Carry me down

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Canongate, 2006 - Fiction - 334 pages
13 Reviews
"John Egan lives with his mother, father, and grandmother in a fragile household. The Guinness Book of World Records is his favorite book and he wants, someday, to visit Niagara Falls with his mother. But John has an unusual talent: he knows when people are lying and he is determined to become a world-famous lie detector - at almost any cost." "This novel, by the author of How the Light Gets In, is about John Egan's obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth. Even as the action builds toward an unthinkable disaster, every word of Carry Me Down rings true."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I was expecting to like this book more as it is set in Ireland and was read by Gerard Doyle who has a terrific Irish accent. It was shortlisted for the Booker in 2006 and won the Hawthornden Prize (a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

The book was written in 2006 by Hyland, a female author born in London of Irish parents. She was born in 1968 so that makes her 38 at the time she wrote this book. Maybe she was influenced by Edna O ... Read full review

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