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The ending was wonderful, however I really hated to see it end-I wanted more.
This nightmare of helplessness and the desperate will to live, drew me in and out of the devastation as survivors clambered for survival.
I finished this book about twelve months ago, and regarded it as one of the finest books I have read in some years.
This book should be called "LUCKY". The main character Fergus never seemed aware or focused enough to have any realistic dreams. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SmartShopper
The book seems to start in the middle of the story, ramble along in odd directions, and then end abruptly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by debhibb
Strongly written and compelling, the story of Ferguson explores life, death, love, lust, greed and depravity in a narrative that is at once beautiful and heart breaking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tina Sprinkle
The writing was lovely but the story led no where and the characters were flat. I felt no emotional connection to any one...other than the horses.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book was beautiful and reading it reminded me to be grateful for everything I have. I am not sure this was the author's intention. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Faustina
A very compelling plot complimented by gorgeous prose is a tough combination to beat. And while the novel depicts some terrible events the author successfully avoids succumbing to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by O'Neill
A stunning first novel that recreates the devastation of the Irish famine.
I've never read a description of starvation before, nor understood the grotesque efficiency of... Read more
This novel deals with the life of a young Irish man who lives during the period of the potato famine. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Prindaville
The best part of this book is the history, starting with the Irish potato famine and ending with the emigration, things I've certainly been aware of, but the details in this book... Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. C.