!!> Epub ➣ Eureka Street ➢ Author Robert McLiam Wilson – Varanus.us

Eureka StreetBelfast, Chuckie E Jake, Protestante Il Primo, Cattolico L Altro, Sono Legati Da Una Profonda Amicizia Chuckie, Antieroe Grasso E Sempliciotto, Riesce A Compiere Mirabolanti Imprese Commerciali Grazie A Progetti Tanto Fantasiosi Quanto Ridicoli Jake, Invece, Nonostante La Sua Scorza Da Duro, Un Inguaribile Romantico E Non Cerca Denaro E Ricchezza Ma Un A Che Gli Riempia La Vita Sullo Sfondo I Conflitti Irrisolti Del Paese Che Balzano Brutalmente In Primo Piano Quando Un Attentato Sconvolge L Atmosfera Bislacca E Farsesca Che Domina Il Racconto Poi La Commedia Della Vita Cancella Il Sangue E Le Vicende Improbabili E Sgangherate Di Chuckie E Jake Tornano A Dominare Le Pagine Del Romanzo

!!> Epub ➣ Eureka Street ➢ Author Robert McLiam Wilson – Varanus.us
  • Paperback
  • 382 pages
  • Eureka Street
  • Robert McLiam Wilson
  • Italian
  • 05 January 2019
  • 888112338X

    10 thoughts on “!!> Epub ➣ Eureka Street ➢ Author Robert McLiam Wilson – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    When I was 17 I was going to accept a summer work offer from a farmer in Londonderry I m not sure to remember properly what I was supposed to pick up in Northern Ireland Might have been cucumbers Unfortunately at that time my knowledge of the English language was pretty low, so I thought I would have picked up watermelons known as cocomeri in Italy And I was wondering a lot about that task Perhaps Northern Irish watermelons were smaller than the ones growing up under the warm Mediterran When I was 17 I was going to accept a summer work offer from a farmer in Londonderry I m not sure to remember properly what I was supposed to pick up in Northern Ireland Might have been cucumbers Unfortunately at that time my knowledge of the English language was pretty low, so I thought I would have picked up watermelons known as cocomeri in Italy And I was wondering a lot about that task Perhaps Northern Irish watermelons were smaller than the ones growing up under the warm Mediterranean soil I contacted the farmer via mail and he sent me a paper letter, explaining me how much he would have paid me, for how long I would have to work each day and so on He didn t tell me anything about his religion, but I was sure that, deciding to hire a worker from Italy, he was Catholic Being a rare example of non baptized secularist Italian before knowing the way to say it in English I think I would have been a delusion for my jobsgiver Eventually I decided to don t go to Londonderry But before of that decision I read all the informations I was able to find about the Sinn F in party, Ira, The Troubles in Belfast ant the contrasts in Derry Maybe part of my decision to don t work in Northern Ireland was influenced by what I read and watched on tv I was a fearful boy.Anyway, to cut a long story short, after those few weeks in 2000 I totally lost my interest for Northern Ireland Belfast never attracted me that much and I never considered the city as a realistic option for a vacation.Thanks to Robert McLiam Wilson and to Jenny for suggesting his works to me I m considering the opportunity of giving Belfast a first chance.This book is a blinding gem I can t wonder why Roddy Doyle managed to put so much attention on Dublin with The Commitments , The Van and The Snapper while Eureka Street didn t do the same for Belfast In fact I found McLiam Wilson s way of writing so far better than Doyle s one There are countless hilarious moments of humour in this book and a halo of disillusion and romanticism that makes it irresistible.Plus, there is an unforgettable, deeply touching and yet extremely raw chapter that is very hard to forget You will understand what I am writing about I can confess how my cheeks got wet while reading those pages And I understood how much McLiam Wilson loves his hometown Anyways.The second part of Eureka Street title tells the truth.This is really A Novel of Ireland Like No Other.I wished it was neverending


  2. says:

