At Swim, Two Boys

A Novel

Average vote of 90
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Set during the year preceding the Easter Uprising of 1916 -- Ireland's brave but fractured revolt against British rule -- At Swim, Two Boys is a tender, tragic love story and a brilliant depiction of people caught in the tide of history. Powerful
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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