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The Salesman by Joseph O'Connor
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May 20, 08

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Recommended to Michelleluster by: Bridget Daly
Read in May, 2008

My friend Bridget loaned me this book. It's an Irish story, which almost always tells me it's not going to be a happy, Pollyanna romp. It has been one of the most unique books I've ever read - the protagonist has undergone transformation and violent change, he's not such a nice guy, and yet you still identify with him and you want to believe it's all going to turn out alright.

As predicted, it's a sad ending (did you see that it was Irish?), but SUCH a good story and fabulous, complex characters.

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Katie Q Interesting you say because it is an Irish story it is not going to be happy. I have read a lot of Irish authors with stories set in Ireland and they have been delightful. The Irish have a wicked sense of humor - sure this book is not funny but don't judge all Irish stories by this one.


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