2016/08/15

BOOK REVIEW:
THE GLORIOUS HERESIES BY LISA MCINERNEY

Title: The Glorious Heresies
Author: Lisa McInerney
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 384
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
Set in Ireland, a messy murder affects the lives of five misfits.


Review:
First of all, I think this is a good book. I think it's well written and I think a lot of people would like it. However, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I brought this book with me on vacation, but didn't feel inclined to pick it up, so I didn't even manage to finish it in the two weeks I was away. I can't help but blame some of that on the book, but I'm not sure I can put my finger precisely on what it was.

There are many things I enjoyed about this though. It's dark and brutal, and deals with both likeable and unlikeable characters, both of which I enjoyed reading about. Not all the characters spoke to me fully, but all of them have something interesting to them. The story felt realistic, it ties together beautifully and it's an interesting commentary on the society it's set in.

Like I said, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just wasn't completely pulled in. It was good, but it didn't move me and therefore didn't really feel that amazing. I do think a lot of people would like it though, and if you're intrigued by the synopsis, I would give it a go.
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