Bogmail In a comic Irish mystery worthy of Kingsley Amis or Peter Ustinov Roarty a pub owner kills his teenage daughter s lover drops the body into a bog and returns to his pub only to find he is the ob

  • Title: Bogmail
  • Author: Patrick McGinley
  • ISBN: 9781848402171
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a comic Irish mystery worthy of Kingsley Amis or Peter Ustinov, Roarty, a pub owner, kills his teenage daughter s lover, drops the body into a bog, and returns to his pub, only to find he is the object of blackmailer s attentions A very fine read.

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    1. Der versierte Krimileser weiss, dass Moorlandschaften manchmal nach Jahrzehnten verborgene Schätze freigeben oder im makaberen Fall Leichen die bei oder nach einem Verbrechen vergraben und entsorgt wurden. In so manchen Archiven von Verlagen liegen literarische Schätze verborgen und warten darauf, in aufgefrischter Form wieder auf den Markt gebracht zu werden. Dieses Buch ist so ein lesens- und lobenswertes Kleinod, dass im englischen Original bereit 1978 erschienen ist und nun nach fast 40 Ja [...]

    2. Bogmail was original published in 1978 and made into a BBC series titled ‘Murder in Eden’ in 1991. It has been reissued this year, coinciding with a re-run of the series on TG4. On its initial publication by Donegal Democrat review ran thus: ‘a horrific concoction of filth a picture of life in Donegal that is revolting in the extreme virtually pornography veneered with an assumption of literary value a shocking libel on the people of Donegal.’ The definition of filth and pornography i [...]

    3. Is anyone going to republish the brilliant Patrick McGinley? Before Patrick McCabe - before Kevin Barry - this was the writer who had the whole rural Ireland Gothic thing going on. I remember my parents reading him in the eighties and picked up this at my mothers house recently and re-read it. Brilliant, dark, hilarious stuff. Please somebody - pick him up and put him on Kindle.he's the Godfather of Irish Gothic - he so deserves not to be forgotten.

    4. A reviewer said "McGinley uses the plot of a murder and blackmail as a device to explore these relationships and the stifling social order and expectations in an Irish village" does the book work? On the plus side, the characterization is fascinating. On the neutral side, the lives and environment descriptions is dated and doesn't relate much to the 21st centuryOn the minus side, the ending is extremely disappointing

    5. Don’t read this book for a cracking mystery. Read it for sublime descriptive passages, outstanding characterisation, terrific humour and a nice little portrait of 1970s Irish village life, and the continued malign influence of the Catholic church. (But also don’t read it for the raging sexism.)

    6. Einerseits ein wirklich fein- bis schwarzhumoriger Kriminalroman, der mich mit seinem fast schon poetischen Stil erfreut hat, andererseits bin ich zur Zeit ein sehr ungeduldiger Leser und habe nicht die Muße, einer Geschichte beim Reifen zuzusehen. Das muss man hier aber, das Tempo ist bestenfalls als behäbig zu bezeichnen, es gibt viel Palaver, dessen Unterhaltungswert ich zwar nicht abstreiten aber auch nicht bejubeln will. Und auch wenn dieser Roman bei seinem Erscheinen 1978 als pornografi [...]

    7. "So much that happened between these two ranges of hills was a mystery, he thought.There was mystery and melancholy but also spiritual peace."So ruminates Kenneth Potter, an Englishman sent to northwest Ireland to determine if there is enough promise of profit to warrant a new mining operation near the author's native Glencolmcille. Having read this novel while staying in a 1920s cottage in the same town, I can attest to the spiritual peace of the place even as I enjoyed the mystery and melancho [...]

    8. I read this book while in an internet-disconnected cottage in in Glencolmcille, County Donegal, home to Patrick McGinley. And, as the book takes place in this very village, it made it even more enticing to read. There are some slow parts--it's very philosophical--but I didn't think it detracted from the county I in which I was vacationing; it just made it seem more interesting. It made me realize that people are people every where. It was both sad and tragic and full of hope. I really liked it.A [...]

    9. Patrick McGinley has a fine command of the language. Great development of characters. Set in Donegal, Roarty, the local barman kills his daughter's lover. He hides the body in the bog and is content that he committed the perfect crime, until he receives blackmail letters. Roarty commits a string of crimes to throw the murder investigation off. Meanwhile, he's struggling to make a plan to kill who he thinks the blackmailer might be. This is a well written mystery. I didn't want to put it down.

    10. I had to read this with a dictionary. However, I did not feel the author was showing off; I felt he was searching for the right words - and, there were all thee Irish terms that led authenticity. The ending was a little disappointing.

    11. Second time through this novel, a crime story but not a who-dun-it, more a flight of exuberant language and a time capsule of a mid-1970s Donegal village. Just the kind of thing you'd like, if you like that kind of thing.

    12. A quirky Irish crime story that pulled me in the more I got into it. This guy's definitely an original, with a voice and sensibility all his own.

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