Love and Sleep: A Romance

  • Title: Love and Sleep: A Romance
  • Author: SeanO'Reilly
  • ISBN: 9780786712359
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love and Sleep A Romance Sean O Reilly s debut novel is a journey into the dark and uncomfortable psyche of Niall a young man on the run from the past and denying himself a future In the nineties soon after the first IRA ce
    Sean O Reilly s debut novel is a journey into the dark and uncomfortable psyche of Niall, a young man on the run from the past and denying himself a future In the nineties, soon after the first IRA cease fire has ended, Niall returns to the damaged city of his youth after years of wandering around Europe from city to city and woman to woman His family has fractured, andSean O Reilly s debut novel is a journey into the dark and uncomfortable psyche of Niall, a young man on the run from the past and denying himself a future In the nineties, soon after the first IRA cease fire has ended, Niall returns to the damaged city of his youth after years of wandering around Europe from city to city and woman to woman His family has fractured, and Niall s failure to show up at his father s funeral has encouraged a bitter response Just as his memories, fears, and desires threaten to consume him, Niall enters into a dangerous relationship with Lorna, a committed socialist with a dark side of her own Love and Sleep introduces a new and strikingly original voice in post Troubles Irish fiction.

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    1. Where do I even begin? I couldn't finish this. I couldn't even "get into it". To call it a romance is to call a match a fire. I know some people (John Green) say that you don't have to like a main character to love a book, but I do think you need to relate to them on even some small level. I could neither like nor relate to Niall. He makes nonsense ramblings, and thinks terrible things of people while doing terrible things to them. Because Niall's point of view is so warped, I find myself not kn [...]

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    2. well, i wouldn't call it a romance. I wanted to like the main protagonist but why write about a city you hate, why be with someone you find repulsive?.Niall is not a lover, hes not a revolutionary, hes worse than a tramp. My favourite character in this book would have to be Sunshine. The one relief. What i find extraordinary is how O'Reilly has written. Story told in first person by Niall but hes appalling yet i love lorna even though be never for a moment stops painting an awful picture of her. [...]

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    3. This is a book full of despair and self destruction. On the one hand, it is understandable as the author was born in Derry in 1969 and grew up in the heart of "the Troubles". It is also full of desperate sex which I attribute to the fact he wrote this novel in his early 30's. However I still give it a 3 because in some way it does convey the dark place that Derry was in the late 90's when it is set. I was in Derry in 2009; it is a tiny city. It is hard to believe the ferocity of the conflict the [...]

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