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An Irish Experience: Travel Tales Flowing from History, Humor & the Search for Home Paperback – March 1, 2008
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An Irish Experience flows like a meticulously kept travel journal. Franklin leads readers on a step-by-step wander - a personal journey fueled by history, literature, and his incorrigible sweet tooth. --Dave Fox, author of Getting Lost: Mishaps of an Accidental Nomad and Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip)
About the Author
From 1968 to 1988, Howard served as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County, was engaged in the private practice of law, and became a partner in F & F Investment Company.
His short stories and poetry have appeared on radio, in newspapers, and numerous national magazines and literary journals such as A Different Drummer, Razem, the Lake Oswego Review, The Sandwich Generation, Silver Quill, Nomad's Choir, Single Vision, and Poets and Work. He also has appeared as a guest poet in Poetspeak's Reading Series at Portland State University, and in the Northwest Coalition's celebration of National Poetry Month in Vancouver, Washington.
For more information please visit howardgfranklin.com
Top Customer Reviews
While some of the descriptions of landscapes and buildings and monuments are passable, Franklin rarely provides information of any historical depth about the places he visits, other than the recitation of a few names and dates. He almost never ventures into a museum. Mostly he just stands outside and looks around, offering up adjectives. That is, when he's not satisfying his sugar cravings with the purchase of cakes, pastries, cookies and chocolate. Let me venture an understatement, as the author so often does: Mr. Franklin is addicted to sugar in more ways than one.
Another understatement: one might question his treatment of women.
It's a pity, because his comparisons of Ireland and America as homelands, of the quality of life, the culture, and the resonance of history in both countries, are sound. They're just hidden beneath unbearable prose. By all means, travel to Ireland. But leave Mr. Franklin behind.
I am originally from Ireland, and enjoyed reading about Howard's impetus for the journey, the mysterious draw of Ireland, and the search for "home." He captures poetically one of the things I prize most about my homeland--that sense of time being precious and people paramount. This book is a gem, both for those who have never been to Ireland and want a lyrical and informed introduction, and those of us from there, who can experience it again through such fresh, and fanciful eyes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I relived my own Ireland experience and this book brought back so many positive and wonderful memories. Thank you Howard!Published 4 months ago by Janet E Carlsen
ALTHOUGH I MAY NEVER VISIT IRELAND, HAVING READ THIS DELIGHTFUL AND INSIGHTFUL BOOK MAKES ME FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE WALKED THE STREETS OF
IRELAND WITH THE AUTHOR WHOSE... Read more
"An Irish Experience" is a delightful mix of Irish history, travel information and humor while providing insights into important meanings of life. I highly recommend it!Published on April 29, 2008 by J. Richardson