Ghosts & Lightning

Ghosts & Lightning

Book - 2009
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An outstanding debut novel set in Dublin from a young Irish novelist that echoes the poignant, comical and gritty voices of Roddy Doyle, Patrick McCabe, and Irvine Welsh. Set in contemporary Dublin and the surrounding countryside,Ghosts and Lightningis a picaresque account of Denny Cullen's life after he is called back home to attend his mother's funeral. Denny--a sweet-natured but disillusioned young man who feels powerless in the face of death, dope and the dole queue--is the steadiest in a cast of unstable characters. Denny and his lads fill their empty days with hooliganism, raucous parties, violence and even an exorcism, but their fearlessness and humor make them as irresistible as an expertly pulled pint of Guinness.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate/Doubleday, 2009.
ISBN: 9780385531276
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Ghosts and lightning


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Dec 26, 2015

If you're a fan of "Trainspotting" and you've visited or want to visit Ireland, I recommend this novel. It's sadly humorous if that's possible. The hero continues to bravely plod along despite all odds stacked against him.

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