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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Controlled anger, still relevant
To suggest that this is no longer worth reading because the situation in Northern Ireland has changed is a bit like suggesting (say) that 'Richard III' is no longer worth going to see because the Wars of the Roses have ended. Moreover, there are still terrorists around, and there will still be moral dilemmas to be confronted by those unfortunate enough to come into...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Worst book Moore wrote
If you read this book alone, it would be ok. However, if you read any of Moore's other works, it is incredibly disappointing. The author had been away from Northern Ireland far too long and it shows. He was near the end of his life and this novel must be one of his poorest. I can't understand why publishers keep this in print and excellent works like the Luck of Ginger...
Published on 23 Nov 2009 by JWA Drennan


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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read, 6 Feb 1999
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Lies of Silence is a gripping tale of events to which those of us who have followed the situation in Ireland over the last thirty years can easily imagine. Once again, Moore's key characters evoke little sympathy despite the tragedy they are hurtling towards. The ending is inevitable, but still shocks.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a book full of truth, 7 Dec 1998
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This book is easy to read and explain a lots of things people don't know about northern Ireland. Reading it has made me understand how people react face to the IRA
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service, 14 Jan 2011
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My son needed this text for 'A' level English. It arrived on time despite the snow and in excellent condition. My son says it was an excellent, 'edge of seat' read.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Worst book Moore wrote, 23 Nov 2009
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If you read this book alone, it would be ok. However, if you read any of Moore's other works, it is incredibly disappointing. The author had been away from Northern Ireland far too long and it shows. He was near the end of his life and this novel must be one of his poorest. I can't understand why publishers keep this in print and excellent works like the Luck of Ginger Coffey or the Emperor of Ice Cream remain out of print. Madness.
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2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting attempt, but no more relevant, 6 Feb 2001
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I had to read this book for my "Facharbeit" in English and I must say that it's very easy to read and to understand. Sometimes the story is quite gripping but unfortunately other parts are more than boring and only the end is really surprising! Furthermore things changed a bit in Northern-Ireland and so the story and the facts are no more relevant to the current situation.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I didn't enjoy it: boring and certainly not a thriller., 13 Feb 2000
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A lot of the story was inappropriate and I found it quite boring. The hostage situation was not too bad and the duologues between Dillon and Father Connolly weren't too bad either. However, I found Moira's character unrealistic as well as Michael's changing of mind. It could have been better. The ideas were good, just not executed properly.
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2 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An inaccurate account of modern northern Ireland, 6 Dec 1999
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I found this book to be ridiculous, inaccurate and mellowdramatic thiller, in which,in my opinion, the auther had no idea as to what he was talking about.
I read the French person's review, and, living in Ireland, felt inpelled to express my opinion.
Thank you for your time,
John O'Connor, Dublin, Ireland.
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3.0 out of 5 stars think the story is boring,language interesting, 2 Nov 2000
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i think that the book is only interesting because of its language!the two storys aren't thus interesting as i thought they would be! only the language makes the book quite interesting in the end. its not very recommendable to read it in school!
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