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by Patrick McCABE
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  • Author:
    Patrick McCABE
  • ISBN:
    033032358X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0330323581
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  • Publisher:
    Picador/Pan; 1st edition (1992)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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The Butcher Boy is such a book. PATRICK MCCABE was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1955.

The Butcher Boy is such a book. He has published a children’s story, The Adventures of Shay Mouse (1985), and nine adult novels: Music on Clinton Street (1986), Carn (1989), The Butcher Boy (1992), which was the winner of the Irish Times, Aer Lingus Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize, The Dead School (1995), Breakfast.

The Butcher Boy. For the McCabes, Brian, Eugene, Mary, and Dympna. He wasn't so smart then the butcher boy was he. She starts telling me all about it but I didn't want to hear any more. Then whiz away she goes out to the scullery singing some other song oh no she says them days are over that's all in the past.

The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe. Set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s, it tells the story of Francis "Francie" Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses

The Butcher Boy is a 1992 novel by Patrick McCabe. Set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s, it tells the story of Francis "Francie" Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses. The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize.

Thus begins Patrick McCabe's shattering novel The Butcher Bo. Patrick McCabe pushes your head through the book and you come out the other end gasping, admiring, and knowing that reading fiction will never be the same again. It's the best Irish novel I've read in years. -Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.

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The Butcher Boy скачать книгу бесплатно. Shortlisted for the 1992 booker prize winner of the irish times-aer lingus literature prize for fiction "brilliant, unique. Roddy Doyle, Author, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha "STUNNING PART HUCK FINN, PART HOLDEN CAULFIELD, PART HANNIBAL LECTER.

Like John Banville in The Book of Evidence, Patrick McCabe has given us a shockingly intimate portrait of a mind out of kilter, but in the company of Francie Brady he guides us a good few steps further into hell. Shaun Whiteside is currently translating Lenin's Brain by the German novelist Tilman Spengler.

Patrick McCabe pushes your head through the book and you come out the other end gasping, admiring, and knowing that reading fiction will never be the same again n years

Patrick McCabe pushes your head through the book and you come out the other end gasping, admiring, and knowing that reading fiction will never be the same again n years. - Roddy Doyle, Author, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha "STUNNING. PART HUCK FINN, PART HOLDEN CAULFIELD, PART HANNIBAL LECTER. A BECKETT MONOLOGUE WITH PLOT BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK. STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL. - The Washington Post Book World "BRILLIANT. by. Patrick McCabe. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on May 14, 2012. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

(Set in Ireland, this book tells the story of teenage hero Francie Brady. Things begin to fall apart after his mother's suicide - when he is consumed with fury and commits a horrible crime. Committed to an asylum, it is only here that he finally achieves peace. Shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize)

Doath
Well, this one certainly turns the old Bildungsroman genre on its head. We definitely get the coming-of-age story of the main character, Francie Brady, but it is characterized by a distinct lack of growth. Francie describes the stasis of his development. And his inability to cope with his world changing around him, as well as his nature, leads him down his macabre path.

McCabe writes well, using Francie's eye to evoke both the commonplace and the ghastly. His first person narrative is also remarkable in its ability to convincingly portray a delusional youth. The frame of the narrative, though, is pretty thin and the reader is left to wonder at the current state of the story-teller. Specifically, one wonders if Francie, in his older life, has come to understand or regret his actions.

One has to think the answer is no. As Francie tells his story, he seems to conceive of the disparity between his past dialogue with others and his concomitant inner monologue as evidence of his own cleverness, rather than as a fraying disguise. Of course, to the reader, this is a source of mounting tension.

This is an excellent book, deserving of the accolades it received. I'm not sure why I'm disinclined to give it five stars. It approaches perfection in its intent and execution. I'm afraid my reluctance may be just a matter of taste; I wasn't dazzled as I read it, even though I knew it to be stellar.
Maridor
A beutifully written book with a lot of Irish idioms that I normally find distracting but in this case work very well indeed. Written from the viewpoint of a person who is very obviously off kilter mentally right from the beginning but still sees the world through that great sense of Irish humour. So, as the guy continues to go further and further off the tracks, the suspense is punctuated by bouts of really funny observations. This is the first book by Mr. MCcabe that I have had the good fortune to read but it certainly won't be the last. Highest reccomendation!
Zovaithug
This is probably one of the most disturbing books I've read in a very long time. As noted, it is very much like a major accident that you don't want to look at because you know that you will see mangled bodies, etc., but you just have to look. So many times during the narrative, I just wanted to get the boy out of his misery and find him a decent home, but upon reading, he didn't want that either. Above all, I just wanted to smack some of the people around him and ask them just what they were thinking insofar as the way they treated Francie. It was probably their fault all along that things turned out the way they did. This, along without the proper mental care in place, led to horrific consequences.
Jeyn
Such powerful writing! I fell right into understanding Francie's innocence of mind. The horrible stigma of society inflicted against him from whence he came, the overpowering sad ugliness of his parents respective lives, and the palpable horror of the too often dysfunction found within the priesthood inflicted upon young boys. This book ' nearly did me in'. I do not recommend it for the faint of heart. I was knocked down feeling horrific pain for the children who suffer such terrors at the hands of others.
Bort
Love this book. A bit dark and creepy at times but you just can't help dive into the character's mind to try and figure out his personality.
AfinaS
This book proves that blurbs should be taken with a grain of salt. It's an interesting, if not new, technique of allowing an obviously mad narrator dribbling out details of his horrible crime which, in the end, proves to be unoriginal anyway. Sometimes Francie's voice is realistic but most of the time he sounds like an author trying to be clever and it shows. I struggled to get to the end. Whenever I read something "new" like THE BUTCHER BOY, I always fall back onto a classic novel to revive my senses. I'm glad I read it if for nothing else than to save myself from wasting my time on the movie. HA HA
Thorgahuginn
This is the story of Francis Brady, a wayward youth who can't seem to stay out of trouble for very long.
McCabe's The Butcher Boy is a very manic read. I would suggest this to any literary horror fans. Francie is a disturbed boy who finds himself in a very terrible predicament. The only way he can survive is working for a butcher. While he labors to stay afloat, Francie plunges deeper and deeper into the realm of madness.