An Irish Christmas: Stories by John Brendan Keane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Do all Irish stories have to include lots of hoisting of drinks and curates who, if not drinkers themselves, implore those who are to curtail their overindulgence?
I'm not sure of the answer, but in this book, lots of both occurs and all set either at or near the Christmas holiday. Although I did enjoy the writing style, it did not fill the bill for wanting a nice comforting book of Christmas short stories.
You certainly have to hand it to the Irish though. Most surely do know how to tip a few pints and also to tell you just exactly how they feel on a subject.
A couple of these tales were fun and bittersweet. Several were strange and some were downright sad.
Words to make you think. One of the points of reading, be ye Irish or not.
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