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Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan
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Oct 04, 11

Read in October, 2011

Great book. Not overwritten, full of great characters and the author's brilliant aphorisms and internal-monologue-putdowns. The plot meandered and all but it was never dead, which kept the pages turning nicely. For a book by an author I'd never heard of it's miraculous to be so good. Behan throws off his shackles and everything, but uses the metaphor very well beyond the literal, entertaining meaning of the story.

Also great old songs, jokes, and various slang...
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