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5 thoughts on “Cal By Bernard MacLaverty

  1. says:

    Cal is a hard hitting, compassionate story about a young Catholic man caught up in the sectarian strife of Northern Irelan

  2. says:

    A bleak portrait of a young Catholic man Cal living with his father in a Protestant Housing Development in North

  3. says:

    This is a brilliantly constructed story set in the recent history of the Troubles that have beset the Irish peoples Everyone is real as is the action Cal s struggles are painful to read and the ending of this book, is abrupt and yet one of the most dramatic of any book I have read The dilemmas and hardships Cal has to endure are tenderly expressed as he struggles to find his way in a country riven by sectarian violence and relig

  4. says:

    As the son of Irish Immigrants, I felt the sadness and frustration of Cal as he tries to make something of his life despite

  5. says:

    Interesting personal view of the difficult life for a young man during this time in history in Ireland Ends like there sh

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REVIEW Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Bernard MacLaverty

Cal By Bernard MacLaverty

Set in the Northern Ireland of the 1980 s Cal tells the story of a young Catholic man living in a Protestant area For Cal some choices are devastating. Cal is a hard hitting compassionate story about a young Catholic man caught up in the sectarian strife of Northern Ireland in the 1970s It s a good psychological study of 19 year old Cal whose nauseous reaction to a brief stint working at an abattoir mirrors his increasing repulsion at the help he gives the Irish Republican Army with some of its terrorist operations Cal regrets his participation but is hemmed in by the intimidation of colleagues who keep dragging him back into the fight Alert plot points aheadCal and his father have experienced ongoing harassment as the only two Catholics living in their neighborhood and they are eventually bombed out of their home Bereft of his few possessions and alienated from his mates Cal finds work in the country and embarks on an obsessive affair with a young widow whose husband he helped to kill The affair with the lonely widow further plays on Cal s guilt so that when the final climax is reached well you ll find out I was moved by Cal s dilemma MacLaverty is good at conveying the poverty and desperation of his circumstances Cal lost his mother as a child He and his da are barely scraping by He hasn t felt safe at night or had a good night s sleep in years because of all the threats and violence in his neighborhood At 19 he s a seriously burned out kid I was troubled by his stalking of the widow Men finding expiation for their misdeeds by having sex with the women they ve victimized and calling it love has become a common trope of a lot of tough guy writing Chuck Hogan sPrince of Thieves A Novel made into the Ben Affleck film The Town comes to mind It is apparently a common male fantasy As a woman reading yet another story like this I could only roll my eyesMacLaverty is a masterful short story writer I recommendWalking the Dog And Other StoriesandMatters of Life and Death Stories

REVIEW Cal By Bernard MacLaverty

Ly simple he can work in an abattoir that nauseates him or join the dole ueue he can brood on his past or plan a future with Marcella Springing out of. A bleak portrait of a young Catholic man Cal living with his father in a Protestant Housing Development in Northern Ireland Cal s life is one of poverty living on the dole and going nowhere fast Cal is involved on the fringes of the IRA but an act of violence wants him away from the conflictWell written but short novel of the conflict how the ties that bind you to an area people are difficult near impossible to walk away from A short novel that ends abruptly but is confronting Well worth a look at for this period in Ireland s troubled history

REVIEW Ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Bernard MacLaverty

The fear and violence of Ulster Cal is a haunting love story that unfolds in a land where tenderness and innocence can only flicker briefly in the da. This is a brilliantly constructed story set in the recent history of the Troubles that have beset the Irish peoples Everyone is real as is the action Cal s struggles are painful to read and the ending of this book is abrupt and yet one of the most dramatic of any book I have read The dilemmas and hardships Cal has to endure are tenderly expressed as he struggles to find his way in a country riven by sectarian violence and religious intolerance Great read

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  • Cal By Bernard MacLaverty
  • Bernard MacLaverty
  • Ingl├ęs
  • 11 April 2017
  • 9780099767114