City of Bohane

City of Bohane

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Forty or so years in the future, the once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. For years it has all been under the control of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But Hartnett's old nemesis in back in town, his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious, and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781555976088
1555976085
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 277 pages :,map ;,24 cm

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uncommonreader
Oct 28, 2018

I enjoyed Barry's exuberance, humour and attention to shoes and clothes! However, he was not able to sustain his tale especially as it was thin on plot. The book was too long and at times seemed like a comic book.

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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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