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Watching the Door Hardcover – 1 Mar 2008

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Reprint edition (1 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843547287
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843547280
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 21.6 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Dark, witty, grim, caustic, despairing, wise, searingly honest and beautifully written... The best informed and most exciting personal account of the Troubles ever published.' -- James Delingpole, Mail on Sunday

'Livid and lucid... You almost feel you are walking those streets, taking hasty cover as a cannonade of machine gun fire barks fatally into the silence.'
-- Tom Adair, Scotsman

'The best book you will ever read about Belfast in the 1970s... Ghastly, hilarious, black with humour, black with death and cruelty, and lucid with humanity.' -- Mary Kenny, Literary Review

'Vibrant, righteously angry, often bleakly funny.' -- Andrew Mueller, The Times

Synopsis

"Watching the Door" is the memoir of an ordinary young man who drifted into a war zone, made it his home and, somehow, emerged unscathed.After Kevin Myers graduated from university in 1969, a chance job application landed him a position as a journalist in Belfast, reporting on the Troubles. There, he was absorbed quickly into the local community. Soon he became privy to the secrets of Protestant and Catholic paramilitaries alike. In his darkly funny account of life on the streets, Myers evokes with searing clarity a society on the brink of civil war. His memoir is a remarkable portrait of those divisions, from the dedicated violence of loyalist gangs and provos to the behaviour of paratroopers, squaddies, Northern Ireland's police force and the wider population.Raw, candid and courageous, "Watching the Door" recalls the bloodiest time in Northern Ireland's recent past. It is a coming-of-age story like no other.

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