A Star Called Henry

12 10 2005

A Star Called Henry 12th Oct 2005
At the weekend I read “A Star Called Henry” by Roddy Doyle. An excellent book, set in Dublin in the first two decades of the twentieth century it describes the childhood and then the young adulthood of a homeless slum child, the son of a brothel bouncer, who grows into an unquestioning soldier in the fight for Irelands independence. Doyle paints a bleak and squalid but believable portrait of Dublin’s slums and then a vivid account of the struggles. I really enjoyed this book.

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