Tragedies of epic, archetypical themes.
So, with Faithful Place, the third book in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, I finally reach the end of a fairly concentrated immersion in matters murky, Dublin, French style. 1,160 more words
This book is an odd one and definitely won’t be for everyone. As it’s written in the perspective of Dublin, Ireland which is my hometown, it’s hard for me to know if it would strike a cord with anyone outside of that context. 323 more words
Anyone interested in the phenomenon of conspiratorial neuroses in Irish history, and indeed in Irish literature, should read The Puritan, by Liam O Flaherty, published in 1932, a decade after the end of the lost Irish revolution in which O Flaherty played a significant role on the losing side. 769 more words
That post title is taken from my favourite drunken joke as a student (that would imply I had a favourite sober joke as student – I didn’t – I did virtually all my studying and philosophising and learning in pubs!). 1,171 more words