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The Story of Bobby O'Malley by Wayne Johnston
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Jul 06, 11

Read from June 24 to 30, 2011

I really liked the language of this book, especially the east coast dialogue. The character of the father, Ted O'Malley, is hilarious, yet I found his lot pretty tragic. I was fascinated by the details of Catholic upbringing and the rigid way of life it fostered in the people of Kellies. I think that's very real, having grown up in such a community myself. I would have liked to know a little more of the mother's story, because, obviously, knowing more of her upbringing might have rounded out her character a little. As it was, I found her a little one-dimensional.

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