City of Bohane

City of Bohane

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A tale set in a near-future coastal Ireland finds the long-time rule of dapper godfather Logan Hartnett threatened by the return of an old nemesis, the ambitions of once-trusted henchmen, and his wife's request for him to abandon his life of crime.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781555976088
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 24 cm


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May 06, 2013

Author has quite an imagination, I've never seen so many variants of the "f-word," and using "hoor" instead of "whore," absolutely brilliant! It would have been better as a 64-page comic for adolescents. Cardboard characters, no story resolution (meaning the author is going to inflict the publc with a sequel?), give this book a pass. (Reminds me of "Aurororama," another book about a dystopic future where men continue to be violent and women are sex objects, does the world need any more books like this, I think not!)

Jun 04, 2012

Kevin Barry knows how to write. In this, his first novel, you can practically hear the Irish accent in his inventive, electrifying prose. Though set in a dystopian Ireland of the near future, gangs vie for turf and men vie for women as they have ever done. Not for the squeamish, perhaps, but there's humor here, too.

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