The Heather Blazing

The Heather Blazing

by Colm Toibin

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The Heather Blazing 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book showing the hand of a great writer. Our hero is a High Court Judge who is the law, casting a cold eye on life while the state struggles with terrorism, nationalism and the religious secular divide. Toibin brings us through this man to his very soul and we find most human emotions and a humbling but noble past. A great journey and an insight to another world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the protagonist, Eamon Redmond suffers the lack of a mother in his childhood and this follows him to his adulthood, where he is unable to get 'close' to female and male members of his own family. This book deals with the landscape of ireland and metaphorically implies that eamon's life is like that of the land: eroding. this is highly appropriate as the heather blazing was first published in 1994, a time when the peace process in n.ireland was crumbling. excellent.
akeela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This quiet novel is a man¿s compelling reflection on his life. Eamon Redmond is a 60-odd-year-old High Court judge in Dublin. He is married to Carmel, and they have a grown son and daughter. Each year, they spend their holidays at their vacation home in Cush, a remote village by the sea. It is set in Ireland so images of the weather abound, as do magnificent descriptions of the land and sea.Eamon spent his childhood holidays in Cush, so visits there evoke memories of times gone by. As he reminisces, a portrait of a man emerges. His mother died during childbirth,so he grew up with his father and together they led a comfortable existence. He recreates that kind of life with Carmel, where they do a lot for one another, and lead a peaceful, contented life. When Carmel has a stroke, he cares for her in the most touching way ¿ just as he cared for his father when he took ill, many years before. There were numerous poignant passages in the text.Tóibín is a hugely accomplished writer and his spare, understated prose speaks volumes. This was a well-crafted novel indeed.
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Me and you working together to save our clan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
" we leave... now!" He slams the pedal to the floor and they zoomed to "car ride one" on the search to start thier journey.
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