Kilbrack : A Novel

by Jamie O'Neill | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 074325595x Global Overview for this book
Registered by CdnBlueRose of Steinbach, Manitoba Canada on 6/26/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by CdnBlueRose from Steinbach, Manitoba Canada on Monday, June 26, 2006
From Publishers Weekly
Written a decade before Irish author O'Neill's breakthrough novel At Swim, Two Boys, this richly comic tale is at once a satire of Irish popular novels and exemplar of the genre. The book boasts a highly unusual hero, O'Leary Montagu, so named by the nurse who 11 years earlier found him, at age 25, facially scarred and wholly amnesiac after being struck by an automobile. Wracked by a host of strange compulsions, O'Leary is obsessed with an unpublished memoir he discovers, Ill Fares the Land by one Nancy Valentine, about her decaying hometown of Kilbrack and its endearingly odd inhabitants. After countless rereadings of the memoir (its title is rendered on O'Leary's copy as Ill Farts the Land, one of many such embarrassing "misprints"), O'Leary finally decides he must visit Kilbrack and the author to write her biography. What he discovers in the supposedly abandoned Kilbrack isn't at all what he expects. The outrageous cast, nearly all of whom seem to be characters in the memoir, are hilarious, and O'Leary himself is a memorable addition to the roll of heroes of Irish literature, with his endearing tics and habits. Constantly making brief mental "diary memos," he also clutches in his pocket his version of a security blanket (a mysterious "lemon jiffy") and waits five full minutes before entering a public toilet to be certain no one is inside. Only the crude homophobia of O'Leary's father jars in this idyll of satiric nostalgia.

Going to Marlene from an ALS - in mbag

Journal Entry 2 by CdnBlueRose from Steinbach, Manitoba Canada on Friday, October 27, 2006
Heading to the Netherlands today in Marlene's mbag!

Journal Entry 3 by CrazyDutchwoman from Heemstede, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Monday, December 18, 2006
Thank you again Rosie. looks great.
Still so many books to unpack. what a great day!!

Journal Entry 4 by CrazyDutchwoman at OBCZ De Roemer in Haarlem, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, September 02, 2007

Released 13 yrs ago (9/2/2007 UTC) at OBCZ De Roemer in Haarlem, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Really happy that we have an OZCB now nearby.
This afternoon was our first meeting and even though I did not have much time, (rowena ,my daughter was with me) I did enjoy myself.

Unfortunately I did not read this book myself and I wasn't so sure if I would like it so I decided to let it travel again.

Released this book and I hope someone will take it with them.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by wingmaid-of-kentwing from Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Picked up at OBCZ de Roemer.

Journal Entry 6 by wingmaid-of-kentwing from Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, September 15, 2007
What a wonderfully quirky book!

Journal Entry 7 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, June 04, 2017
This one is still available so I am going to read it again!

Journal Entry 8 by wingmaid-of-kentwing at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, December 29, 2019

Released 8 mos ago (12/27/2019 UTC) at Amstelveen, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Given to djgib to give to her Dad.

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