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Mistaken Hardcover – 6 Jan 2011

3.8 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (6 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848544189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848544185
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 2.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 703,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of all his books, Mistaken is perhaps the most universal - funny, mysterious and ultimately moving (The Times)

Nothing less than a plangent, incisive poetic wonder of a book (Patrick McCabe, Irish Times)

The novel is so precisely written, in every detail, each syllable weighed, or so it feels that reading slowly, you find yourself watermarked by a tale you don't wish to put down, and can't bear to end . . . Two thing make this tale a stand-out read: First, Jordan's restraint . . . The other coup is the novel's structure - it is essentially an intimate revelation . . . unputdownable (Scotsman)

Written with great skill, confidence and vim . . . utterly convincing: full of subtlety, delicate, piercing prose, charming, lively dialogue and descriptive passages that are poetic, witty and acute. At times it has the pace of a thriller, yet for all its highly specific subject matter it still manages to achieve a feeling of spaciousness in which it is possible for the writer to ponder, with a bit of leisure, the definition of human nature. A fine achievement, a powerful, involving and beautifully written book about identity and loss (Financial Times)

Jordan is a fine writer (Time Out)

A powerfully atmospheric book which turns Dublin into a murky maze of madness and melancholy (Daily Mail)

Neil Jordan has a good eye for visual detail (TLS)

*** a talented writer . . . Jordan's prose is persuasive and crystalline (Metro)

Book Description

Part thriller, part gothic tragedy, part comedy of manners, Mistaken also brilliantly evokes the divided Dublin of the 1960s and the trauma of adolescence

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