Yeats Is Dead!: A Mystery by 15 Irish Writers

by O'Connor, Joseph | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0375727566 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lizziwhizz of Fairfield, Maine USA on 9/23/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Saturday, September 23, 2006
From Publishers Weekly
"Sponsored by Amnesty International to help raise funds for its work, this round-robin mystery, coauthored by 15 esteemed Irish writers, including Frank McCourt, Roddy Doyle and Conor McPherson, is more a literary curiosity than a compelling read. After one of two policemen who are moonlighting as ruffians accidentally shoots a man they've been questioning, Nestor and Roberts find themselves on the body-strewn trail of the mysterious symbol Y8S=+ (no rewards for puzzling it out), a miraculous skin cream and a previously unknown last novel by James Joyce. Nods to Ulysses abound. A copy of the book figures prominently in the plot, while Nestor and Roberts work for a mobster named Mrs. Bloom. Though some lilting Irish prose and notably bawdy passages will appeal, the novel proceeds by fits and starts to a preordained conclusion. There are some keen observations and an understated wit that verges on the epigrammatic ("Her blue eyes glittered with the absence of mental health"). But the eccentricity grows mechanical and a little bit of the blarney goes a long way; consequently the braggadocio becomes forced. ("He hated Bewley's, hated its claustrophobic mahogany interior, its slow black-clad waitresses with their big culchie faces. And yet he always seemed to end up here whenever the black dog of depression was pissing down his back.") Thus, while this mulligan stew of a mystery is sometimes tasty, it's hardly nit picking to point out that the porridge contains more than a few lumps."

Journal Entry 2 by lizziwhizz from Fairfield, Maine USA on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
This is in the box of book-goodies I sent to my secret Halloween Exchange Partner, I hope you enjoy! It looks very interesting but I didn't get a chance to read it before I needed to mail it off. Maybe it will make it's way back through the bookrelay circuit, we'll see! :)

Journal Entry 3 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Received in my Secret Spook box today! Thanks Liz!

Journal Entry 4 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This little mystery was interesting but I found it a little odd.

Journal Entry 5 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Thursday, February 21, 2008
Sending off to the April Reading Diva from bookobsessed.com

Journal Entry 6 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Received this book from alsgal for the Reading Diva exchange. Thank you.

Journal Entry 7 by lovemylife from Campbellsport, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Finally got around to reading it but found it a bit different. I'm sending it to svoight in a box of books.

Journal Entry 8 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Received as a rabck today with a box of books, it looks great. I look foward to reading it and releasing it!

Journal Entry 9 by wingbookstogivewing at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Sunday, June 14, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (6/14/2009 UTC) at Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway

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Journal Entry 10 by LadyTrinity from Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Thank you so much for sending me this book. I'll read it as soon as I get the chance.

Journal Entry 11 by GronnLivsstil from Bryne, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, November 08, 2009
Recieved from LadyTrinity.

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Available.

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