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The Glorious Heresies
The Glorious Heresies: Shortlisted for the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 | Lisa McInerney
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS' WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2016 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2016 LONGLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIAR CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 'The Glorious Heresies heralds the arrival of a glorious, foul-mouthed, fizzing new talent' SUNDAY TIMES 'Totally and unmistakably the real deal' KEVIN BARRY 'A real stunner; a wild ride of a read' DONAL RYAN 'A gripping and often riotously funny tale' COLIN BARRETT 'A punchy, edgy, sexy, fizzing feast of a debut novel' JOSEPH O'CONNOR 'He was definitely dead, whoever he was. He wore a once-black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms. The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted, but it had been foxy before that. A tall man, a skinny rake, another string of piss, now departed. She hadn't gotten a look at his face before she flaked him with the Holy Stone and she couldn't bring herself to turn him over.' One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland's post-crash society. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father Tony, whose obsession with his unhinged next-door neighbour threatens to ruin him and his family. Georgie is a prostitute whose willingness to feign a religious conversion has dangerous repercussions, while Maureen, the accidental murderer, has returned to Cork after forty years in exile to discover that Jimmy, the son she was forced to give up years before, has grown into the most fearsome gangster in the city. In seeking atonement for the murder and a multitude of other perceived sins, Maureen threatens to destroy everything her son has worked so hard for, while her actions risk bringing the intertwined lives of the Irish underworld into the spotlight . . . Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland's twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family.
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Cinfhen
Glorious Heresies | Lisa McInerney
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#SeptemberSins Another #DailyDeal that I haven‘t gotten to YET #Glorious #TBR
Have you read this @arlenefinnigan { I feel like those blurbs are calling to YOU} 🙊

Cathythoughts I liked this one 👍🏻 3mo
arlenefinnigan Sounds....complex. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m curious enough to give it a try @Cathythoughts @arlenefinnigan 3mo
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jenniferw88 I have it on Kindle, waiting to be read! 🤣 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking of trying it in audio format @jenniferw88 3mo
Cathythoughts We read it for our IRL Bookclub... good discussion 👍🏻 people loved it or hated it ! No middle ground here 3mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen that's ok then. I can't really do fiction books on audio, but manage ok with non-fiction. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ll let you know if I choose audio @jenniferw88 3mo
Cinfhen Those type of books make for the best discussions @Cathythoughts 3mo
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Jason7
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The Glorious Heresies is good audiobook with an excellent narrator. The story is a bit fragmented at times, though it revolves around the same group of shady characters in modern day Ireland. It‘s not mind blowing, but it‘s pretty damn good. Overall rating: 4.06 stars

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MStew
Glorious Heresies | Lisa McInerney
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Random book post!!! This book intrigues me ! It sounds great this is about a horrible crime that takes place and the affects if this crime long after it was committed, takes place in Ireland and sounds pretty intense it's won some awards so check it out!!!

It is moving up in my TBR there is something about it that makes me need to read this!!!

#fiction
#crime

mklong I read it last year, it‘s excellent! 1y
MStew @mklong it sounds superb! 1y
andrew61 I really liked it, the killing at the beginning actually is darkly funny given the weapon, and the remainder of the book is well done - i need to read the sequel now but id recommend. 1y
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whatrebeccasread
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Panpan

A disjointed story line of dull characters which I just couldn‘t get into. I‘m sadly rating this book one star and would not recommend it to my friends – life‘s too short!

If you want to find out more after my scathing mini review, search for the full version on my blog! 📚

TrishB I bailed on this one! 1y
whatrebeccasread @TrishB glad to hear I'm not alone!! I felt awful at the time as this was gifted to me by a colleague but I just couldn't find anything about it I enjoyed! 1y
TrishB Same. Couldn‘t connect with it all and didn‘t bother finishing! 1y
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This one is good. It's contemporary about the situation in Ireland. Post Celtic Tiger if that means anything to you.

