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Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Giedre - Goodreads

A totally delicious read, a combination of history and irony. Farrell's writing style is so visual, that I feel that I have been living in the Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough myself for the past month ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Casey (Myshkin) Buell - Goodreads

This is the first book in Farrell's Empire Trilogy (though the books don't have to be read in order, since the only connection between them is thematic), which explores the decline of the British ... Read full review

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  - Courtney H. - Goodreads

Before I hit up Siege of Krishnapur, I figured I'd get to Troubles, winner of the lost Booker and one of two JG Farrell wins (the Siege being the other, obviously). Troubles takes place largely in ... Read full review

Review: Troubles (Empire Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Troubles was awarded the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010 for a novel published in 1970. The first Man Booker Prize was awarded in 1971. The Setting is Ireland 1920-1921, a time of growing unrest between ... 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


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