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ISBN:
2874271861
Author:
Patrick McCabe
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Paperview Ltd. (2005)
Pages:
178 pages
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1106 kb
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1969 kb
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1736 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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950


The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe. Set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s, it tells the story of Francis "Francie" Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses

The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe. Set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s, it tells the story of Francis "Francie" Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses. The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize.

Patrick McCabe (born 27 March 1955) is an Irish writer. Known for his mostly dark and violent novels set in contemporary-often small-town-Ireland, McCabe has been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which have been made into films. McCabe was born in Clones, County Monaghan. He resides in Clones with his wife artist Margot Quinn and two daughters, Katie and Ellen.

The Butcher Boy is such a book. It is precisely Mr McCabe’s ability to capture the warring states of Francie’s mind that elevates this book from the level of the absurd to that of art’. Grim and often blackly funny. it is impossible not to be drawn into Francie Brady’s world, but Christ knows you wouldn’t want him in your house. a shockingly intimate portrait of a mind out of kilter’.

Patrick Joseph McCabe was born on March 27 1955. When sung by Kenny Rogers they sounded great but when they were sung by us, with the rinky-dink piano, they were godawful

Patrick Joseph McCabe was born on March 27 1955. As would be portrayed, in a heightened form, in The Butcher Boy, home life in the McCabe household could be less than tranquil. His father, Bernard McCabe, originally from Belfast, had a drink problem and moved between jobs: quantity surveyor, stone mason, town clerk. When sung by Kenny Rogers they sounded great but when they were sung by us, with the rinky-dink piano, they were godawful. What interested McCabe most was the camaraderie of being on the road: "He was some character," remembers Hanrahan, "coming home at night he'd be rabitting away, talking about nothing but still you'd have to listen.

Ships from and sold by Everglades Bookstore. A beutifully written book with a lot of Irish idioms that I normally find distracting but in this case work very well indeed. Written from the viewpoint of a person who is very obviously off kilter mentally right from the beginning but still sees the world through that great sense of Irish humour. So, as the guy continues to go further and further off the tracks, the suspense is punctuated by bouts of really funny observations.

Читать онлайн The Butcher Boy. McCabe Patrick. The Butcher Boy. For the McCabes, Brian, Eugene, Mary, and Dympna. She gave me my dinner and says Francie if you ever have a sweetheart you'll tell her the truth and never let her down won't you?

Never even had the guts to ask her out straight till it was too late. Oh Camden Town's a great place Alo, we all know that.

The engine chugged into life. The car took the corner by the ash pit out onto the main road, and everything settled back into silent white. Da just stood there like he was in some kind of a trance. Never even had the guts to ask her out straight till it was too late. Camden Town's the place he met the only woman he ever laid a finger on. Took her to the altar because he was afraid to ask anyone else.

Patrick McCabe says it is a universal story and not particular to Ireland, and discloses his belief that it would be hard to find a publisher if he was writing it today. Presenter : James Naughtie Interviewed guest : Patrick McCabe Producer : Dymphna Flynn. October's Bookclub choice : Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg (1992).

The Butcher Boy скачать книгу бесплатно. Shortlisted for the 1992 booker prize winner of the irish times-aer lingus literature prize for fiction "brilliant, unique. Patrick McCabe pushes your head through the book and you come out the other end gasping, admiring, and knowing that reading fiction will never be the same again. It's the best Irish novel I've read in years. Roddy Doyle, Author, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha "STUNNING PART HUCK FINN, PART HOLDEN CAULFIELD, PART HANNIBAL LECTER.

The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by. .

The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe. The Butcher Boy is a darkly comic yet disturbing novel by Irish author Patrick McCabe. Entertaining vague thoughts of becoming a writer, he headed off for Dublin to study, enrolling at St. Patrick's Teacher Training College, and soon became immersed in Dublin's nascent hippy scene. Being a hippy in 70s Dublin involved consuming considerable amounts of hallucinogenic drugs!

  • Dddasuk
Well, this one certainly turns the old Bildungsroman genre on its head. We definitely get the coming-of-age story of the main character, Francie Brady, but it is characterized by a distinct lack of growth. Francie describes the stasis of his development. And his inability to cope with his world changing around him, as well as his nature, leads him down his macabre path.

McCabe writes well, using Francie's eye to evoke both the commonplace and the ghastly. His first person narrative is also remarkable in its ability to convincingly portray a delusional youth. The frame of the narrative, though, is pretty thin and the reader is left to wonder at the current state of the story-teller. Specifically, one wonders if Francie, in his older life, has come to understand or regret his actions.

One has to think the answer is no. As Francie tells his story, he seems to conceive of the disparity between his past dialogue with others and his concomitant inner monologue as evidence of his own cleverness, rather than as a fraying disguise. Of course, to the reader, this is a source of mounting tension.

This is an excellent book, deserving of the accolades it received. I'm not sure why I'm disinclined to give it five stars. It approaches perfection in its intent and execution. I'm afraid my reluctance may be just a matter of taste; I wasn't dazzled as I read it, even though I knew it to be stellar.
  • Malhala
A beutifully written book with a lot of Irish idioms that I normally find distracting but in this case work very well indeed. Written from the viewpoint of a person who is very obviously off kilter mentally right from the beginning but still sees the world through that great sense of Irish humour. So, as the guy continues to go further and further off the tracks, the suspense is punctuated by bouts of really funny observations. This is the first book by Mr. MCcabe that I have had the good fortune to read but it certainly won't be the last. Highest reccomendation!
  • Puchock
This is probably one of the most disturbing books I've read in a very long time. As noted, it is very much like a major accident that you don't want to look at because you know that you will see mangled bodies, etc., but you just have to look. So many times during the narrative, I just wanted to get the boy out of his misery and find him a decent home, but upon reading, he didn't want that either. Above all, I just wanted to smack some of the people around him and ask them just what they were thinking insofar as the way they treated Francie. It was probably their fault all along that things turned out the way they did. This, along without the proper mental care in place, led to horrific consequences.
  • Fog
Such powerful writing! I fell right into understanding Francie's innocence of mind. The horrible stigma of society inflicted against him from whence he came, the overpowering sad ugliness of his parents respective lives, and the palpable horror of the too often dysfunction found within the priesthood inflicted upon young boys. This book ' nearly did me in'. I do not recommend it for the faint of heart. I was knocked down feeling horrific pain for the children who suffer such terrors at the hands of others.
  • Zavevidi
Love this book. A bit dark and creepy at times but you just can't help dive into the character's mind to try and figure out his personality.
  • Erthai
This book proves that blurbs should be taken with a grain of salt. It's an interesting, if not new, technique of allowing an obviously mad narrator dribbling out details of his horrible crime which, in the end, proves to be unoriginal anyway. Sometimes Francie's voice is realistic but most of the time he sounds like an author trying to be clever and it shows. I struggled to get to the end. Whenever I read something "new" like THE BUTCHER BOY, I always fall back onto a classic novel to revive my senses. I'm glad I read it if for nothing else than to save myself from wasting my time on the movie. HA HA
  • Kelerius
This is the story of Francis Brady, a wayward youth who can't seem to stay out of trouble for very long.
McCabe's The Butcher Boy is a very manic read. I would suggest this to any literary horror fans. Francie is a disturbed boy who finds himself in a very terrible predicament. The only way he can survive is working for a butcher. While he labors to stay afloat, Francie plunges deeper and deeper into the realm of madness.