- I'm only doing it only on the basis that they're both Irish, and they both require a smidgen of brain power to read...and
- the similarities end there, perhaps, since I've only read Dubliners, and have enjoyed O'Connor more than Joyce (largely due to a perceived arrogance I pick up from Joyce).
|Oh Joyce, may I someday be able to look past my
irritations and appreciate your literary genius. (credit)
|Joseph O'Connor (photo credit)
Redemption Falls is about Irish Americans in the aftermath of the American Civil War, and at page 77 I have very little real idea of what is happening...not a good sign. Like I said, my brain simply isn't up for it right now. It's making me want to read some nonfiction (straightforward, right?) or something humorous (easily digestible, yeah?) but I must keep on reading for I have nearly 400 pages left to turn before next weekend hits. Problem is, time crunch + not really knowing who any of the characters are = flipping pages without being invested. I wanted to love this book, but it isn't happening so far.