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Cathythoughts
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Pic as I was waiting for the women to arrive .. the night took us away. Great discussion. Very divided. The woman who recommended & myself were the only 2 real fans at all ( For me it was all about Ryan ) Thumbs down from everyone else The Ladies did not like the book. Not the characters, or the writing. I will call on @Wineandbooks to give opinion here too. @Wineandbooks also picked our next read Far From The Madding Crowd 👏🏻👏🏻

Tanisha_A Your book club meetings make me wish to be a part of it, be present there! Lovely! ♥ 2y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A we had a great discussion & even a reading of Prufrock later. Come on over & join us ❤️ 2y
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TrishB Love your book club ❤️ I‘m with the others though - I really disliked this book - was a very rare bail for me! 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB I would have bailed , if it wasn‘t a bookclub read. But I did have empathy for Ryan as I read on. I‘m really excited to read ( reread .... soooo long ago ) Far From the Madding Crowd. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB Enjoy 💕 2y
jhod Looks beautiful! I enjoyed it but was surprised it won the women's prize. Was Cork described accurately? 2y
Cathythoughts @jhod yes Cork was described accurately, the places & the slang. Very Cork ! Although some of our group said it could have been any city. In my opinion she nailed it. I knew/know people like the characters in the book 2y
jhod That's good to know and makes me like it more! Might pick up the sequel now... 2y
Wineandbooks Another wonderful night Thank you @Cathythoughts A very lively discussion as the group had very extreme opinions. But are they not the best book club nights? I struggled through this book. I found the language contrived and the story repetitive and without a satisfying ending. The highlight of the evening for me was the reading by @Cathythoughts of “The love song of J Alfred Pruefrock”💕 2y
Cathythoughts @Wineandbooks ahhh thankyou Sinead, a little wine on board 🙃But sounds like I got away with it ❤️ 2y
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Oh wow! Didn't know about Prufrock - looked it up, it's by T.S. Eliot. Will check it out. And thank you, I would love to visit! 💕😀 2y
batsy Oooh! So you'll be reading Far From the Madding Crowd this month? I might read it with you, I've got it lined up for my litsyclassics. 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy oh brilliant. In just going to read The Autumn throne first & the straight into Far from .... that would be great to read it together 💕💕💕 2y
kathedron @Cathythoughts @batsy Would you mind if I joined you for Far From...? (I'm a Wessex girl and was force-fed Hardy in my teens 😣 but I've reached the point where I feel I can finally give him a fair chance. I picked up a copy of FFTMC from the library's sale trolley a couple of months back.) 2y
Cathythoughts @River_Voice Yes ❤️the more the merrier 2y
Cathythoughts @Wineandbooks will you join @batsy @River_Voice & me for a buddy read of Far From The Madding Crowd this month 2y
batsy @River_Voice That would be lovely ❤️ Please feel free to tag me when you ladies are ready to start. 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy @River_Voice how would next Saturday March 31st suit ye ? 2y
kathedron @Cathythoughts @batsy That'd be great: looking forward to it! ❤ 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts @River_Voice Yes indeed 😊 Very excited! 💕 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy @river_voice it‘s a date so ! 2y
youneverarrived Looks & sounds like a great evening! I was wondering the same as @jhod if Cork was described accurately so good to know it was. Do you think you‘ll read the sequel @Cathythoughts? 2y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I don‘t think I will. ( never say never ) but I‘ve so many others to read .... I m not inclined to go there , I‘d say ,probably not. 2y
CarolynM I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Hardy, I'd love to join you in your Far From the Madding Crowd buddy read if you'd welcome another? 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM that would be great💕. We are starting next Saturday March 31st. @batsy @River_Voice also. I suppose we should have a hashtag? Any mad ideas ?? ❤️ 2y
CarolynM Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. 2y
Izai.Amorim My problem with the book was its politics. How the poor and destitute are portrayed. Child neglect, addiction, prostitution. As if only the poor had the issues. Is it really so bad in Cork? Or is the author letting her fantasy run free? When we watch TV we get the impression that the world is populated with serial killers. Not real. I had this feeling when reading the book. Not real. What do you say? 2y
Cathythoughts I think the are parts of Cork where this is true. I did/do know people just like these in the book. But it‘s not the reality of most poor people, There is a lot of poverty in big houses too. But , yes, this poverty, addiction/homelessness is a reality for some, but as in most cities, it is mostly hidden. Although , sadly, there is an increasing amount of homelessness & people sleeping on the main streets in doorways is very common. @Izai.Amorim 2y
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Cathythoughts
Glorious Heresies | Lisa McInerney
Pickpick

