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Dubliners
3.86
it was amazing
If Finnegan's Wake is unfathomable, and it may as well be, if Ulysses is actually a coded literary formulation of lysergic acid, and it is-- then even ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2013
 
The Last September
3.43
really liked it
“Like splintered darkness, branches pierced the faltering dusk of leaves. Evening drenched the trees; the beeches were soundless cataracts. Behind the ...more
Oct 26, 2017
Sep 07, 2013
 
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
4.05
really liked it
This is a perfectly brilliant mystery novel, and a fatally flawed one. The idea has unlimited potential : a murder victim bears an undeniable resembla ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2016
 
Troubles
3.78
liked it
Three and a half stars, really.
Came to this, and its title, thinking that it would be a lot more political than it is. That the era(s) of conflict in
...more
not set
Dec 14, 2010
 
Borstal Boy
3.98
really liked it
Period piece that's a less disturbing read than its reputation would predict. Young loose cannon Behan of the IRA gets caught redhanded in England, an ...more
not set
Apr 17, 2009
 
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
3.97
it was ok
Looks to me as though the odd numbers are cursed for Ms French. As anyone who's read In The Woods or The Likeness can tell you, this author is more th ...more
not set
Nov 12, 2016
 
Ulysses
3.74
it was amazing
.. second read complete as of august, 2014 .. third week having passed since, review fourthcoming ..
not set
Nov 20, 2013
 
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
3.75
it was ok
There are so many mysteries in existence already, and so many new ones, often just rejiggered ones, that come out each year. It's easy to look down on ...more
not set
Sep 18, 2010
 
Dream of Fair to Middling Women
3.22
liked it

Under The Night Colander

The night firmament is abstract density of music, symphony without end, illumination without end, yet emptier, more sparsely l
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not set
Dec 15, 2012
 
The Bloomsday Book : A Guide through Joyce's Ulysses
4.03
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not set
Jun 19, 2014
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