At Swim, Two Boys

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Ireland, Easter 1915, turbulent times, and two young boys make a pact. In a year's time they will jump off Forty Foot, a jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the nude, and swim to the glow of the Muglins light to raise the Irish flag and claim it ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/07/16
At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill must be one of the greatest novels from a living author I ever had the pleasure to read. Great story, brilliant writing with amazing characters. Sometimes the pace is definitely slow but as the story unfolds you ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/07/13
Molto bello e molto intenso... merita che si faccia una lettura della storia dell'Irlanda per tutto il '900 per cogliere davvero lo sfondo storico.

Ha scritto il Oct 30, 2009, 13:32
For maybe it was true that no man is an island: but he believed that two very well might be.
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Ha scritto il Oct 30, 2009, 13:31
"I'm just thinking that would be pleasant. To be reading, say, out of a book, and you to come up and touch me - my neck, say, or my knee - and I'd carry on reading, I might let a smile, no more, woldn't lose my place on the page. It would be ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 26, 2009, 14:53
It's terrifying to be tempted into happiness.
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Ha scritto il Oct 26, 2009, 14:49
-Your aunt, Scrotes persisted, after the merest sniff, has remarked what she calls your fanfaronade. An appellation not wholly ill-advised, for you are that strange beast who prides himself yet has no pride. You blush for your nature, yet will ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 26, 2009, 14:42
"One does not wish oneself changed. One wishes the world changed to accomodate one."
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