I‘m giving this between a pick & a so-so. I honesty would have bailed but it was our Bookclub read. And I‘m glad I saw it through. Found parts very difficult to read ... some very ugly & sad situations in families full of addiction , abuse , neglect. I cried for Ryan. One or two laughs, at smart comments, but all in all tragic. Is there hope in the end, I always like to believe so, but who knows.

Cathythoughts And the writing was fairly brilliant at times. 2y
youneverarrived I think the last line offered a bit of hope 👍💛 2y
andrew61 Definitely a book to reread, i keep wondering if she might do a sequel. 2y
Cathythoughts @andrew61 there is a sequel, it‘s out now. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived as you predicted, very divided responses on this one 👍🏻great discussion. Thumbs down from most. 2y
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youneverarrived
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So I checked the shortlist for the year this book won the #baileysprize and it won over A Little Life?! 😲🤯

It should have gripped me - dark, gritty, set in Ireland, flawed, messed-up characters - but it just felt... pointless 🤷‍♀️ great first chapter & characters were ok but I wasn‘t invested in them at all. Completely overwrought. I wouldn‘t have missed out if I‘d bailed tbh.

readingjedi Agree ☺ 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#MarchInBooks #paranormal this quote from The Glorious Heresies is not your normal paranormal... but I thought of this prompt when I read it 💜. Interesting book so far, the title is so apt. What a mad mix of images I‘m getting

TrishB Doing better than me - I lasted 50 pages with this one! 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s our Bookclub book 📖. I‘m not too far in , but it‘s holding me. I don‘t usually read local books ( maybe too close to home ) but now that I have to , it‘s really good so far .... 2y
andrew61 I really liked it - i loved the opening chapter of a burglar getting killed by the old lady wielding a religious statue. 2y
Cathythoughts @Andrew61 yes opening chapter pretty mad alright 😮. I‘m struggling a bit with abusive father. But I‘ll keep going.... 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Glorious Heresies by the fireside. Finally , some chill out time. I‘m reserving judgement on the book , not that far into it yet. It‘s my next bookclub read ......

TheKidUpstairs That fireplace is gorgeous! 2y
Cathythoughts Thankyou, we put it in when we moved here years ago. It was from an old house ( ours is old too , so it works) 🙏🏻 @TheKidUpstairs (edited) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Looking very comfy there 🙂👍 2y
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 😊☺️I‘m getting there .... 🙏🏻 2y
Tanisha_A That's a pretty fireplace! 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks 🙏🏻. It‘s an old one , ❤️ @Tanisha_A (edited) 2y
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Cathythoughts
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I must put life in Court on hold for now. This is the chosen book for our Bookclub this month. So , I had better get reading 📕❤️ I see interesting reviews on Litsy.... and it‘s set in Cork ( I‘m in Cork ) The woman who picked the book said we were to read it in a Cork accent 🤣

Tanisha_A Love that table/bed cover! 2y
Tanisha_A Enjoy the book! 2y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks, it‘s a box ( full of bills 🤢) I hope I enjoy the book 😉 2y
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youneverarrived
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I‘m on an unintentional #baileysprize kick. Third book in a week or so I‘ve read that‘s been nominated for the award. Let‘s see if this is as bleak as the other two 😆 #socksunday #marchinbooks

