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Irish Misery Lit


I won’t be reading Anne Enright’s The Gathering. I’m sure it’s a great book but a long time ago I read Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and that nearly killed me with sadness. Earlier this year, I finally got around to reading Angela’s Ashes and that was hardly a barrel of laughs either. I’m sorry …. I just can’t read any more books about pain and suffering in Ireland. I know happy things do happen in Ireland – it’s just no author wants to write about them.

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Richard Davies

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