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The Ballad of Mo and G by [Keane, Billy]
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'Heartbreak and comedy, tenderness and savagery meld into a beautiful, mad narrative delivered in a voice that's completely real. I could not put it down.' --Irish Times

About the Author

BILLY KEANE is a columnist with the "Irish Independent". The son of John B. Keane, he runs the world-famous John B. Keane s pub in Listowel in his native County Kerry. His previous books include the novel "The Last of the Heroes" and "Rucks, Mauls and Gaelic Football", which he co-wrote with Moss Keane.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 384 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Liberties Press (30 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190971819X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909718197
  • ASIN: B00EXC3PW6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #235,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Be careful, don't start this book if you have things to do! I started reading it in the morning and couldn't put it down until I had finished. I really enjoyed the story and the characters, and the humour in it is fresh and offsets the darkest parts.

A great read.
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What a story. Hard to put down. Packs a huge amount into a couple of hundred pages that leaves you breathless at the end. The book is dark, violent, uncomfortable but also utterly captivating as the stories of the 4 main protagonists Mo, G, Dermo and his mother Maureen develop. 4 wonderful characters whose relationships are variously tragic, violent, loving and desparate. Finished in a day - would recommend to anyone.
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This book packs a punch, excellent portrait of post-boom Ireland and small town life that decides your fate for you. Heart-breaking, at times hilarious with poignant observations ('never fight a woman if you can fit your fist through the hoops of her earrings).
Great for readers of Kevin Barry, and Allan Wilson.
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In The Ballad of Mo & G Billy Keane takes up the gauntlet thrown down by his Father John B Keane and again challenges sections of Irish society to read about and acknowledge uncomfortable issues which are beautifully written about in this book. Don't expect a smooth ride reading this story which will challenge anger and make you laugh. Keane has the gift of finding humour where others don't. There are few happy endings in the real world that this excellent merciless story describes in raw, realistic and flowing words. Buy it and read a worthwhile commentary about the contemporary society in which some Irish people live, and others choose to ignore.
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Billy Keane doesn't show off. This story is told straightforwardly by G, who loves Mo unrequitedly. And it is told beautifully. Mo is from the wrong side of the (Luas) tracks, and, though intelligent and beautiful, falls into a violent relationship. G loves her but can't rescue her. Dermo, Mo's demonic spouse, is brilliantly drawn. 'I shunta kicked you in the gee' he allows at one stage by way of apology for an act of savagery.

Billy Keane could show off. But this novel is perfectly pared and there's a natural rhythm and lilt to the narrative that makes the heart of a reader sing. I couldn't leave it down once I'd started. There's an underscoring of the main story by G's reminiscences about his father that is quietly beautiful and utterly heartbreaking.

Hilarious, heartbreaking, savage, tender, stunning, unputdownable - I love this book, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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A real page-turner about trying to find love in the face of unthinkable challenges. The author gives a modern, original, and darker take on the theme of star-crossed lovers, and despite the occasional violent and heartbreaking subject matter, still manages to bring plenty of lightness, humor, and heartwarming moments - plus a fair dose of sex. The characters are compelling - you'll love some and you'll hate some - and both kinds keep you flipping the pages. Highly recommended.
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A gripping story from cover to cover, embarking a trisome roller coaster relationship, this book will not leave you indifferent.

Brilliantly written in a forward style (as in not for prudes) and with that Irish wit; trowing a bit of humor even in the darkest moments.

As a French living in Ireland, I hope this book will make it internationally and showcase Irish Contemporary Literature at its best.
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I haven't read anything like this before. I applaud the courage of Billy Keane's 'The Ballad of Mo and G'. It is a breath of fresh air. His main characters are so vivid they might have been painted on the page. Mo and G are an up to date normal couple, who find themselves in a tragic situation. Maureen the mother in law is a gas ticket, but her undying love for her rotten to the core son Dermo is terrifying. I'm so glad this book was recommended to me. A greatly satisfying read!
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