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A Skull in Connemara - Acting Edition by Martin McDonagh
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Nov 14, 09

Read in November, 2009

What didn't I learn from this book? Well, actually I learnt this is better (much better) as a play than as a book. Mainly because, despite long-term immersion in the Irish way of speaking, the reading voice in my head does very little justice to McDonagh's dialogue. I would also say this is best read at one (or a few) goes instead of, as I did, over the course of a year. There are bingo-playing old grannies, feuding siblings, wisecracking (or, rather, morosely swearing) gravediggers (or at least one of those) all hanging out and living their lives in a small Irish village. It's part of a trilogy (the middle one I think) but there's no need to have read the other books to read/enjoy this.
I'd recommend this but it's probably better to wait for the play and go see it. Or buy an audio book version. Unless your Irish voice-in-the-head is better than mine.
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