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The Thing about December mobi ì Hardcover Ä ‘He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand uiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn’t hear them talking Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him He heard the fondness in Daddy’s voice But you’d have fondness for an auld eejit of a cBreathes with his grief bewilderment humour and agonizing self doubt This is a heart twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he isDonal Ryan’s award winning debut The Spinning Heart garnered unprecedented acclaim and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generatio Sometimes difficult to read because of all the Irish phrasing But worth perseveringIt seemed to me this is the new Irish type of stream of conciousness With interpunction this timeIt's about the life of a young man About his doubts feelings and thoughts based on his protected Catholic upbringing Superbly told

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E the Celtic Tiger rages and greed becomes the norm Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world Village bullies and scheming land grabbers stand in his way no matter where he turns Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life The Thing About December 35 A rather short little book that contains much Johnny has lost both his parents in a short period of timeHe is ill euipped to handle life on his own and he spends much time pondering this defect He tries so hard to hang on to the past remembering times with his dad He is bullied relentlessly and though he receives some kindness he is mostly now alone People try to toke advantage of his slowness by trying to trick him out of his landSet in Ireland during the time of the Celtic Tiger this is a very well written and gritty novel Much of it is grim but it is hard not to take to and feel sorry for Johnnie In many ways he is such an innocent The book chapters AR months the months since he was left alone This is his story and though in his internal dialogue he often laments that he understands so little in fact I think he has the measure of some of the undesirable characters found in the story A novel about changing times and the effort of on young man who has a very hard time keeping up with the changesARC from NetGalley

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The Thing about December‘He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand uiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn’t hear them talking Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him He heard the fondness in Daddy’s voice But you’d have fondness for an auld eejit of a crossbred pup that should have been drowned at birth’Whil The book was just greatI did'nt know anything about the story or what to expect before i started reading it but it was a real treatThe story of Johnsey is really a tragic tale of lonelinessgreed and bullyingmanipulation but most of all about his terrible lonelinessBut there is an amazing humour in the telling of this taleAt times it was just absolutely hilarious and i had to put the book down as i couldnt read the page my arms were shaking so much from the laughterThe characters were all wonderful and their way of talking to each otherthe banter was just so funny it kept catching me by surprise and i would be away laughing again even when the poor guy was in hospital in a terrible stateWhere else would you get a book with a character called Mumbly DaveBehind all the humour and lovely interaction between the characters at times it is still behind it all a very tragic tale that will move peopleI hope other people will enjoy this book as much as i didIt may take a while to get into the local dialect but once you get that you wont look back and eventhough you will really feel for Johnsey you will also definitely laugh out loud at times