Posts tagged Northern Ireland

Mysterious Book Report No. 309 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report The Trust

The Trust by Ronald H. Balson St. Martin’s Press, $26.99, 356 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-12744-0 The Troubles, as the conflict in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, 80s and 90s became known, has long been an area of interest for the MBR. The sectarian violence there pitted Protestant Unionists—those in favor of remaining in the British Commonwealth—against […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Final Silence

The Final Silence by Stuart Neville Soho Press, Inc., $26.95, 340 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-548-9 If you think about it, all of us have two faces. The first is the one we show to the world and the second is our private self—the inner person—the person we truly are, where our secret interests lie. Usually they’re […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 56 –...

Mysterious Book Report Borderlands

Borderlands by Brian McGilloway Thomas Dunne Books, 2008, $23.95, 227 pages, ISBN 978-0-312-38406-7 This week’s MBR number 56 concerns people impacted by their chosen governments in a different way.  The novel is titled Borderlands.  It’s the debut novel of Brian McGilloway who teaches in Derry, Northern Ireland and lives in a small town in the […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 41 –...

Mysterious Book Report Stolen Souls

Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville SOHO Press, $25.00, 351 pages, ISBN 978-1-56947-983-4 Charles Dickens is perhaps the best-known, most loved and respected writer in the world, without exception.  He continues to speak volumes to all of us across the ages, through the voices of characters like Mr. Pickwick, David Copperfield, Scrooge  . . . whose […]