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Sebastian Barry recommendations

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CaptainNelson Wed 08-Apr-20 15:21:48

I've just read a review about Sebastian Barry's latest book in his Dunne/NcNulty novel 'series', and thought it sounded really interesting. But I feel I should start earlier in the set (though I know they're not a coherent set in that sense). Any suggestions/recommendations?

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Countrygirl70 Fri 10-Apr-20 20:04:50

I haven't read his latest but would SO recommend Days without End which (I think) was the first book featuring Dunne McNulty characters. It is one of my favourite books ever.

Sharpkat Fri 10-Apr-20 23:34:13

I have not read the Dunne/McNulty series but have read Days without End and the recently published A Thousand Moons. You definitely benefit from reading those in order.

A great play written by Barry is One Blueberry Hill'. It was on at the theatre in London recently. It is so well written and only about 60 pages. I have been recommending it to everyone.

CaptainNelson Mon 13-Apr-20 11:40:45

Thank you both! I will leap in smile

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3kidsareenough Thu 23-Apr-20 23:44:58

The Secret Scripture & an ordinary gentleman are both about the McNulty family. The whereabouts of Eneas McNulty is also about one of the brothers. I really enjoyed these. I have to say I couldn't get into Days without End which really disappointed me because I love his writing style. Particularly enjoyed An Ordinary Gentleman.

CaptainNelson Fri 24-Apr-20 09:54:31

Thanks @3kidsareenough! I will do a search

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3kidsareenough Fri 24-Apr-20 14:58:23

Sorry that should be a temporary gentleman not ordinary blush!!

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