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This is a precisely crafted, often lyrical, portrait of the descent into madness of a young killer in small-town Ireland. "Imagine Huck Finn crossed with Charlie Starkweather," said The Washington Post. Short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award and England's prestigious Booker Prize. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'll probably read it again, and when I do, I will surely find things I missed the first time.
His style of writing is reminiscent of Anthony Burgess, and The Butcher Boy is a mixture of both, a Clockwork Orange by Burgess and The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger.
When you have this understanding of the character it does make the book that much more worthwhile.
Pretty tough book to follow. Just watch the movie if it sounds interesting.Published 3 months ago by Travis
This is probably one of the most disturbing books I've read in a very long time. As noted, it is very much like a major accident that you don't want to look at because you know... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Lundy
Had to read this for my last college assignment my brother has paranoid schizophrenia and the one good thing I can say is the it is a completely accurate portrayal but that is also... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pen Name
With an alcoholic father and a mentally ill mother it is no surprise that Francie Brady is destined for juvenile delinquency, nor that he progresses to drunkenness and criminal... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steven Davis
I love the narrative of this book. I first decided to watch the movie which to me did not fail the book after reading this I found the differences but it was still quite a read so... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lady M
The Butcher Boy is similar in some respects to Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory. Both are narrated by troubled juvenile boys from dysfunctional families and whose actions are driven by... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Macca
Wow what an interesting and disturbing book. It was very difficult to read for two reasons. The first being the writing style and lack of punctuation. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Saucier
McCabe's The Butcher Boy is a very manic read. I would suggest this to any literary horror fans. Francie is a disturbed boy who finds himself in a very terrible predicament. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by R.M.
This is the story of Francis Brady, a wayward youth who can't seem to stay out of trouble for very long.Published on July 4, 2012 by Robert Nemtusak