"Impossible to put this book down until the end (actually the ending is the only part of the book which seems a tad contrived). Hilarity is only one of the weapons used to excoriate the church-dominated, narrow-minded insensitive side of the othe..."
"Omigosh!, what a great book. By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it's just a great read. It's pretty huge, but don't be put off by its size, because it reads so well, you'll just find yourself promising 'only one more page', before putting it do..."
"John Boyne’s latest delivers like its predecessors:
A History of Violence and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The novel scans decades, connecting the various lives within six degrees of separation.
The characters slam up against one another, to..."
"I loved this narrating character, Cyril Avery – his emotional search for identity, for a sense of home, and his tough examination of Ireland’s history, controlled and damaged by the Catholic Church. ALL the characters were complexly drawn and so r..."