    Having lived in Ireland for over 17 years, I ve always made a point of reading virtually any book by either a well known or new writer from this country Having said this, Eureka Street was recommended to me by a Polish friend. Thanks, Mac This book is about love it s a love song written to the greyest, wettest, dampest, most depressing city I ve ever seen Robert Wilson McLiam was, of course, bred and buttered in Belfast to use an old Irish expression This book is set in 1996, just a Having lived in Ireland for over 17 years, I ve always made a point of reading virtually any book by either a well known or new writer from this country Having said this, Eureka Street was recommended to me by a Polish friend. Thanks, Mac This book is about love it s a love song written to the greyest, wettest, dampest, most depressing city I ve ever seen Robert Wilson McLiam was, of course, bred and buttered in Belfast to use an old Irish expression This book is set in 1996, just at the tail end of the last edition of the Troubles , as they are called over in this perplexing, totally unique country Northern Ireland The two main characters have both reached the age of thirty, and, as the book begins, are realizing that they ve accomplished little to nothing in their lives the way they go about changing their lives is the secret of this wonderful, incredible book.Jake Jackson is a lapsed Catholic He has survived what was apparently a horrific childhood, to be educated beyond his station, only to find that the only thing he s truly good at is fighting He tends to fall in love two to three times a day, primarily with lamentable results Jake is the narrator of this unique, hilarious book.The outstanding character of Eureka Street is Chuckie Lurgan, Jake s best friend Fat and pale, he grew up in his Methodist home, raised by his mother his father took off long ago After his thirtieth birthday, Chuckie makes a list of his accomplishments, and decides to get rich In the course of the book, not only does he succeed, but he manages to have Max, a lovely American girl, fall in love with him Chuckie s hilarious so well drawn, and so well described I ve met dozens of Chuckies in the North of Ireland myself.I can t think of another book that I ve read recently where the author is so deeply in love with the culture and the people of a city McLiam writes absolutely beautifully and it s the kind of beauty that sneaks up on the reader To those of you who have not seen Belfast, it s a miracle of a book, it truly is Eureka Street is such a wonderful read I couldn t think of anyone I know who wouldn t completely enjoy it McLiam does a particularly good job in separating the various groups because believe me, the people in the North of Ireland suffer from a unique insanity and I don t think it will ever change The peace is still holding up in the North, and it s a blooming miracle that it is Almost as much of a miracle as Eureka Street itself


  3. says:

    All stories are love stories is the first sentence of this book It s not a love story in the traditional sense but a delicious tribute to the city of Belfast In Chapter 10, McClaim Wilson writes, cities are the meeting places of stories and that is exactly what this book is about Set in the mid 1990 s, when the troubles of Norther Ireland were at a fevered pitch, Jake, a rough and tumble Catholic, and Chuckie, a fat Protestant boy with big dreams, are friends As they grope their way t All stories are love stories is the first sentence of this book It s not a love story in the traditional sense but a delicious tribute to the city of Belfast In Chapter 10, McClaim Wilson writes, cities are the meeting places of stories and that is exactly what this book is about Set in the mid 1990 s, when the troubles of Norther Ireland were at a fevered pitch, Jake, a rough and tumble Catholic, and Chuckie, a fat Protestant boy with big dreams, are friends As they grope their way to maturity, the boys go through a series of adventures that are so humerous that I laughed out loud and then so sad that tears ran down my cheek It s a tightrope between comedy and tragedy just as it is in real life and the author handles it beautifully Sadly, this is not a book I would have picked on my own When my Goodreads Ireland book club selected it, I was a little hesitant Who wants to read about the troubles in Ireland But the book isabout living in the middle of chaos, how it is possible to go about daily living with bombs exploding around you and how people just go about their business no matter the circumstances It s in Ireland but it could be anywhere Afghanistan, Syria or NYC after 9 11 One of the chapters dealt with the aftermath of a terrorism attack and it was so incredibly moving that I sobbed all the way through it The author states, For the men who planted the bomb knew it was not their fault It was the fault of their oppressors who would not do what they wanted them to do Belfast, NYC, Sandy Hook and Fort Hood have all been victims of that thinking I cannot recommend this bookhighly The writing is lyrical The story involves all your emotions and you just end up caring about all the characters It is a perfect book


  4. says:

    Really emotional novel, could have been better had it be a bittight too many threads, not closing when they could They all had stories But they weren t short stories They shouldn t have been short stories They should each have been novels, profound, delightful novels, eight hundred pages orAnd not just the lives of the victims but the lives they touched, the networks of friendship and intimacy and relation that tied them to those they loved and who loved them, those they k Really emotional novel, could have been better had it be a bittight too many threads, not closing when they could They all had stories But they weren t short stories They shouldn t have been short stories They should each have been novels, profound, delightful novels, eight hundred pages orAnd not just the lives of the victims but the lives they touched, the networks of friendship and intimacy and relation that tied them to those they loved and who loved them, those they knew and who knew them What great complexity What richness.What had happened A simple event The traffic of history and politics had bottlenecked An individual or individuals had decided that reaction was necessary Some stories had been shortened Some stories had been ended A confident editorial decision had been taken.It had been easy.The pages that follow are light with their loss.The text is less dense, the city is smaller Avevano tutti una storia Non erano storie brevi, o non avrebbero dovuto esserlo Avrebbero dovuto diventare lunghi romanzi, splendide narrazioni di ottocento pagine e pi , non soltanto le vite delle vittime, ma anche quelle che si erano trovate sul loro cammino, l intreccio di conoscenze, amicizie e relazioni intime che le legava a coloro che amavano, che conoscevano e da cui erano conosciute, una rete di grandiosa complessit e ricchezza.Che cos era accaduto Una cosa molto semplice storia e politica erano giunte a un vicolo cieco Un individuo, o forse pi di uno, aveva stabilito che era necessario agire e alcune storie erano state troncate, altre abbreviate Una bella riga nera su una pila di fogli


  5. says:

