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  1. says:

    Where was this book when I was in school? Homer I had a rocky relationship by the time I graduated we were barely on speaking terms

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    Fury Pure Fury The blood was up Lost the head completely Death looks like glory to a young man Get a few years on you and glory star

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    Country is the most literal Iliad retelling I’ve ever read which came as a surprise given that its premise is worlds away from Ancient Greece Michael Hughes’s interpretation is set in 1990s Northern Ireland twenty five years into the conflict known as the Troubles and yet despite the wildly different setting it hits all the same beats as Homer’s tale each scene and character a perfect mirror to the original story and easy to identify

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    Of all the things I might have expected from a retelling of the Iliad set during the Troubles the BritishIrish co

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    This is the second new Iliad retelling I’ve read in recent months the other being Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls That kept the traditional setting and refocused the narrative on Briseis By contrast ‘Country’ transposes the action to the Irish border in 1996 yet keeps the narrative so close to Homer that it almost reads like a new translation As a result I found myself enjoying it than The Silence of the Girls Whil

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    Absolutely brilliant This retelling of The Iliad brings home the timelessness of men and women in conflict I have several translations of The I

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    Fury Pure fury The blood was up Lost the head completelyfrom Country by Michael HughesHughes begins his story in the middle of a conflict between two members of an rogue IRA terrorist cell groupAchill and Pig the 'trigger man' who killed eight Brits and the Officer Commander of a terrorist cell clash over a girl whose father wants her back home She had willingly come to Achill and he won't give her up Pig insists the teenager wi

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    I've started listening to audiobooks in the car on my commute to the station and I think Country was an excellent choice to begin this Not only is the subject matter a reimagining of the Illiad set in the corner country Ireland towards the end of the Troubles fittingly oral but in this version read by the author the story becomes luminous im

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    4 starsTrigger warnings view spoilerchild rape violence hide spoiler

  10. says:

    I think I originally found this in a Best books of 2018 list in a magazine or newspaper I'm glad I did because it

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Northern Ireland 1996 After twenty five years of vicious conflict the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace But faced with the prospect that decades of savage violence and loss have led only to smiles and handshakes those on the ground in the border country uestion whether it really is time to pull back or uite the oppositeWh. Country is the most literal Iliad retelling I ve ever read which came as a surprise given that its premise is worlds away from Ancient Greece Michael Hughes s interpretation is set in 1990s Northern Ireland twenty five years into the conflict known as the Troubles and yet despite the wildly different setting it hits all the same beats as Homer s tale each scene and character a perfect mirror to the original story and easy to identify with names like Achill Achilles Nellie Helen Henry Hector and Pat PatroclusThis level of faithfulness was a double edged sword for me it led to moments of brilliance and moments that were a little too on the nose Mostly brilliance so let s start there the decision to adapt the Iliad to the Troubles was an inspired one a pairing linked by the tragedy of lives lost needlessly to a cause whose rhetoric is shroud

Summary Country author Michael Hughes

Country author Michael Hughes

Ck to the darkest days of the Troubles Meanwhile Achill’s young protégé grabs his chance to join the fray in his placeInspired by the oldest war story of them all Michael Hughes’s virtuoso novel explores the brutal glory of armed conflict the cost of Ireland’s most uncivil war and the bitter tragedy of those on both sides who offer their lives to defend the dream of count. Fury Pure fury The blood was up Lost the head completelyfrom Country by Michael HughesHughes begins his story in the middle of a conflict between two members of an rogue IRA terrorist cell groupAchill and Pig the trigger man who killed eight Brits and the Officer Commander of a terrorist cell clash over a girl whose father wants her back home She had willingly come to Achill and he won t give her up Pig insists the teenager will return to her daAchill capitulates but throws in the towel He knows it is his reputation that keep the Brits scared Let them see what happens without him He was done He was going homeAnd that was the start of it A terrible business altogetherWait now till you hear the restfrom Country by Michael HughesA tenuous truce has brought temporary peace but the cell group won t give up the fight This time they are sure they ha

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En an IRA man’s wife turns informer he and his brother gather their comrades for an assault on the local army base But old grudges boil over and the suad's feared sniper Achill refuses to risk his life to defend another man’s pride As the gang plots without him the British SAS are sent to crush the rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce and drag the region ba. This is the second new Iliad retelling I ve read in recent months the other being Pat Barker s The Silence of the Girls That kept the traditional setting and refocused the narrative on Briseis By contrast Country transposes the action to the Irish border in 1996 yet keeps the narrative so close to Homer that it almost reads like a new translation As a result I found myself enjoying it than The Silence of the Girls While Barker s novel is involving it is perhaps of a re examination than a retelling That is not a criticism as putting women s suffering into the foreground is a powerful and thought provoking literary endeavour Country however really captures the rhythms of Homer In translation that is as I don t know any ancient Greek From the opening lines it tempts you to read aloudFury Pure fury The blood was up Lost the