Cathythoughts I‘m about to start this book ! As soon as I finish The Winter Queen. It‘s our Bookclub choice this month...... I‘m going to start it tomorrow.... it comes highly recommended by a book club member & I have seen mixed reviews on Litsy. Exciting! We can compare notes. 👍🏻❤️❤️ 2y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts ohh fab!! 🧡 Definitely have to compare notes. I‘m 11% in and it‘s gripping me. The first few pages I was a bit unsure but I‘m liking it now. 2y
Cathythoughts Hi , I‘ve had a very busy week. Only read a few pages of Glorious Heresies. I know it will be tomorrow before I start properly...... it‘s my bookclub read , so the pressure is on. I hope you are making better time with this one than I am 😁😉. Chat soon 2y
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youneverarrived @Cathythoughts when do you have to read it by for your bookclub? I haven‘t actually read any more of it since I posted this 😬 but I‘m nearly finished the other book I‘m reading so I‘ll be concentrating on Glorious Heresies soon. It‘s written from different character perspectives and books like that usually keep me turning the pages 👍 2y
Cathythoughts Our Bookclub is not till March 23d. But I‘m a really slow reader. Even if I get started tomorrow, it will take me a good week. If I was on Holliday, I‘d read a book in a couple of days ..... but in a normal week , I‘m very slow 🙄. We can keep in touch. The Litsy reviews are varied , & the woman who recommended it for bookclub loved it .... we shall see 😉 2y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts it‘ll be fresh in your mind for bookclub then 👍 I‘m a slow reader too. I‘ve read mixed reviews on it, so far I‘m liking it though - I like the mix of characters. 2y
Cathythoughts I‘m struggling with Glorious Heresies. Started off well , but the violence is trying me. Im not sure I‘ll make it. But I will give it my best shot for bookclub. Taking a break with Tell The Wolves I‘m Home , for now. I wonder how you are finding it .....?!!! 2y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts sorry only just seen this! 🤭 I‘m struggling with it a bit too. Great start but kind of gone downhill. I‘ll finish it but 🤷‍♀️.. Nothing special I don‘t think. I like Maureen a lot though! I think if it stayed written from her perspective I might have liked it better.. even though I do generally like multiple perspective books. How far into are you now? 2y
Cathythoughts To be honost I‘ve been skimming a bit 😬🤫never a good sign. Bookclub is this Friday night , I‘ll fill you in on what people thought .... 💕 2y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts haha no not good. I‘m ready to be finished with it now. Yeah let me know 😊 be interesting to hear what they say 👍 2y
Cathythoughts I‘ve just an hour left of reading time in this book & I‘ll be finished. ...., I‘ll make it easily for tonight. I‘ll let you know how it goes. Just read your review... this won over A Little Life !!!!?!! Unreal. 2y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts oh have fun 📚🍷 can‘t wait to hear what they think. I have a feeling it might divide people? And I know 😲😲 no idea how!! 2y
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mauveandrosysky
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Panpan

Well, this was tedious. I think this book wanted to be heavy and dark and bleak and poignant. And while I'm drawn to fiction that calls for us to empathize with even the most damaged and hopeless characters, the execution was so messy and forced and tenuous that I had a hard time caring about anyone or anything that happened. Blah.

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readingjedi
Panpan

It won awards & was gushed over by critics - I was bound to hate it. Almost abandoned it in the first few pages due to the lexical showboating - the language was so overdone it utterly distracted me from the characters & plot. It did settle down as the book progressed - almost like the author ran out of 'clever'. It was just unremittingly grim. Depressing characters, story line, locations, scenarios. Who exactly found this "hilarious"? More below

readingjedi And I didn't actually find any of the grimness believable either - or the characters. Or the laboured, torturous plot. Too much circular, repetitive introspection. Really Did Not Like. 🦃🦃🦃 2y
LitsyOwl I could not finish this and the time I did spend was simply wasted. 👎 2y
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jenniferheidi
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I‘m not sure it‘s right to say I enjoyed this; it‘s full of self-destructive characters and strong violence. But its urgency is really engaging and there are some moments of beautiful clarity, particularly in the sections told from the viewpoint of Maureen, whose accidental killing of an intruder necessitates a succession of cover ups, murders and debts.

