Mr Lynch's Holiday

by Catherine O'Flynn | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0670918563 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingshnedwardswing of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 12/4/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingshnedwardswing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
TBR quite soon

Journal Entry 2 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Read it in two days, which is super-quick for me. The author managed to win me over as early as page 3, by getting in a dig about having the exact change for the bus.

Taking to the meetup on Saturday.

Released 5 yrs ago (1/25/2014 UTC) at Yorks Bakery Cafe - Newhall street in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by wingKatisha50wing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 25, 2014
This book was nudged towards me by shnedwards at the meetup. I took the bait and brought this home with me.

Journal Entry 5 by wingKatisha50wing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, June 01, 2014
And I've now read it. And enjoyed it. I love reading references to Birmingham and imagining the characters in the places mentioned.

On the bookshelf shelf to the left as you go into the back room.

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Journal Entry 7 by LyzzyBee at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, June 01, 2014
Gill passed this to me today and I'm hoping to pass it on to another BookCrosser quite soon, watch this space ...

Journal Entry 8 by LyzzyBee at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, June 05, 2014
Dermot, newly widowed, decides to visit his son, Eamon, in his crumbling apartment in a Spanish resort that has fallen foul of the economic downturn and remains an outpost of expat civilisation, full of feral cats (nothing bad happens to the cats) and centred around a swimming pool with no water. Is the place depressing Eamon, or was he depressed already? And what's happened to his girlfriend?

Practical Dermot sets to work trying to sort things out, in the neglected flat, in Eamon's disconnected life, and then in the community at large. He encounters the ex-pat community in a different way from Eamon, missing out on the cues about the on-going rivalries and oddnesses, but developing his own routines and friendships, including with the outcasts in that outcast group.

It's a lovely warm and moving novel, set partly in Birmingham, examining masculinity and the world of work, political correctness and friendship, marriage and family, while remaining a light read and one eminently suitable for a holiday read.

Released 5 yrs ago (6/5/2014 UTC) at Cafe Loki in Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland

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Passed to lovely Icelandic bookcrossers today. Thank you for coming out to meet us, we had a lovely evening!

Journal Entry 10 by Bjorg at Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Thursday, June 05, 2014
Thanks so much for the book lyzzybee and the yammy chocolate :) it was really nice to meet you!!

Journal Entry 11 by Bjorg at Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Sunday, June 15, 2014
The grass is usually never greener on the other side, the people who moved to Lomaverde sure found that out!! Funny book, I really liked Dermot and his comments :) I will pass this book on to birnsen when I meet her in next month.

Journal Entry 12 by Bjorg at Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (7/8/2014 UTC) at Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland

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Will pass this book on to birnsen when I meet her later today :)

Journal Entry 13 by birnsen at Mosfellsbær, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Saturday, October 11, 2014
a good read - really enjoyed this book :-)

Journal Entry 14 by birnsen at Mosfellsbær, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (3/19/2015 UTC) at Mosfellsbær, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland

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sending it off to another bookcrosser as RABCK :-)

Journal Entry 15 by alexiapapa at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Thursday, April 02, 2015
Thank you for the book and the parcel for Easter! :)

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