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The Ginger Man ()

Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century (99)

Here are the ribald, picaresque (choose your own hackneyed adjective) adventures of Sebastian Dangerfield in Ireland and London, as he drinks & scrumps & sponges his way through life.  Perhaps it is unfair to Donleavy, but I happened to read this at the same time as I am listening to the audio version of Angela's Ashes , so I just didn't find it amusing when danger drank the family's food money & beat his wife and girlfriends & so on.

But even taken on it's own terms, it's just not a particularly entertaining book.


Grade: (D)


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