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Sparrow's Trap, Brendan O'Carroll
on 9 May 2011
Being an avid fan of Mr O'Carroll's work, I bought this book knowing that it wasn't part of the Agnes Brown world.
I wasn't disappointed either. Brendan's wit and humour are in abundance in this novel, despite it having a fairly serious plot line.
The story itself winds it way through the life of Sparrow McCabe, an Irish boxer who finds himself unable to lift the European crown and ends up working for a local gangster.
I found that I was reading the final couple of chapters with my map of Dublin to hand - having visited Dublin many times, I was interested to trace the route that Sparrow takes - I will walk that route next time I am there!
For anyone who hasn't read the Agnes Brown stories, read this and you will get a feel for Brendan O'Carroll's style, full of humour, wit, imagination and passion.
Throroughly recommended read.