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Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Lawrence Windrush - Goodreads

This is my first review and what better way to start than James Farrells Troubles. I was lucky to come across a 1970 first edition of this in a charity shop for a few pounds, it's worth more than £400 ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Allan - Goodreads

I read this originally 3 years ago, having heard about it as a result of it winning the lost Booker prize, and while at the outset I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, I absolutely loved the book at the ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Kate Vane - Goodreads

Troubles is part of JG Farrell's Empire Trilogy. It tells the story of a major after the First World War who becomes engaged by mistake to a woman from Ireland. He visits her at the hotel which is run ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

What a wonderful book, a wonderful and unique perspective on the oft-written-about Irish War of Independence from Britain (1919-21). The plot follows a survivor of the trenches of the Western Front ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

JG Farrell seems to be an unsung hero of British literature, which is a shame on the basis of both this and The Siege of Krishnapur. As in Siege..., Troubles evokes a time when the British empire is ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Denerick - Goodreads

This book has gotten a lot of hype recently due to winning the 'lost' man Booker prize. Initially I was reluctant to read it, considering that scumbag Kevin Myers heartily endorsed it. Luckily I ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

Funny, tragic, occasionally dragging yes, but thoroughly absorbing as if a grand old novel had been salted with a good dose of modern comic timing. Reading the second in the trilogy now, and it is tighter and better still. Will be sad when this done Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Joyce Lagow - Goodreads

The protagonist, Major Brendan Archer, newly demobbed from the army and still jittery from the trenches, arrives at the Majestic Hotel to see his fianc Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Caleb Guillotte - Goodreads

Perhaps the best book I've ever read. Hilarious, bleak, surreal and so very real, this absurd look at the crumbling British empire through the eyes of a shell-shocked upper class twit at a once ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Preeta - Goodreads

I haven't read the other two books (The Singapore Grip and The Siege of Krishnapur) in Farrell's trilogy, but I've been meaning to for years. This book is magnificent in its evocation of Decline. On ... Read full review


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