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

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. Well written it made you feel like you were living each moment with all of them

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. 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


13 thoughts on “ Cal Author victoriart.co.uk

  1. says:

    "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 br

  2. 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 sectar

  3. says:

    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 conflict.

    Well written but short novel

  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 being to

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

    Absolutely loved this book. Very easy to understand and accurate for a historical fiction

  7. says:

    Well written, it made you feel like you were living each moment with all of them

  8. says:

    Read it.

  9. says:

    The mid 70's to early 80's was a time fraught with danger in Northern Ireland. As an expat living and working in England I am well versed to understand the mindset of the various embattled groups that continued to carry on a war of attrition not only against the so called enemy (police and army) but equally ag

  10. says:

    The elements that deal with ordinary life in the Troubles are convincing and make this a worthwhile insight. It s

  11. says:

    … this love story is flawlessly executed and should lead the reader to McLaverty’s short stories. Gripping in it’s emotional range and po

  12. says:

    A thoughtful,empathetic , unsettling and sometimes an uncomfortable read demonstrating so very clearly that nothing is black and white. I first

  13. says:

    Compulsively readable as ever with MacLaverty. Underneath the deceptively simple language is a profound meaning and truth. The characterisation rings true and you can smell the atmosphere of the troubles on every page. Highly recommended.