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Blood Dark Track

O'Neill, Joseph

106 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0307472957 / ISBN 13: 9780307472953
Editorial: Vintage. New York., 2001
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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NF/NF. First edition. Signed by author on title page. 338 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 15608

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Título: Blood Dark Track

Editorial: Vintage. New York.

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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"A superbly composed double-narrative....An extraordinary piece of detective work." -Esquire
"Essential reading....A fascinating exploration of the personal complexities and private intimacies that lie behind a crude word like 'terrorism.'" -The New York Review of Books

An extraordinary book. . . . As thrilling as a murder trial. . . . The progress of [O Neill s] investigations are imbued with all the darkening excitement of a novel by le Carre or Greene. Times Literary Supplement (London)
A gripping detective story, a thoughtful enquiry into nationalism, and a moving evocation of world war at the edges of its European theatre. The Economist (London)
Joseph O Neill s voice in this book is often intimate and engaging, like someone whispering fascinating secrets, but it is also at times a public voice, deeply involved with the silences and lies which have surrounded the past and distorted the present in both Turkey and Ireland. O Neill is a born story-teller with a sharp eye, a great style and a good wit. His sense of modern Ireland, with all its ghosts and contradictions, is superb. Colm Toibin
A stealthy, evidential enterprise, it stalks its material, considers, reassesses and chews over the theories. It is a big cat of a book. It creeps up on you, then pounces. And once it has you in its grip, it doesn t let go in a hurry. Evening Standard (London)
Every word in this riveting book is carefully freighted. Unlike many books which claim to trace a journey, Blood-Dark Track achieves its ambition, leaving teller and listener at the end with a haunting sense of having arrived somewhere new. The Times (London)
Painfully honest and lucid. . . . Joseph O Neill writes beautifully. The fascination of this book lies in watching him come to terms with the violence in his family s past. Daily Mail (London)
The book has certainly worked hard to earn the reconciliation it finally imagines. It is too honest to get what it hopes for; too uncertain to know for sure what it is that has to be reconciled or forgiven. In its very unease, it is a remarkable book. Irish Times (Ireland)
The story [O Neill] tells here yields much evidence of [his] quickness of mind, analytical skill, contemplative ability and sheer endurance. But the book s greatest triumph is the delicate, sympathetic peeling back of layer after layer of two families before and after they overlap. Observer (London)
This is a beautifully written and complicated book, in which difficult perceptions are expressed with forensic honesty. Its author finds that he cannot quite define his elusive grandfathers, and their moralities; but he has certainly comer closer to defining himself, and his. Sunday Telegraph (London)
The premise for this book is a simple and utterly compelling one; a commonality that brings two heterogenous places and cultures and lives together. The fruit of those parallel journeys is a remarkable book, almost novelistic in form and in style. [O Neill] is a born writer . . . with a gorgeous sense of history and emotion and timbre. Sunday Tribune (Ireland)
[O Neill s] thoroughness and energy are phenomenal. London Review of Books

[O Neill] uncovers fascinating parallels between the two men, illuminating the ways in which individual lives mesh with history. Sunday Times (London)
A moving account, judiciously mixing familial feelings with historical research to powerful effect. New Statesman (London)"

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