Jessica's Reviews > A Pint of Plain: How the Irish Pub Lost Its Magic but Conquered the World

A Pint of Plain by Bill Barich
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May 10, 2012

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bookshelves: beer, history, irish, nonfiction
Read from April 24 to May 09, 2012

It was slow and a little rambling, like a conversation over a pint with a friendly stranger. I really enjoyed the author's historical tidbits, particularly regarding which authors drank at which pubs, but the mourning and gnashing of teeth over the loss of "fairytale Ireland pubs" got old after several chapters. Is there anything so wrong with accepting that times change?

To be fair, though, the book definitely changed my perspective on what makes an "authentic" Irish pub.

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Reading Progress

04/24/2012 page 41
16.0% "Interesting (and a quick read) so far!"
04/25/2012 page 86
34.0% "Interesting (and a quick read) so far!"
05/09/2012 page 180
70.0% "Rambling, but interesting - like a conversation over a pint."

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