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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
In the October 8, 2005, edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper, an excerpt of this book, yet to be released, was published. The excerpt was brilliantly written, colouring in the complexities of rural Ireland in the 1960s. In the same way that youth are influencing society today through the use of the Internet, cell phones, texting and gaming, John Doyle eloquently explores how the traditions of Irish culture and the oppressive forces of the Catholic Church were challenged by television a generation ago. I can't wait to read the book!
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on October 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
THis last poster is so JEALOUS of IRISH WIT & laughter
he is 40 shades of GREENER than ANY Irish person
I ever knew. Of course EL SCHMUCKO
is GREEN WITH ENVY!

[...]

I grew up in the parish of TERRYGLASS/KIlBARRON

TEN MILEs from NENAGH and I could tell stories
about the Doyles that would make UR hair curl
but me throat is parched!

Absolutely LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT the book
& the brilliant writing style
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is thoroughly enjoyable and gives an excellent window on what it was like growing up both in rural and urban Ireland in the 60s and 70s. Tough subjects such as Northern Ireland and the Catholic Church are dealt with in an impressively pithy manner.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Why is it that a mediocre "TV" reviewer thinks we should give a damn about his childhood response to televison -- in Ireland of all places. How many more tedious stories about church, drink, Irish "wit," Mam and Dad, must we endure? The Irish are special -- ok -- got it. Now let's move on. This Celtic tiger has no teeth.
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