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Trinity by Leon Uris
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Oct 18, 2009

really liked it
Read in October, 2009

Conor Larkin from Ballyutogue is the embodiment of Irish republicanism at the height of the Victorian era when Britain still exerted maximum control over its global empire, including Ireland. He and best friend Seamus O’Neill learn early in life about the horrendous wrongs repeatedly foisted upon the Irish by the British imperialists, whose attitudes and actions agitated the deep-seeded longings for freedom among the Irish in the years leading up to Bloody Sunday and the Irish War of Independence. This epic historical novel over the course of several decades weaves in and out of the lives of three typical Irish families: one Catholic, another Protestant, and the third altogether indifferent to religion. Larkin’s tale provides a compelling glimpse into the psyche of Ireland as it struggled with providing for its people, dealing with all encompassing religiosity, and retaining its identity and dignity all while steadily exporting its sons and daughters abroad. Trinity is an engrossing and informative read all throughout its 900 pages. It was thoroughly enjoyable.
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