S into parts of Ireland and Irish society "that on t normally get this level of "don t normally get this level of And it is a very convincing Ngôi nhà xưa dissection of a number of key characters and a sense of what makes them tick A good book maybe not a great one though An intensely personal rambling poetic book telling the story of an alcoholic writer in rural Ireland I gave it a 3 as parts of this book were excellent lyrical writingBUT and it s a big one The story meandered And meandered through lashings ofrink and Firing Schedules for Glass - The Kiln Companion drunken fights Iidn t know what was real and what was imagined And perhaps I wasn t meant to but it added t A Goat s Song is what I would class a perfect contemporary Irish novel and a perfect modern love story by love I mean star crossed love The real skill in the story is the format which flits forwards and backwards in time between Adam and the Ants different characters and their perspectives but this is effortless Healyoes this with real skill It s rarely confusing always extremely literary but original and not laboured The story flows beautifully from Jack Ferris complex alcoholic writer fisherman lover to Jonathan Adams RUC man haunted by his failure in the church and violence in NI His Les Carnets de Cerise T3 - Le Dernier des cinq trsors desire to conuer Irish language and mythology land back to Catherine wreckless beautiful talented actress promiscuous flawed real seeming characters caught up in their place in time tangled by the politics of Ireland and NI The book An astonishing gut wrenching heartbreaking masterpiece One of my favorite books of all time Pure poetic fiction about arunk who has lost the love of his life The sadness is so tangibly beautiful the imagery will sweep you away Simply put Healy is a master with words and A Goat Song Return to Doomstar (Doomstar 2) delivers in so many waysIts just one of those books I can never forget and think about often for no particular reason except for how well it is written When a book is this well written itoesn t matter what it s about I ll be reading everything by Dermot Healy that I can promise This reviewer has been out at sea three Language - A Student Handbook on Key Topics and Theories days I ve been hurled and whirled up andown and backwards all at the same time been beaten up and chased by goats and had three barrels of rum gin brandy vodka Jack Daniels whisky whiskey potcheen and every other spirit of Irish moonshine poured Blind Sided down my throat What a way to spend Christmas If I recover I will say something about this brilliant novel. Ncholy beauty resonates with theeepest truths” Boston Glob.IGNITING THE FIRE (The Crow Academy Book 1) deeply self obsessed and uite a serious alcoholic Catherine Adams is theaughter of a sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary who had been a Loyalist and a fierce Presbyterian She is an actress starting out in her career which might be thought to supply a basis for a relationship and indeed we know from the start of this book that she is acting a part written by Jack with her in *mind There are no serious spoilers in this review the book starts *There are no serious spoilers in this review the book starts the end of its story and travels back in time But there are an awful lot of obstacles to this affair lasting beyond the early flush of physical attraction a force known to undermine all sensible boundaries It seems to me that the novel concerns the efforts by Jack Ferris to understand the nature of those obstacles and to somehow Moobli devise a path through them that might translate lust into love In the process we are shown many features of the sectarianism and thativides Catholic from Protestant in Northern Ireland though it The Secret Art of Great Conversation does not seem to me that the book is intrinsically judgemental or inclined to either side The issues are just there in the foregroundominating two lives in which politics has no part to play but cannot easily "Be Escaped Makes "escaped This a Romeo and Juliet scenario in some ways The old stories are always a good model for the new I am interested in the language of this novel On Christmas morning in Chapter 6 Jack s alcholism is addressed and he writes He sat immobile in front of his Comic Print and Theatre in Early Modern Amsterdam desk His mind was trying to make a leap into theark but his hands would not comply His thumb and forefinger were numb If he tried to write they froze And inside his head language no longer arrived grammatically but surfaced as a series of bizarre signs p60 All the same Dermot Healy sets out his account in the most grammatical and clearly precise terms and there is no uestion that he achieves his intended effect with great skill I wonder if that explains why the book is uite hard work at times and took a relatively long time for me to read There are signs at times of a struggle to achieve his esired effect If the language in his character s head is not grammatical why is the novel so grammatical If it is a series of bizarre signs then where are they on the page Don t get me wrong here I am no. 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Read & ownload í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free á Dermot HealyT pouncing on a failing in the work of a very impressive writer and pointing out a blemish Rather I am thinking aloud and comparing this style of writing to alternatives such as that of Eimear McBride in A Girl Is a Half formed Thing I just find it an interesting idea to compare the "TWO THE APPLES AND ORANGES THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF "the apples and oranges the Tootles The Taxi And Other Rhymes different aspects of one great project which is writing truthful fiction One of the most beautiful books I ve read Healy what a gifted writerA Goat s Song is free of those novelistic tricks and turns that make fiction laborious free from that awful sense of writerly contrivance that pollutes so many novels It s so full of irrepressible human truth and lifeWonderful wonderful wonderful This book was one I had meant to read for some time and when I heard it being name checked recently by Kevin Barry on a Top 5 books podcast that tipped the odds in its favourVery briefly it s about a tortured love affair set mostly in the Mullet peninsula of Mayo but with excursions also to Belfast and the heartland of Ulster Unionism The characters also seem to lead lives that encompass abnormal ie way too much levels of alcohol In fact it s pretty clear that the main character is a full blown alcoholicI think the way all of the places involved areescribed is first class you really get a sense of the elemental nature of life on the West coast and how the wind is ever present In Belfast there is a great sense of claustrophobic society how everyone seems to know what the other person is On My Knees (Stark International Trilogy, doing and what religion they adhere to Theescription of the way that the female character s father an RUC man finds a bolt hole on the West coast of Ireland is well handled and the examination of his prejudices and misconceptions is very credibleNo point in recycling the entire plot line but I really enjoyed the way the characters were rawn the sense of place in multiple locations
and the way people talked was very true to life Ithe way people talked was very true to life I the escriptions of nature were excellent and the use of language was lyrical there was a great flow to them On the negative side the book id go on and on and on a bit however and some of the philosophising sections were hard to read It wandered a bit too much for my liking So not an unualified success and not a book to read if you give up easily but if you give it the time and make the effort it will give you glimpse. This “rare and powerful book”E Annie Proulx whose “mela. .