Lidia Alina Nicolae Alina Nicolae từ Rose Hill, NC 28458, Hoa Kỳ
Really eerie, chilling, and sometimes downright disturbing, but also an enthralling story. Landscapes seem to always play important roles in Proulux's books, and I really appreciate that. This book made me think about Eastern Canada as some bewitching northern land, where the rules of nature aren't quite the same and where people can undergoe radical transformations. Thanks to my roommate Madelyn for recommending it! (And whoa, we happened to be in a bookstore in Toronto when I bought it. That just occurred to me.)
Malachy McCourt's attempt to profit from his brother's fame. Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis (and most recently Teacher Man), captured the hard-knock world of growing up in an impoverished Irish family, of making it to America - somewhat successfully. His brother Malachy abuses the McCourt name to tell 'bar stories'. He constantly dropped names of minor celebrities - people he had had a drink with. I got bored of the whole thing after a few chapters. I kept waiting for the 'good parts', but unfortunately, there weren't any.
So I actually ended up really liking this eerie Gothic tale. It was a bit of a drag in the beginning and took me a little while to actually get into the book but once I started I was glad I did because I actually enjoyed being taken into this town that has a whole underground system. It's a good story and I was happy to be reading something different that doesn't have a bunch of books that lead to a never ending story.