Book Review Of The Day – The heart’s invisible furies

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This year we are going to review books daily until the reviews run out. By doing this for individual books this gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once like we have done in previous years.

Each post is set out as comprehensively as possible with the name of who submitted it, the name of the book and author and a short review in the form of a comment from whoever submitted it.

Todays review came from?cassandra

The heart’s invisible furies.

By John Boyne.

Cassandra said: “Tells the story of a pregnant catholic Irish girl evicted out of town via the Sunday sermon of a sanctimonious priest, her bastard gay son (who is given up for adoption) and their various adventures during a period of time where the world is not particularly kind to either of their types. Very funny and moving, this novel has burst into First equal in my book list (along with A prayer for Owen meany and a fine balance). It?s dedicated to john Irving so that may give you a good idea to its style. Don?t believe me, it has a goodreads rating of 4.4, the highest rating I have ever seen for a serious novel.”


Amazon said “Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from – and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.”


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