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Izai.Amorim
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Pickpick

Irish author, story set in Cork. If you like the genre (I don‘t know how it‘s called. This book is set in Ireland but I‘ve read quite a few similar stories set in the UK. Crime fiction? More below.), it‘s a good pick. The story moves fast and the plot is believable. I didn‘t like the end, as if author was leaving doors open for a sequel.

Izai.Amorim (I don‘t like the ideology embedded in the genre. Very negative depiction of the poor: broken families, neglected children, alcoholism, drugs. I often get the feeling, “I‘ve met this character before.” I‘ve never lived in the UK/Ireland so I can‘t say if it‘s real or just the fantasy of middle-class, bourgeois authors writing for middle-class, bourgeois readers. Anyway, I personally find it demeaning.) 2y
jhod I know what you mean, there's lots of tv shows that are the same. I enjoyed this but didn't love it as much as the reviews and am not particularly tempted by the sequel... 2y
Cathythoughts I‘m in Cork. But I don‘t know this author or book. Must have a look ...... 2y
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Izai.Amorim @jhod I won't say that it doesn't exist but they make it look it's "the normal" which I doubt. 2y
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts I'd be very interested in your opinion... 2y
jhod @Cathythoughts it won the women's prize for fiction (was Bailey's prize) a couple of years ago which I was surprised at 2y
Cathythoughts @jhod this book was picked as our next bookclub read last night. So I will be reading it shortly. She told us to read it in a Cork accent 😂. @Izai.Amorim , So I will let ye know what I think soon. 2y
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts @jhod Cool, very interested in your opinion, as an insider you can judge much better. 👍 2y
Cathythoughts Great. I‘ll wait till after our next Bookclub- March 23d - to report back. As I will be able to give you a real Cork view - we are all from cork. 👍🏻 2y
jhod @Cathythoughts @Izai.Amorim look forward to It! 2y
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RidgewayGirl
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Here are my #FiveStarPredictions, all pulled off of my TBR. I'm most excited about The Luminaries, but I don't think it'll get to be the book I carry around in my purse all day.

BarbaraBB Mislaid is a good read I thought. I still have to read the Luminaries as well. 2y
Reese_Pearly.Pages The Luminaries ❤️❤️ 2y
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Minervasbutler
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Dark, though at times very funny, story set on the fringes of Cork's criminal underworld. When 60-year-old Maureen accidentally kills an intruder by bopping him on the head with a religious gewgaw, son Jimmy, Cork's most feared hard man has some cleaning up to do. In places this reads like a darker Roddy Doyle -some wonderfully drawn characters and dialogue that crackles. Bleak but with a tiny glimmer of hope at the very end. Highly recommended.

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TrishB
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Bailedbailed

Gave it 50 pages. Funny and sexy some of the reviews say. Nope and nope. No characters I cared anything for. Not connecting at all.
Moving on!

readingjedi I didn't like this either 😐 2y
minkyb Adios! 2y
Leftcoastzen Wow sad , oh well , on to better books 2y
TrishB @Adiosas @Leftcoastzen some books are not for everyone!! 2y
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TrishB
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#currentlyreading
Mad rush for work today - this was literally off the top of the pile. Don't remember buying or why!

