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An Evening of Long Goodbyes
     

An Evening of Long Goodbyes

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by Paul Murray
 

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Vastly entertaining and outright hilarious, Paul Murray’s debut heralds the arrival of a major new Irish talent. His protagonist is endearing and wildly witty–part P. G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster, with a cantankerous dash of A Confederacy of Dunces’ Ignatius J. Reilly thrown in. With its rollicking plot and colorful characters, An

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An Evening of Long Goodbyes 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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On the cover or somewhere on the book, at any rate, there is a snippet from a New York Times review that compares to the book to the writings of Wodehouse and Hornby, but with some Chekhov mixed in. The comparisons to Wodehouse and Hornby made me want to read the book, but I soon discovered that it bore barely any resemblance to either of them. I was particularly disappointed by the lack of humor. I was expecting a fun read but found, instead, a lot of dull drivel. The book is perfectly readable but not at all enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Murray is exceptionally talented. His wit may not be for everyone, but I consider it perhaps the best fiction I've read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was addictive. I nearly had to go to hospital with ruptured stomach muscles from all the laughter. Pay up your medical insurance before you read it!