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on 28 February 2014
If you haven't discovered Bernard MacLaverty (you'll probably look in vain on the shelves of Waterstone's etc), buy this Kindle edition of his collected stories. Real people, living real, messy, joyful, scary lives, told with humour and humanity and featuring dialogue and situations which actually occur in real life! If you are fed up with reading arty, quirky and obscure short fiction try these and see how it is possible to look through a window at a set of characters going about their daily business and know everything about them in the space of a few thousand words, and yet want to know more.
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on 9 November 2014
It is not easy to categorize a Bernard MacLaverty story. 'Slices of life', perhaps? Or, as a reviewer recently put it, 'mood pieces'. His characters are ordinary people and, on the surface, nothing much happens to jolt their ordinary lives. Yet the reader enjoys being with them for the duration of the story and, at the story's end, cannot help wondering what will become of them. Ireland has produced many masters of the short story - William Trevor, Edna O'Brien and John McGahern spring to mind - and MacLaverty belongs right up there with them. This is a very welcome volume; it's good to have most of the stories in one collection. Note that I used the word 'most' - there are one of two ommissions from the original, individual collections.
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on 26 December 2013
Immediate empathy......a masterful storyteller......great variety of stories I enjoyed them all,Had to ration myself.Best entertainment this Christmas.A great read. look forward to next work...never disappointed!
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on 30 December 2013
Brilliant story telling. Very moving stories which cannot fail to leave an impression. A great book to dip in to at anytime.
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on 15 December 2013
I bought this gift for my partner he is generally into poetry and recently has also taken an interest in short stories, I heard about this book on Radio 4 and thought it sounded to be a great gift for him. it is for Christmas so he's not seen it yet but I had a flick through and it looks to be a good read.
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on 22 January 2014
Brilliant book. Insightful; human; humane; cuts to the heart of the matter. A true craftsman with soul.
Strongly recommend. Enjoy!
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on 14 February 2014
Bernard MacLaverty has captivated me with his glorious descriptive passages, both short and long, of which he is a supreme master.
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on 31 July 2014
This book arrived like new. Mac Laverty is a master storyteller and I am enjoying reading about the Belfast of yore.
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on 19 March 2015
A most enjoyable read about the trails, tribulations and joys of every day life. A pleasurable read!
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on 23 September 2014
Excellent book by the best living Irish short story writer. Would recommend it to everyone.
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