The Absurd Demise of Poulnabrone

The Absurd Demise of Poulnabrone

by Liam Howley


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ISBN-13: 9780992600808
Publisher: Jagged C Press
Publication date: 06/29/2013
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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The Absurd Demise of Poulnabrone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the author's writing. He succeeded in capturing every little detail and I could almost feel like I was in Poulnabrone with Cornelius. I felt like I lived every adventure that he did. I am really impressed with this book and I am glad that I did not let this one slip through my hands because it was magical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dreamlike, dark and abstract at times, I couldn't tear myself away from this beautifully written novel which details the fall of a town. So much more than that, it invites the reader - no holds barred- to experience the pain, frustrations, apathy and some of the joy to be had from the occupants of the ill fated Poulnabrone. This is a tale of secrets, lies, dark desires and despair, explored with depth and compelling sincerity. it is clear that the author is painfully aware of the human condition with all its variances as well as the changing shape of the Irish socio-economic conditions during the last century. Many characters are detailed throughout this tale, but the lives of three individuals are of particular significance, and the reader is allowed valuable insight into their lives. While Malachy seems to be the epitome of all that is evil, wrong and depraved, Cornelius displays a strength of will and seeks to understand the forces at work around him. Tara is symbolic of all that is pure and good in a world that has little value for such traits. Of these three very different characters, they all share the ability to love, -even Malachy's twisted version- they each have the capacity for deep introspection, and all suffer from their own special brand of madness brought about by their individual and often tragic circumstances. A powerful debut from a talented author!