At Swim, Two Boys

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Average vote of 91
| 9 total contributions of which 2 reviews , 7 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Set in Dublin and its near surrounds At Swim, Two Boys follows the year to Easter 1916, the time of Ireland's brave but fractured uprising against British rule. At its core it tells the love of two boys, Jim, a naive and reticent scholar, the youger ...Continua
L'ammazzasette
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 can...Continua
Elena
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.


Ilweran
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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Ilweran
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 pleasant...Continua
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Ilweran
Ha scritto il Oct 26, 2009, 14:53
It's terrifying to be tempted into happiness.
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Ilweran
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 freely...Continua
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Ilweran
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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