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.
And over to you – any cover related misjudgments on your end ?