An Evening of Long Goodbyes

An Evening of Long Goodbyes

Book - 2004
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An Irish novel that tells the story of Dubliner Charles Hythloday and the heroic squandering of the family inheritance.

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2004, c2003
Description: 460 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780141009933
0141009934
Branch Call Number: Murr

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

First book. A "Bertie Wooster" type character. A comedy. Much too long.

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halgeon
Dec 20, 2011

I read this after I had read 'Skippy Dies' (which I loved), so had high expectations. It was a fair book, but I wasn't really sure of the motivation of the characters -- especially Charles and Bel. I would have liked a bit more background on their history as children and their relationship with their father especially.

wwgg Jun 22, 2011

Like "Parrot and Olivier in America" or "Don Quixote" this is a poignant story of lost culture, this time to the "Celtic Tiger" of Ireland in the 1990s. Charles is a sweetie - and unfortunately even his friend Frank hasn't got what it takes to stand up to the changes...

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