- File Size: 3445 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: NineStar Press (June 6, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 6, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G2Q00UK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Traitors and opportunists loomed large as they do in any period of human suffering. The Church is not heavily mentioned but it’s always there, likewise superstition weaves throughout but it’s not often (overtly) labelled. Everything is given a deft touch, including the humour, which is undeniably Irish.
In the wash-up, The Hunger Man is very much a character-driven story with three memorable POVs and excellent supporting characters. The story takes time to build with no happy ending, and is probably not going to suit people who primarily look for a fast pace and a neatly tied up conclusion. I believe there is a queer label given the book as well but, apart from the fact that Ciaran Leath is obviously gay and Finn Bheara likewise – preferring males over females in this telling – it really shouldn’t be pigeonholed. It’s subtle and fierce and tender and heartbreaking and funny, and it truly is written as a literary historical Irish tale – it’s inherently sad, funny, poetically tragic and full of lore and meaning. Because of all the feelings I experienced, and there were plenty of those. Because of the beautiful writing. Because of the diverse, fully realised and brilliantly orchestrated and interconnecting characters, and thus the wonderful tale that was spun, and because I lived it all, felt it all, every single minute of it, I cannot give the Hunger Man less than 5 stars.
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I was floored with his knowledge.
This was an odd book at times, I’ll admit that. And I was confused since I know very little about Irish history. I don’t know Gaelic either so Google was my friend. But nonetheless I was thrust into this haunting beauty that was The Hunger Man.
If you love Irish Mythology, great storytelling with twists of mythology and magic; this book will be your nirvana that’s for sure. It’s beyond captivating. Scott is for sure a gem in the genre and well deserving of high praise.
The Hunger Man is a deep, passionate, magical, sorrowful, emotional, and poetic tale. A must read for the ever expanding creative hungry mind.
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