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The Order of the Phoenix Park

The Order of the Phoenix Park [Kindle Edition]

Twenty Major
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Description


'Endlessly surrealy and brilliantly offensive ... the anti-Ross O'Carroll Kelly. A crude comic genius.'

(Sunday Tribune 20000101)

Brendan Behan for the internet generation

(The Sunday Times 20000101)

'The child of Wodehouse, Python and, especially, Flann O'Brien.'

(The Dubliner 20080303)

'Wickedly funny ... gleefully silly ... highly entertaining.'

(Hot Press 20080312)

Book Description

Twenty Major - still smoking in Irish bars

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 392 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland (16 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Q0A998
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,258,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it 23 Sep 2008
Do you want to laugh? Do you enjoy complex comic characters? Like your music? Then this is the book for you.

Twenty Major is a politically incorrect tag for a politically incorrect writer who hits the funny bone time and again.

I am a 'read it in one go if it is any good' type, and was up all night reading this. The test of a book I think is much like a favourite film. Would you go through it again? I would, and I have.

Well done Mr Major, whoever you are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unpolished gem 31 Mar 2008
Not for the prudish or faint-hearted. Nothing is suppressed in this surreal adventure where the author literally cuts his head open and lets us look into the vile interior completely uncensored! At times the stream of consciousness is almost Joycean, except for the fact that it is comprehendable
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twenty's first novel pulls no punches. 14 Mar 2008
Twenty Major's first book, based on the characters from his blog, pulls no punches from the first page. A twisted story about brainwashing the Irish populace into becoming acoustic loving drips, it's up to Twenty, Jimmy the Bollix, Stinking Pete, Dirty Dave, Lucky Luciano and Ron the barman to save everyone - will they be able to?

The writing style is easy to read, although the multiple tangents can make it hard to follow at times - and anyone offended by swearing should stay well clear. That said, for those that know Dublin and it's inhabitants, the raw language and local settings will make the book come to life as it accurately reflects daily life there.

A strong storyline twists through the book and keeps the reader interested. Surprisingly, for a first novel set over a short period of time, very little of the dialogue seems drawn out, except for when the author drops in his long-winded 80's song title puns. While I feel that they work very well on his blog, in the book they seemed a little contrived and stole attention from the main storyline.

Overall, a great read and a fantastic first novel - I can't wait for the next one to come along. In the next few years we might just realise that Twenty could be Ireland's answer to Terry Pratchett!
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