City of Bohane

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award. Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that the city really lives. For years, the city has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the ...

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Robert H

Mar 12, 2021

Laugh out loud serious

Highly recommended.
This one is worth reading for the language(s) alone. The Irish slang (traditional combined with neologisms for this futuristic romp) enhances this read.
Tangled plot, indelible characters and near musical language make this a modern masterpiece.
Slow down and savor some great sentences - whatever the language.

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