lifted!'"

In a paint-splattered room, a successful Irish painter confronts a shocking and murderous p
Paperback, 181 pages
Published May 30th 2000 by Jonathan Cape (first published 2000)
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Aug 17, 2007 Jim rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone easily hooked by a great first line.
This is a very Irish book and that's not a bad thing. It begins with the narrator recalling a murder he committed when he was nine. And how his grandmother persuaded him to keep mum about the whole thing. At least that is how he remembers it now he's all grown up but memory is a bugger. A nice premise, well told. Good bus reading.
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