Thursday, 29 July 2010
If you bumped into Colm Toibin down a dark alleyway in the middle of the night, you would fear for your life assuming he was going to tear out your insides and devour your entrails. He looks a little like Brian Cox in the role of Hannibal but more menacing and if he were behind bars you would have no choice but to be his prison-bitch. But, as the saying goes, don't judge a book by it's cover and most certainly don't judge a book on the appearance of the author because Colm Toibin is the author of some of the most beautifully crafted literature of recent years. Brooklyn is his most recent offering and I'm not going to review the book for you, all I will say is that it is perfect in every single way, much like everything he has ever written. If you have not read Colm Toibin, READ HIM, before he kills you!
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