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Old 10-28-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Does anyone know of any good books written by Irish authors? I have to read one for a class...just wondering if anyone has some good suggestions
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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Here's a list of Irish author quotes:

Irish Authors

Perhaps by looking at some of their words, you'll get an idea of which one you might like to read. Several are quite good and well known.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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Marian Keyes. Love her stuff. Funny but poignant. No, a laugh out loud riot about very bad stuff.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:14 PM
 
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Does anyone know of any good books written by Irish authors? I have to read one for a class...just wondering if anyone has some good suggestions
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:38 AM
 
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Roddy Doyle is a fine modern Irish author.
He wrote The Committments, The Snapper, The Van, and my absolute favorite:
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, winner of the 1993 Booker Prize.
My older son read it as an older teen and it is still one of his favorites.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I've heard good things about the crime fiction of Ken Bruen
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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Thank you all so much! I ended up getting "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors" by Roddy Doyle. It is very sad so far, but it definitely keeps my attention.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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One of my favorite author is Meave Binchy. Has any of you ever read her books? I started reading her books when i was in high school and she is the best. Her stories are very simple and are about normal irish folks with normal lives written in a way that a folk like me and you feels like the most interesting person in the world. If you havent tried her please do.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:02 AM
 
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I've enjoyed Maeve Binchy.
I also liked Brendan O'Carroll's trilogy: The Mammy, The Chiselers, and The Granny. These slim novels were a little bit cutesy but the characters (the mammy is based on O'Carroll's own mum) were funny and endearing.
In one of the Amazon reviews, something to the effect of "seemingly there is no end to Irish tales of squalid childhoods and saintly mothers."
This seems to be true, but the thing is, guys like Roddy Doyle and Brendan O'Carrol are writing what they know.
One of my favorite books ever is Christy Brown's My Left Foot.
Daniel Day-Lewis starred in the film and did a bang-up job, but reading Christy's own words is quite a revelation. Christy Brown
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:25 AM
 
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Somerville and Ross writers of The Irish RM Tales. Probably the funniest and most gentle humour I`ve ever come across..............
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