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Terrible Beauty by [Frankland, Mark]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1054 KB
  • Print Length: 425 pages
  • Publisher: Glenmill (7 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AYE8Y0U
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #292,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A great read telling the story from both sides of the divide.couldn't put it down.like all of Mark Franklands books.a great author keeping you on the edge from start to finish.
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I picked this book up a number of years after having visited Belfast. Initially I bought a book from a "supergrass", to understand the issues there, I found that book was one person;s opinion. Therefore, I read instead, Terrible Beauty. The author clearly gives both sides of he argument, this book has two strong characters who are both intelligent and empathetic. The paths they both took in life, are extreme and the book allows for an reason/understanding of why they do the things they do.

I found this book to be hugely educational as well as thoroughly enjoyable. The author has taken a heavy subject and written a page turner, having read it again, I still couldn't put it down.
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A well written, well researched and well balanced story set in the context of the sectarian troubles of Northern Ireland which links facts to believable fiction. The reader is left with a much better ..understanding of the factors which led to the troubles of the late 1960s and beyond and the rationalisation of violence by the terrorists on both sides of the sectarian divide.
the two main characters were convincing in the main but perhaps there is a danger of too much empathy for people who were murderers of the innocent.
A few mistakes such as protestants attending a church service conducted by a priest and a large scale Orange walk in Glasgow on the 12th of July with lambeg drums, this would be unusual as Scottish Orange walks normally take place before would unusual as Scottish Orange take place before the 12th of July and do not incorporate lambeg drums.
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A well constructed story with an interesting slant on it, let down a little by some poor editing and a sudden rush toward the end trying to tie up loose ends.
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The best book on the troubles in Ireland I have ever read. Views from both sides of the divide give a balanced view of how young men go into conflict to defend what the believe.
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Great understanding of the troubles and the of the mindsets of each side.
Like the fact mixed with fiction.
All in all ,a very worthwhile read.
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Mark Frankland is a remarkable author. One of the few to dare to use a work of fiction to tackle head-on the subject of The Troubles of Northern Ireland, he has penned a comprehensive, warts-and-all and even-handed account of that long, internecine conflict.

In writing Terrible Beauty, he might well have incurred the wrath of either side of the sectarian divide - or, indeed, of both sides. But Mark Frankland is also a remarkable storyteller, because he pulls off the impossible. In a narrative spanning more than three decades and interspersed with actual events and real people, he weaves together with fairness and precision, and always with confidence, the parallel life stories of the two central characters. Through their eyes, we are privy to utterly contrasting visions of the treacherous, vicious world that is Ulster. We meet and understand the motives of the men of violence in both camps. And we learn time and again of the arrogant, indifferent and often cowardly role in the conflict of successive British Governments.

In addition to being a damn good thriller in its own right that is nail-biting to the very end, Terrible Beauty is to be recommended as an unbiased and reliable history of The Troubles. The book has the ring of authenticity about it. When I read the author's end-notes, I wasn't surprised to discover the scale of his research in preparing for the novel. Nor was I surprised to learn that the two main protagonists - the Republican Sean O'Neill and the Loyalist Davie Stanton - are based on real people, real players in the Ulster cauldron - "two of the most impressive men I have ever met", says Frankland.

But have you noticed what I did there?
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