Day 9 – Penguin Book-a-Day-Challenge ( I judged this by its cover)


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OK – this is a bit of an embarrassing story. Got this book by a good friend and for some reason I had the book down as a freaky Sci-Fi classic. An inkling that the cover only increased. So I was reading away hoping and waiting for the  Spaceships, Time travel bits, Laser weapons but uhmmm…

SPOILER ALERT: definitely freaky but absolutely no Sci-Fi Spaceships, Aliens or anything similar in the book 😉

I have no idea why I had this idea about the book but they do look like Aliens on the cover, right ?

The book is about a young, constantly drunk Irish Literature student who lives with his uncle in Dublin who works as a bookkeeper with Guinness and whom he strongly dislikes. He spends most of his time in bed reading or writing a novel. He does not believe a book should have a start and a finish, so he invents three storylines.

It is not an easy read, there is a lot of humour in the book which I didn’t completely get but still a great read. An even better read I guess when you are Irish yourself, have enjoyed a little intoxication of your preferred substances and as mentioned before – you are not waiting for spaceships.

It is a book that I guess should ideally be read in English but it is not easy. Would be interested to know if anybody read it in translation and how that worked out.

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