Category Archives: Sebastian Barry

Final Thoughts on Sebastian Barry’s On Canaan’s Side (by Jill)

  Nothing annoys me more than having a book ruined by the length of time it takes me to finish it. By rights I should have loved On Canaan’s Side. I’ve loved every other book of Sebastian Barry’s that I’ve … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on Sebastian Barry’s On Canaan’s Side (by Jill)

  When I started reading On Canaan’s Side a few days ago it was like slipping into a warm bed. I don’t know if that make a ton of sense, but I felt like trying to sound poetical, since Barry’s … Continue reading

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Review of Sebastian Barry’s The Temporary Gentleman (by Jill)

Remember the McNulty family of County Sligo? I bet you thought it couldn’t get worse than Poor Eneas McNulty being banished from his homeland by an IRA death sentence, or Poor Roseanne McNulty (neé Clear) from The Secret Scripture being kept … Continue reading

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A Brief Review of Sebastian Barry’s Annie Dunne (by Jill)

This is another of my boss’s books that she has given to me to read.  I’ve only had this one sitting around my house for about two and a half years.  Recently I gave her back a book she loaned … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Sebastian Barry’s The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

In Part Three Eneas finally gets some good news.  He returns to England and visits the War Office, where he learns that his pension has been collecting while he was in Nigeria.  He is a rich man with twelve hundred … Continue reading

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The part of the book in which it becomes clear why it has the name it has: progress report on Sebastian Barry’s The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

When last we spoke, Eneas McNulty had run from Ireland under pain of death from the IRA militants in his hometown of Sligo.  Part Two details what he does after he leaves.  I feel like Barry takes some liberties with … Continue reading

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A brief Irish history lesson and a progress-report on Sebastian Barry’s The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

I read another of Barry’s novels back when PfP was in its infancy.  I reread my post recently and I said that we would be seeing lots of Sebastian Barry on the blog.  And now I’m finally getting back to … Continue reading

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