Leftcoastzen Shortlisted for Baileys maybe why? And other awards 2y
TrishB @Leftcoastzen probably! I just don't even remember buying it! 2y
Abailliekaras It's great, enjoy! 😊 2y
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Abailliekaras Ps it won the Baileys. 2y
TrishB @Abailliekaras some books are not for everyone! I just couldn't get into it 😔 2y
Abailliekaras That's true! I'm finding that with one at the moment from last year's booker Shortlist. 😬 2y
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RealBooks4ever
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Just picked this up at Powell's. I love stories set in Ireland! 💜

Nat_Reads I love Powell's ❤️👏⭐️📚 3y
RealBooks4ever @Nat_Reads I like hanging out at the Hawthorne branch 💜 3y
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haileybean
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I've tried to read on in this book, but I keep coming back to this line.

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Quippe
Pickpick

Lisa McInerney's multi-award winning debut novel is a smart, intricately plotted novel that marries a black comedy crime caper with a coming of age story while also commenting on the state of Ireland, written in a crackling voice that makes excellent use of Irish slang to add authenticity and which kept me engaged from beginning to end.

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readingjedi

Struggling with one at 16% ...

I appreciate it's well written like I appreciate Ryan Reynolds is good looking. But I don't fancy him.

I think it's because the writing is good in a "and I know it" kind of way. I'm finding it a little tedious slash irritating slash dare I say smug?

Want to like it ... will plough on yet.

mklong I listened to the audio and really liked this one. Maybe that would help? No judgement if you decide to bail anyway. Life would be really boring if we all liked the same things! 3y
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AnneCecilie
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This feels a bit like cheating, but the second I put this down I wanted to know more about Ryan and Maureen. I just learned that the sequel is out in the U.K. Now I just have to wait for it to cross the ocean so I can find it in a bookstore near me. Then I will probably drop everything to read it too 😀 #dropeverythingandread #sequelplease #aprilbookshowers

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BookishFeminist
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#SelfCareSaturday with spicy Thai chicken and mushroom lemongrass soup, Thai iced tea, and my book. Perfect way to take a timeout and relax. 🍜🍹📖

DragonSadhana Mmmmm!!!! 🍲 3y
Alicia That soup looks delicious!! 3y
Merethebookgal Thai tea yummmmm 😋 3y
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flip58 Nom, nom 3y
BooksForEmpathy Amazingness. Nice food choice! Wishing you so much relaxation! 3y
Sungirl79 Thai tea is sooo good! 3y
Tamra Tom Yum is my favorite soup. 👍🏾👍🏾 3y
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BookishFeminist
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#TGIF. Kicking back with my book and a cocktail since it's been a week. Stressful weeks call for painkillers of the blood orange variety. (Pineapple juice + blood orange juice + cream of coconut + dark spiced rum if you're curious) 🍹 #booksnbooze

This book is SO GOOD. I'm really hooked. The characters are intriguing, and McInerney has a unique writing voice, particularly for a debut novel. ☘️

Cinfhen Your drink sounds like all kinds of wonderful 🍹cheers to a new week💕 3y
BookishFeminist @Cinfhen It's really delicious & super easy to make. Cheers! 🍹😀 3y
Zelma Yum!!! I may break open some wine tomorrow. I went straight for chocolate ice cream tonight in order to drown my stress. 3y
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BookishFeminist @Zelma That was me last night 😂 Crack open that wine, you deserve it! (edited) 3y
LeahBergen Wine for me tonight. Cheers! 🍷 3y
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen You're missing out. 😉 Booze is booze though, so cheers! 🍹🍷 3y
CouronneDhiver I'm with you, @LeahBergen ... but your cocktail looks great too @BookishFeminist 3y
Megabooks Cheers! 🍹 3y
DGRachel My parents had a blood orange tree in FL. I miss that tree. ❤️blood oranges (and rum...your drink sounds divine) 3y
shelf-improvement Blood orange and rum is a great combo 3y
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BookishFeminist
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Joining the #Litsomnia party tonight, so I'm starting a new book and snuggling with my little leprechaun. I've had this book on my shelf for entirely too long now, so now it's time to dust it off and read an Irish author for St. Patrick's Day. 🍀

