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Colm Tóibín

3.68 of 5 Votes: 5
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Nora Webster (2014)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A lovely, gentle book that's all about character, not action. In fact, I was halfway through it and thinking, "What's the point of this book, anyway?" when I realized the point was to show the personal growth and recovery of this young widow. There are some real gems here, such a...
The Testament of Mary (2012)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Zainteresirao me naslov knjige, koji je kod nas preveden kao "Evanđelje po Mariji". A sad, dok sam knjigu pročitala (još neki dan, ali nisam stigla napisati), ne znam, zapravo, što reći. Na trenutke sam bila razočarana, onda sam joj (Mariji, ne piscu) povlađivala, onda me je sve ...
New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families (2012)
3.38 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: As a writer this book horrified me and made me laugh out loud. It also made me wonder about which relatives I might have left out of my own books and why! There's a very good chapter on the literary uses of aunts in both Jane Austen and Henry James. Made me think I should use the...
Brooklyn (2009)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Colm Toibin is a genius, and Brooklyn is yet another shining example of his prose that is felt more than just read. The story is completely simplistic in plot, but Eilis Lacey's voice completely takes over the story and draws you in. What starts out as your typical Irish immigran...
The Empty Family (2010)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: If the stories in this collection have one thing in common, it is solitude. Many on the protagonists are alone, perhaps they were once in a relationship, perhaps they just prefer it that way, yet there is an air of melancholy that seems to pervade each story.Many of the stories f...
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