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
1555976085
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 24 cm

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mclarjh
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!)

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Carlitos
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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