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John the Revelator

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

    An OK story, but given the title and the author, I thought this

    An OK story, but given the title and the author, I thought this book might be of particuar interest to blues enthusiasts.
    It wasn't.
    It's not a bad read, but the occasional allusions to traditional music of any sort are sporadic and trivial, of no depth, interest, or *ahem* resonance.
    I guess my expectations aren't the book's problem, but still I felt a bit let down.

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    Beautiful writing

    I really enjoyed this book. Peter Murphy has a wonderful way of describing things that made me feel like I had been there. This book took me to a place where I became a pubescent boy growing up with a single mother in a tiny Catholic village in modern Ireland. Great Read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2009

    Fantastic.

    A sort of coming of age for a young boy in Ireland, Peter Murphy does a fantastic job of creating a loveable character. The reader forms a close bond to the young boy who gets thrown into all sorts of unusual situations. It's an easy and enjoyable read. The plot itself isn't all that intricate but it is a perfect read for a rainy day or when you are simply looking for a feel good book.

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

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    John The Revelator by Peter Murphy (Book Review)
    John The Revelator is a great debut novel by Peter Murphy. It is published by Faber and Faber and its ISBN is 0571240208. This is a quirky coming of age tale. It is well written in evocative and beautiful prose. The story is not original but it is an interesting account of the pain and agony of being an illegitimate child in old rural Ireland and the boy's desire to escape. It touches other subjects like the power struggle between mother and son, religion and friendship. The narrator is John Devine who is a loner until at 16 he meets Jamie who introduces John to pubs and criminals. Lily his mother quotes the bible alot and tries to keep him on the straight and narrow. This is magnificently written, its language is poetic in parts and is a pleasure to read. I highly recommend this novel. Reviewed by Annette Dunlea author of The Honey Trap and Always and Forever.

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    Posted October 26, 2009

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