If you are fan of Irish writers, this would be one to try.
Suffice to say there is plenty in this little volume to chew on and digest, but be sure to keep your Rolaids handy, because some of it may not go down too easily.
Described in highly accessible and very literate prose, each of these reminiscences and encounters add new revelations to the narrative.
Whenever I read a book, the first thing I notice is the quality of the writing. And here, Ms. Madden impressed me. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by P. Mann
cup of tea...
A bit on the too deep for me. I really felt as if I didn't know any of the characters at all.. I mean who was Molly really? ...Or maybe they were? Read more
This wonderful literary novel may take place in one day, but encompasses 20 years of shared friendship. Read morePublished on June 21, 2010 by C. Quinn
"Molly Fox's Birthday" is one of the most unsatisfying books I've ever read. I enjoyed it as I read it, for the most part, but when I came to the end, I wasn't left pondering the... Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by Pat Shand
Written by someone else, I may have had trouble with this book. But Deirdre Madden's writing is so engrossing I really enjoyed reading it. Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by Vicki
We join the novels' nameless narrator, a playwright and friend of "actor" Molly Fox on a hot June day while she house-sits for the absent Molly. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by Red Rock Bookworm
I started reading this novel yesterday and finished it today. The narrator's voice is so engaging and I found myself completely enchanted by the characters and the lack of... Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by Gabriel Oak
The degree of boredom in Molly Fox's Birthday is maddening. Superficially, this is a beautiful book. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by JM
It is no accident that the narrator of Molly Fox's Birthday remains nameless or that the book opens with her dream of "walking through the streets of a strange city, in a foreign... Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Jill I. Shtulman