Cinfhen Pretty picture 💚 3y
Sace Darling leprechaun! 💚 3y
quirkyreader This is a good story. 3y
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Onioons Such a great read! 3y
TheLondonBookworm 🍀💚☘️💚🍀💚☘️ 3y
Gina Awww love the hat 3y
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Shazzer
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Set in my home city of Cork. All of the characters are messed up one way or the other and find themselves in situations u wouldnt wise on anyone. I wouldn't say that I found myself liking anybody but I needed to know what happened to everyone. I read this over two days. Once I started I needed to finish.

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AnneCecilie
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My books for the 🌈 📚 #17rainbowbooks

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! This literary fiction work is the winner of the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize, this story follows the lives of 5 underworld misfits in Ireland. Ryan's a 15-year-old drug dealer obsessed with his unhinged neighbor. Georgie's a prostitute who feigns religious conversion with dire consequences. Accidental murderer, Maureen, returns to Cork after a 40 year exile to find her son, Jimmy, is kingpin. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

quirkyreader This was a great story. 3y
RealBooks4ever On my wish list! 🤓 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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LauraLatarche
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One of those occasions where none of the characters are overly likeable, but got completely absorbed and found myself rooting for them.

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mklong
Glorious Heresies | Lisa McInerney
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This one won't be for everyone as it is pretty relentlessly bleak, but I loved it. As Irvine Welsh did with Edinburgh, it shows the dark side of a beautiful city, in this case, Cork. The part of town that the tourists don't see, where people are struggling and and caught in cycles of poverty, crime, and violence that they, with good reason, see no way out of. As gritty as it is, like any good Irish tale, it isn't without humor.

saresmoore Relentlessly bleak and Irish? Sounds great! 3y
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readwritecoffee
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First read of 2017

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Snakes6atx
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It's close to 80 degrees today in Texas - good reading on the porch weather! ☀

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Redheadrambles
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It is fair to say I admired this #baileysprize winner - but didn't completely enjoy it.
This is in no way a critique of the marvellous writing but more a product of the fact the story depressed me. It must be a good writer who can make me laugh out loud and yet still make me feel absolutely wrung-out and desolate at where the story went and what we went through to get there.

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Ericareads44
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Mimi28
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Election night. Bleck. Went to dr she said I shouldn't even let my pets sleep in my room. "They are dirty creatures" She has been saying this for about 7 years now, and I obviously haven't listened. She did put me on antibiotics for my cough that is now bronchitis. Here's Ozzie kneading on my pillow on my messy bed next to my very messy bookshelf ??I can't focus on anything. Probably shouldn't have had caffeine. Has anyone read this book? ??❤️

BookishMarginalia No. I'm having a breakdown over election... 3y
Mimi28 @BookishMarginalia That really sucks that you can't vote federally in PR! They are seriously going to have to increase my meds if Trump wins. This is extremely stressful 3y
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BookishMarginalia I feel my human rights eroding as we speak... 3y
Mimi28 Is HE winning???!!! I am not even watching. This must be a cruel joke. 3y
Mimi28 @BookishMarginalia is HE winning? I can't watch. This must be a horrible dream. 3y
BookishMarginalia @mimi28 it just looks not that great right now. And the senate is a freaking toss up. I honestly wish I could just pass out. 3y
BookishFeminist He is. It do not fret!! Politics & law wonk speaking & there are SO MANY PLACES that polled in her favor that haven't been called yet. I've got maps & stats out and everything. Stay strong!! Hope it not lost! 💙✊🏼 @Mimi28 @BookishMarginalia 3y
8little_paws Cute kitty! My cats sleep in my room all the time. 3y
Mimi28 @BookishFeminist I sure hope so. I'll try to stay strong 💪 thanks ❤️ 3y
Mimi28 @BookishMarginalia hang in there! 3y
Mimi28 @8little_paws Thanks! My dr claims almost every illness I have is related to the cats, lol I admit I do have a lot of sinus and allergy issues, but still -- they are my buddies 😻😻 3y
LauraBeth There's my boy 😻 3y
Mimi28 @LauraBeth I posted him just for you! 3y
LauraBeth 💞💞 3y
AprilMae Does your kitten have mittens?!?!?!!! (As I always say when I ask if they have extra toes lol) 3y
Mimi28 @AprilMaesBookHabit Yes! He has 6 toes on his front paws. When I went to pick him up his brother had 7 toes on both the front and back paws but I didn't take his brother 🏡 home 3y
Mimi28 @AprilMaesBookHabit look back at my post about the Martian last night. That toe claw/thumb was getting him in big trouble lol 3y
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NikkiA
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Such fantastic writing and just LOOK at that cover 😍

