The Story of the Night: A Novel

by Colm Toibin | Gay & Lesbian |
ISBN: 0743272714 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 6/18/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, July 09, 2012
Purchased at Daedalus Books in Columbia, Maryland.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, September 01, 2015
I am now reading another copy of this same book. When I find this copy, I need to give it away. It's an extra!

This is copy #1 of 2 of the same books.

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, September 08, 2015
I just read another copy of this same book. This is what I have to say about it...

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This novel is amazingly compulsive reading. It stared out slow for me as I tried to work my way around the theme of governmental instability in Argentina. Though the author is native Irish, the setting of this book is Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was thrown off somewhat since the book I previously read by this same author was Brooklyn, the story of an Irish immigrant to the United States. The protagonist of this book was Argentinian, the only son of a British mother and an Argentinian father.

The protagonist, a closeted gay man named Richard, finds a new job as translator for an American couple whose task it is to promote democratic ideals, foster a good Argentina-United States relationship, and promote the idea of privatization of the oil industry in Argentina. This sub-plot had me bogged down for a while, but I'd advise skimming over that somewhat because the true beauty of this book is its tight narrative and the psychological make-up of a gay man. Richard's story seems very personal and true-to-life. In fact, I then had to go back to see if the author is gay. He is openly so.

I like the way this novel goes into Richard's need to hide his homosexuality, how he chooses to whom to disclose this fact, and how he deals with a culture in which AIDS threatens those members of his own gay community.

This novel is brilliant. It makes me want to read even more writing by this talented author.

I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

*** The 2016 Tick Tock Release Challenge hosted by DragonGoddess. This book has the word NIGHT in the title.

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, October 22, 2016
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 3 yrs ago (12/11/2016 UTC) at BC-DC Meetup in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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I'm releasing this book for the book buffet at the Annual Holiday BookCrossing party at the home of authorauthor.

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I'm releasing this book for the following BookCrossing challenge:

*** The What's in a Name Release Challenge December 2016 hosted by DragonGoddess . This book has the name TORY in the title.

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