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Old 29-09-2019, 07:17 PM
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Exclamation Catherine Kirwan's Darkest Truth (thriller set in Cork)

Doesn't she mean west here, not east?

She reaches Patrick's Bridge. At the pedestrian light, she almost looks north, towards MacCurtain Street and the Everyman Theatre. She looks east instead, toward her destination. As soon as the road is clear, she makes for the other side. One more crossing, she thinks, and I'm there. She speeds up, then slows again, recalling that she'll have to pass the Opera House. Don't think, she says aloud. As the glassy bulk of it looms into view, she registers that the place is dark tonight. For a second, she's glad.

This sort of thing puts me off stuff. If she's getting the directions of major landmarks wrong at the beginning of the book, what else will she get wrong? Also, she calls runners trainers.

Anyone else read it? Is it worth a read?
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Old 29-09-2019, 07:56 PM
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Doesn't she mean west here, not east?

She reaches Patrick's Bridge. At the pedestrian light, she almost looks north, towards MacCurtain Street and the Everyman Theatre. She looks east instead, toward her destination. As soon as the road is clear, she makes for the other side. One more crossing, she thinks, and I'm there. She speeds up, then slows again, recalling that she'll have to pass the Opera House. Don't think, she says aloud. As the glassy bulk of it looms into view, she registers that the place is dark tonight. For a second, she's glad.

This sort of thing puts me off stuff. If she's getting the directions of major landmarks wrong at the beginning of the book, what else will she get wrong? Also, she calls runners trainers.

Anyone else read it? Is it worth a read?
Even a non cork based authoress writing stories set in cork could use google fucking maps to check routes and directions etc.

Plus the opera house is not a glassy hulk
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Old 29-09-2019, 09:14 PM
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Old 29-09-2019, 09:15 PM
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Even a non cork based authoress writing stories set in cork could use google fucking maps to check routes and directions etc.

Plus the opera house is not a glassy hulk
Bulk, you idiot.
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Old 29-09-2019, 09:17 PM
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Doesn't she mean west here, not east?

She reaches Patrick's Bridge. At the pedestrian light, she almost looks north, towards MacCurtain Street and the Everyman Theatre. She looks east instead, toward her destination. As soon as the road is clear, she makes for the other side. One more crossing, she thinks, and I'm there. She speeds up, then slows again, recalling that she'll have to pass the Opera House. Don't think, she says aloud. As the glassy bulk of it looms into view, she registers that the place is dark tonight. For a second, she's glad.

This sort of thing puts me off stuff. If she's getting the directions of major landmarks wrong at the beginning of the book, what else will she get wrong? Also, she calls runners trainers.

Anyone else read it? Is it worth a read?
Haven't read it, but know a few people who have and the general consensus is that it is enjoyable without being amazing. Maeve Binchy- ish apparently.
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Old 29-09-2019, 09:22 PM
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Do you live on here now, Dan? Has there been a mind upload?
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Haven't read it, but know a few people who have and the general consensus is that it is enjoyable without being amazing. Maeve Binchy- ish apparently.
It reads pretty well, in fairness, and there's an argument to be made that the character's destination in that paragraph I posted was ultimately east.

But there are some annoyingly unIrish things in the narrative and dialogue. Junior cert results are referred to as grades by an Irishman in his sixties. And, of course, the trainers business I mentioned.

If you're going Irish, go Irish. Don't try to make it international.
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Awful thread.
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Awful thread.
Every time I log on, I see you're the last person to post.

What's happening, dude?
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