Born & Bred

Born & Bred

by Peter Murphy
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Born & Bred 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
MRR62 More than 1 year ago
Subject matter may be disturbing to some readers, with violence, drugs, and sexual matters that color the story with dark hues. The author adds an interesting perspective of some of the ancestors who have already died into the story, though, which actually brightens and gives some hope. I'm not sure yet whether I'll continue the story in the sequels... There is enough darkness in real life...
GravyDavy More than 1 year ago
A nice tale of coming of age 40 years ago in Dublin. Being of Irish decent, I was more than a little interested in the outcome of the characterscters. Murphy was able to paint a picture of the years during the Troubles. I truly cared about the young hero.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok story and interesting Irish history,so I gave it 3 stars. I just dont get the people who downgrade a book because they have a language hangup. What is there is appropriate to the story and not excessive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 270 page book is in Ireland, around the Belfast area. The editing is pretty good. This book is filled with the Irish mafia, drug abuse, drug sales, extreme violence, alcholism, child abuse, proverty, preists and the Cathlic faith. Almost every sentence has a curse word, of which f#%k is the favorite. Prostitution is a subject of choice and sport of habit. The Irish brougue and slang are written into the conversations, making them hard to follow. There is a huge cast of characters. This is a very dark and bloody book. It is rooster lit. I made myself finish this book. I wanted to stop at page 54. I was really angry, when I discovered this dull, boring and poorly written book was a cliffhanger. It just stops. To make matters worse, the author writes a few words at the end, which seem to mock the reader with the ending. I will not be reading other books by this author, because quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a grand book. Well written, the characters are interesting and charming. I am looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first few pages I decided to stop reading. There were too many cuss words and hard too follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was afraid this story would have the usual stereotyping of the Irish culture. .  .there is some, but it rings true and is not gratuitous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started to read it, but the "F" bomb interfered with the story by page 10. No obvious reason why the F## had to be used in the context of the text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It stank!!!
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vanlyle More than 1 year ago
The beginning of the book was too violent and illogical for me.  I dreaded sitting down to read it, but I persevered and did enjoy the ending. The technique of putting flashbacks in the middle of the action made it a little hard to get into the book, but I didn't really mind it and found it an interesting way to tell the story.  I didn't really like any of the characters and many of their actions made no sense to me.
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anonomas More than 1 year ago
If you like biographies, you'll like this book.
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Great characters and interesting story. I am looking forward to the next book.
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The character development was good but it just took too long to get to the point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tells of how this young man got involved with drugs & booze without actually "looking" for it