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How Many Miles To Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston
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Jun 14, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: historicalfiction, queerlit, irish-lit
Read in June, 2006

This was apparently required reading for the leaving cert for some of my Irish friends. I wish I'd been made to read such wonderful(ly slashy) things in high school! The plot revolves around WWI and class consciousness and male friendship, and it's a painful but beautiful story that I'm glad I spent my last day in Ireland sitting outside in Merrion Square reading. Even in less fantastic locations, this book still shines.
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message 1: by Siria (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:18AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Siria You know, when we got to the skinny-dipping scene in class, our teacher actually made a point of stopping and telling us how that scene was definitely, not at all, one hundred per cent not homoerotic. Uh huh, yeah.


message 2: by Trin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:18AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trin Wow! She must have gone to the same teachers' prep course as my high school English teacher who told us that the old man in "An Encounter" from Dubliners is in NO WAY masturbating.


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