Another book down! This one was a worthwhile read, although it was hard to get into in the beginning because O’Connor’s writing style was so descriptive and loaded with meaning. It is a beautiful love story about a tempestuous relationship between the Irish playwright JM Synge and an actress, Maire O’Neill, told through the voice of Molly as she wanders through the streets of London in an alcoholic stupor in her later years following Synge’s death and the demise of her acting career. The contrast of Molly’s rich memories with her lugubrious surroundings enriches the story and O’Connor’s insight into Molly’s world is compassionate and all too human.
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One down:) And what an enjoyable time was spent mulling over this story:) Although broadly speaking the plot was somewhat conventional it was the luxuriant and evocative description that makes this book such a pleasure to read. I would recommend this to those with romantic inclinations, those with a sense of humour and those who really appreciate it when the words are just right and defy any kind of paraphrase:)
At least I’m reading a little everyday. I didn’t take into account the length of the books lol:)