About the Book:
Lagan Love is a story that has been with me for many years – since I used to spend hazy nights in Dublin. It lingered as the world changed. I wanted to remember some of what was – and the people who cherished it. After I left Dublin, the story stayed with me like a vague yearning while I was busy doing all that fathers have to do, pecking away at a draft as time passed. When I finally packed my sons off to University, and lost a job I had grown to hate, I knew it was time to sit down and try to tell this story properly. It is a story of all that we give for our dreams and how, sometimes, that price is more than we can bear.
This is a book written with the heart of a poet. An Irish poet at that. An Irish poet who has spent a lot of time in the pubs of Ireland. It’s a tale of love; love for one’s country and its history and the love that can go so horribly wrong between two people.
I had a hard time in the beginning as it took some getting used to the rhythm of the book. It certainly picked up as the author wove the stories of times past. It’s a real tale of living life in a time of heavy handed government suppression and prejudice.
The book is gritty and real as is the history of Ireland itself. The descriptions of Dublin life brought the city alive for me. The feelings of loss and confusion within the relationships were real and affecting.
Lagan Love is available at Amazon.com
Disclosure: I received a copy of Lagan Love gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.
Book #Review: Lagan Love by Peter Murphy
About the Book: