The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien

The book tells a story of Caithleen Brady, it follows her from her early teens into early twenties, giving us a chance to see how she evolves form a child into a young woman. Caithleen's family is poor, her father abusive, yet she manages to stay positive and full of hope. She is friends with …

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The Book of Evidence – John Banville – Quotes

I have never really got used to being on earth. Sometimes I think our presence here is due to a cosmic blunder, that we were meant for another planet altogether, with other arrangements, and other laws, and other, grimmer skies. I try to imagine it, our true place, off on the far side of the …

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The Book of Evidence – John Banville

The story of Frederick Charles St John Montgomery as narrated by Freddie Montgomery. If there ever was an unreliable narrator it's Freddie, guilty of murder and theft, in prison giving a statement on his life and his crimes. Being at time superficial, like Freddie, I'll begin with the physical aspect. I read a Picador Classic …

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