A Star Called Henry

A Star Called Henry

Book - 1999
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Doyle's ambitious new novel is a passionate love story that takes a subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism through the eyes of one of Michael Collins' infamous boys--a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike, a lover.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
ISBN: 9780670887576
0670887579
Branch Call Number: DOYL
Characteristics: 343p. 24cm.

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pasmendiola
Dec 05, 2014

a masterpiece, brilliant, funny and very observant of the political situation before and after the British left

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vcc
Oct 01, 2011

This book takes us into the life of Henry Smart who faces a life of poverty growing up in the poverty of Ireland in the early 1900s. He comes to follow in his own father's footsteps (wooden leg in hand) as an escapist, who joins the Irish Republican Army as a hitman. It was an enjoyable read, but Dowell's writing will not serve as an enticement for me to read the next two books in this trilogy. (Nov 2006)

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mclauia
Apr 19, 2010

My brother and father convinced me to read this by telling me it was about an Irish guy who knocks in heads with his dad's old wooden leg. That pretty much sold me.

I didn't care much for the rest of the trilogy, but never mind that; read this one, and then stop there. It's a brilliant romp for adolescents and adults alike.

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AnamCara
Nov 02, 2007

Read this before you read Oh Play that Thing. It is the first part.

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Apr 19, 2010

mclauia thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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