Tuesday, March 17, 2015

L&L: The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy

For an Irish Lit class, I read J. P. Donleavy's The Ginger Man. That book definitely lingered. It's a perfect post for Saint Patrick's Day, where Irish Americans are more rambunctious than anyone else.

- Sebastian Dangerfield is entirely despicable.

- The character's thoughts and actions are random and sporadic, like the book's storytelling. It's obscene and appalling, and yet also hilarious. Maybe it's a bit of an uncomfortable humor.

- It's bizarre. I think everyone should read it.

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