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1916: The Easter Rising
3.98
I read this book in half a day. Straight to the point and still full of the most valueable information. Tim Pat Coogan does enter some of his opinion, ...more
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Jul 11, 2012
 
Banished Children of Eve:  A Novel of Civil War New York
3.76
A bright-eyed writer, a noir-ish Irisher that grew up in an NYC orphanage who lies himself out of pickles, a mixed race actress, a housemaid, a minstr ...more
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Oct 31, 2012
 
Crime Incorporated: The Inside Story of the Mafia's First 100 Years
3.19
This is quite possibly the most inaccurate and purposefully manipulated book I have ever read. This, what is it a docu-drama? Ugh, what a mess. A read ...more
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Feb 18, 2012
 
Verlaine: Prince of Poets
4.67
I have this book, but it is called instead "Fool of God." Not "Prince of Poets." I prefer my title. In any case, this book gives great detail of the 1 ...more
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Feb 15, 2012
 
Paradise Alley
4.06
Re-reading this classic now. I find myself very agitated when interrupted. It is very difficult to write a story so filled with detailed historical in ...more
Jan 2003
Dec 08, 2013
 
The Red Truck
4.50
In a time when so many authors concern themselves with respectability, Wilson opens his soul and tells you how he really feels. Of course too many peo ...more
Jan 2012
Apr 28, 2012
 
Blood on the Banner: The Republican Struggle in Clare
4.50
Very specific book that does cover the overall reasons for the Claremen's uprising. I found it particularly interesting for the fact my family came fr ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
The Theater and Its Double
4.17
A friend allowed me to take this poor book from her dusty shelf. I read it on the subway and became so engrossed that I missed my stop multiple times. ...more
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Feb 16, 2012
 
Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City
4.15
This book is full of mysticism, sexuality and resistance. I enjoyed it even as it meandered from one off-shoot story to the next background narrative. ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
 
Ragtime
3.85
NIce showing here. Not exactly my style of voice, but enjoyable still. Straight to the point writing, which is good. About a long lost era where multi ...more
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Apr 02, 2014
 
The Gift
3.44
Enjoyed this book because my family is from Brooklyn. It's dark, somewhat broodingly quick in its tale of another time told from a young man coming in ...more
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Apr 02, 2014
 
Journey to the End of the Night
4.25
An important work. Celine's writing style, voice and opinionated perspective were ground breaking during his time. Because of his anti-semitism, he is ...more
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Feb 15, 2012
 
The Best of Frank O'Connor
4.59
A calming, understanding voice that listened to normal people, then went and wrote about them and their humble lives. A classic Irish Republican voice ...more
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Feb 18, 2012
 
On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
3.55
Excellent book with really fun details about the competing playwrights for the movie that starred Marlon Brando. James T. Fisher is an incredible writ ...more
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Feb 24, 2014
 
Steppenwolf
4.08
An argument that we are only partially human. While retaIning our ancient, animalistic instinct. The magic theatre still lives. A place to explore why ...more
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Feb 15, 2012
 
Maldoror and the Complete Works
4.28
Isidore Ducasse was and still is belittled by the literary establishment, though nothing can compare to his anti-heroic grandiose horrors. Rimbaud mus ...more
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Feb 15, 2012
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
Out of all the Hemingway books, I like this one most. Having a particular interest in the Spanish Civil War, this was an important starting point for ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
 
Factotum
3.98
One of the easiest reads ever, yet captures more literary quality than 99% of others.
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Feb 15, 2012
 
Francois Villon
4.50
Thief, vagabond, poet. Perfect combination.

Eamon Loingsigh
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Feb 15, 2012
 
The Stranger
3.92
The universe does not care about your problems.

Eamon Loingsigh
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Feb 15, 2012
 
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
4.04
Well written and with a lot of heart too.
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Feb 17, 2012
 
Heart of Darkness
3.39
Fascinating work of outrage.

Eamon Loingsigh
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Feb 15, 2012
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
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Apr 09, 2014
 
A Tomb on the Periphery
4.74
None
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Feb 16, 2012
 
Hunger
4.10
None
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Feb 15, 2012
 
The Harbor
3.80
None
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Apr 02, 2014
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.22
None
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May 16, 2012
 
Young Lonigan
3.36
None
Dec 24, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
 
The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy
3.82
None
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Dec 24, 2012
 
Cataclysm Baby
4.42
None
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Feb 15, 2012
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