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The best look at Northern Ireland ever written,
By A Customer
This review is from: Divorcing Jack (Paperback)
Divorcing Jack is by far the best comment on Northern Ireland ever put into fiction. Many have tried to understand the complexities of Northern Ireland, and put it in prose, but most have failed. Bateman's genius is that he doesn't even try to explain. He simply presents some reasonably believable events (yes, bad stuff has happened here) and lets the reader work it out. Even better, he throws in a bit of wit. If you can't laugh at the situation here then there's not much left to laugh at.
Bateman's unique take on Northern Ireland is a breath of fresh air to a distinctly stuffy subject. Whether you like the book or not simply take the book as a brave step in a new direction. For fans, if you like Starkey you will love 'Wee Sweetie mice and men' and his new 'Turbulent priests'.
Read, relax and enjoy.