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Literati has ratings and 37 reviews. Gift said: Ein ziemlich komplexes, originelles, spannendes aber auch oft frustrierendes Buch!Nach den ersten 1. p. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con sobrecubierta ilustrada. McCrea, Barry Traducción de Luis Nacenta. Traducción de: The first verse . Literati: Barry McCrea, Luis Nacenta: Books –

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Their nightly meetings are like supernatural seances that last until dawn, fueled by the ritual, repetitive chanting of book passages and the drinking of large quantities of Southern Comfort. The premise of the novel is a cult of people who “read” books. No trivia or quizzes yet. I read a short story by McCrea that was based on this novel and I enjoyed it, but this book is kind of a mess. Allerdings, wie viele anderen war auch ich mit dem Schluss total unzufrieden.

The First Verse

He also loses touch with his family, lets a promising new relationship fall by the wayside, insults his friends, and founders in school. May 15, Kathleen rated it liked it. So now, I am thinking I like my own version better. May 19, Michelle Hall rated it liked it.

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The First Verse by Barry McCrea

Product details Hardcover Publisher: The rough and ready Dublin scene heralds the awakening of him as a sexual being, an Niall is a young Dublin student who has got a place on a scholarship to the prestigious Trinity College. Mar 29, Liz rated it it was amazing. Ja, Dublin als Handlungsort ist spannend. Niall is as self-absorbed and hapless as TSH’s Richard Papen at times, as erudite, and as pitiable, but, just as often, as plausible.


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Alison rated it liked it Oct 30, Trivia About The First Verse. He received a Ph. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So no This is a good novel, frightening in the real sense of the term inasmuch as the hero takes you along with him from sublimination, to obsession to insanity.

Share your thoughts with other customers. To ask other readers questions about Literatiplease sign up. I can’t believe he was able to get blurbs from Colm Toibin and Edmund White. You end up feeling as overwhelmed as the main character as you read it – fascinating.

Sep 02, Isabelle rated it liked it. Was so into this book, and the book just stopped. Dublin youth Niall Lenihan is a college freshman, closeted and adjusting to the freedom of being away from home for the first time. Refresh and try again.

I guess it pays to be an Ivy League faculty member. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It ends a bit abruptly. There were a few passages that made me want to junk the book, but it’s such an enjoyable read in its essence that I couldn’t convince ,ccrea to put it down.

He has always been gay, as far as he knows, and has suffered unrequited love for a straight friend.

They use random passages from books and strange rituals to answer important questions, predict the future, and try to connect to a larger, more mystical organization. The second part of the book is set in Paris, where Niall seeks John and Sarah, at first, and then avoids them, and leads a strange and haunted nocturnal life.


An intricately interesting read. La aventura comienza mccrfa un juego inofensivo que se transforma en una locura, en la que nuestro protagonista se desliz 4.

It was really rather sad, how he closed out the book. The Dublin portrayed by Barry McCrea is a vibrant, moving city that stands up well. He grew up in Dalkey, Co. Literati by Barry McCrea. Anyone who can relate to the idea of being seduced by the written word will love this book and the believable, flesh-and-blood protagonist at its heart will have the reader rooting for him until the bargy last page. A college student who has a mini mental breakdown?

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. There was no real ending. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Great concept but I, like other reviewers, found the ending abrupt and tacked on – interesting but somehow unsatisfying.

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McCrea did a beautiful job of entwining all the little pieces of the story together, to really grasp a ‘bigger picture’. The book is a breath of fresh air, despite all of the claustrophobic chanting and studying the characters wallow in. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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