charl08 A great read. Apparently she has a blog where some of the characters' stories started out. I haven't got there yet! 3y
Reviewsbylola That cover is amazing. 3y
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NikkiA
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Not a bad spot for a bit of reading...

stargazerblue49 Jealousss! I could use a read by the pool! ☀️☀️☀️ 3y
Onioons And not a bad book either 😊 3y
MyNamesParadise Whoa where is that?!? Awesome!!! 3y
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NikkiA @MyNamesParadise It's in the Hunter Valley in Australia :) We come over here for conference every year but this is the first year we've ever had free time to actually enjoy the area. It's been amazing ☀️🍸🕶 3y
MyNamesParadise @NikkiA I'm in the US but I've always wanted to come to Australia!! I just want to dump everything and be there! It seems so amazing 😍😍 3y
NikkiA @MyNamesParadise It is really lovely & the weather's amazing but I'm constantly worried that some deadly animal is going to murder me. New Zealand's much safer 😊 3y
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NikkiA
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Out of town for important work conference. So obviously I'm taking this opportunity to catch up on a spot of light reading...

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BostonBookAddict
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Needed to kill an hour or so after work before meeting up with friends so this seems to work! A bar attached to open space equals quiet space for diving into a new book and grabbing a drink. Weather is miserable so making myself avoid home :-(

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BraveNewBooks
Glorious Heresies | Lisa McInerney
Mehso-so

Started off tremendously promising. I love slice-of-life fiction, I love Ireland, and I appreciate fiction that focuses on the stories of the sex workers and drug dealers who are often overlooked.

But at the end of the day, there just wasn't enough (any?) real happiness there. Without that foil, everything just seemed grey and tired, and even misery began to seem boring.

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Wildmoonchild
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Currently trying to start reading The Glorious Heresies but can't really seem to get into it. The writing and format is clunky for me and the narrative looks pretty disconnected. Hmm maybe it's because I'm in the middle of mini reading slump. Oh well, taking a break and listening to my favorite podcast ever "All the Books" by @Liberty and @rebeccaschinsky Raise your hand if you're a big fan too ✋?

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symonebooks
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Mehso-so

The main strength of this novel was the writing. Also really liked the Irish dialect used throughout. It made the book feel more atmospheric. Overall, it was just okay for me. None of the characters were very notable and I thought the book could have been shorter since it dragged in spots.

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MrsCappuccina
Glorious Heresies | Lisa McInerney
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Wooopwooop. Guess what i bought today 😁😁😁

Lola Wow! It is currently $13.99 in the U.S.! 3y
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LuLeeBelle
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Yay! I'm a winner!!

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KiskyLuella
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Pickpick

McInerney is masterful in the way she weaves the lives of her characters together. With each new connection and relationship, I was pulled in deeper. I love complicated, dirty stories and this certainly fit the bill. I do wish she had been a bit more consistent with her use of dialect though.

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TNbooklover66
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#tbrtuesday Ebook edition. Looking forward to all of these!

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Aluciddream
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Love it so far

pppooraikul Felt like a slap on the face! 3y
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