Category Archives: Ireland Reading Challenge 2011

Wrapping up my Ireland Reading Challenge 2011

Although I only read four books for it I did enjoy the Ireland Reading challenge, hosted by Carrie at Books & Movies, very much, not least because it introduced me to two authors who I think will become firm favourites. They couldn’t be more different. … Continue reading

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Review: Scales of Retribution by Cora Harrison

The setting is the Kingdom of Burren on the west coast of Ireland in 1510. It is only early in his reign but King Henry VIII in England wants his empire to expand further into Ireland than the four small … Continue reading

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Review: The Burning by Jane Casey

If I had a dollar for every time someone has made some variation on the “you must be twisted to read all those books about serial killers” remark I’d be a rich woman. Well, moderately wealthy anyway. The comment always … Continue reading

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Review: Priest by Ken Bruen

Priest opens with its anti-hero, Jack Taylor, having been virtually catatonic in an asylum for five months, following the event that occurred at the very end of The Dramatist. If you have read the earlier novel you will not think that unreasonable at all … Continue reading

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Review: Winterland by Alan Glynn

Winterland opens with the gangland-style murder of young Noel Rafferty in the beer garden of a Dublin pub. His family, including his aunts and one uncle, gather at his grief-stricken mother’s home to offer their support, though given his shady dealings … Continue reading

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The Ireland Reading Challenge 2011

I’m fully prepared to admit that my signing up for 2011 challenges has gone a bit over the top but I am quite determined to read mostly from the books I own right now for the next 12 months or … Continue reading

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