    The city s surface is thick with its living citizens Its earth is richly sown with its many dead The city is a repository of narratives, of stories Present tense, past tense or future The city is a novel.Cities are simple things They are conglomerations of people Cities are complex things They are the geographical and emotional distillations of whole nations What makes a place a city has little to do with size It has to do with the speed at which its citizens walk, the cut of their clo The city s surface is thick with its living citizens Its earth is richly sown with its many dead The city is a repository of narratives, of stories Present tense, past tense or future The city is a novel.Cities are simple things They are conglomerations of people Cities are complex things They are the geographical and emotional distillations of whole nations What makes a place a city has little to do with size It has to do with the speed at which its citizens walk, the cut of their clothes, the sound of their shouts.But most of all, cities are the meeting places of stories The men and women there are narratives, endlessly complex and intriguing The most humdrum of them constitutes a narrative that would defeat Tolstoy at his best and most voluminous


  6. says:

    This book made me laugh especially in the first half , cry damn chapter eleven and want to get on a plane and visit Belfast right away Well deserved 5 stars


  7. says:

    I loved this book when I started reading it The first half is incredibly funny often laugh out loud hysterical , with a clear voice that pulls you along effortlessly It satirizes The Troubles in Northern Ireland brilliantly But after reaching the half way point chapter 11 a really moving stand alone story, which by itself is worth reading this book for , it goes downhill immediately Nothing happens, the jokes becomepredictable i.e didn t we just read all this , and everything i I loved this book when I started reading it The first half is incredibly funny often laugh out loud hysterical , with a clear voice that pulls you along effortlessly It satirizes The Troubles in Northern Ireland brilliantly But after reaching the half way point chapter 11 a really moving stand alone story, which by itself is worth reading this book for , it goes downhill immediately Nothing happens, the jokes becomepredictable i.e didn t we just read all this , and everything is contrived The second half made me think that the book, as a whole, isn t all that great Still funny, still engaging with intriguing observations, but the writer s portrayal of the US a complete and utter stereotype, which is both insulting and poorly researched makes me think that nothing about Belfast is portrayed honestly either Satire is one thing, complete and utter bullshit is another I d recommend reading the book and stopping after chapter 11 5 stars for the beginning, 2 stars for the end


  8. says:

    I can t say enough about this book There s a great review by Allan posted last week Allan grew up in Northern Ireland and lives in Belfast I come to this book as an outsider, but someone who has visited Northern Ireland half a dozen times, starting back during the height of The Troubles MacLiam Wilson, the author, loves this city and it comes through constantly in the book And he loves the people of Belfast This is from the last page of the book The mountain looks flat and grand in the I can t say enough about this book There s a great review by Allan posted last week Allan grew up in Northern Ireland and lives in Belfast I come to this book as an outsider, but someone who has visited Northern Ireland half a dozen times, starting back during the height of The Troubles MacLiam Wilson, the author, loves this city and it comes through constantly in the book And he loves the people of Belfast This is from the last page of the book The mountain looks flat and grand in the greyness, it is stupidly green It looks like all cities this morning, Belfast It s a tender frail thing, composite of houses, roads and car parks Where are the people They are waking or failing to wake Tender is a small word for what I feel for this town I think of my city s conglomerate of bodies A Belfastful of spines, kidneys, livers and lungs Sometimes, this frail cityful of organs makes me seethe and boil with tenderness They seem so unmurderable and, because I think of them, they belong to me Belfast only a jumble of streets and a few big bumps in the ground, only a whisper of God The book tells a story, and at times it is hilarious, and crude An interesting insight is made by a French journalist to the city who asks someone to explain why the Irish kill other Irish MacLiam Wilson makes fun of those politicians and paramilitary groups who take themselves very seriously There are some who would be insulted by the writer s irreverence But his irreverence is the point He is saying get over yourselves This , I have learned, from Irish friends, is a fundamental value in Irish society Be humble, don t put yourself above others, and if you do, we ll knock you down a peg or two McLiam Williams is a master


  9. says:

    The title couldn t beprecise, as this is truly a depiction of contemporary Belfast that is like no other as far as I know It lacks sentimentality to the point where terrorist bombings are framed by cynical love scenes A refreshingly, humanly complex treatment of politics on an individual level.


  10. says:

    I joined Goodreads after a bad experience with a collection of loosely tied short stories that shall remain nameless That book hit me over the head with a bat, kicked me in the gut, drove over me and dropped what was left in a frozen river from a tall bridge It was a formative experience, but at the moment I hated it so much so much fiercely, with passion And on top of that I thought it was pretty shitty the proportion quality effect it had on me was completely off So I told myself never I joined Goodreads after a bad experience with a collection of loosely tied short stories that shall remain nameless That book hit me over the head with a bat, kicked me in the gut, drove over me and dropped what was left in a frozen river from a tall bridge It was a formative experience, but at the moment I hated it so much so much fiercely, with passion And on top of that I thought it was pretty shitty the proportion quality effect it had on me was completely off So I told myself never again never again to pick up a book based on titles, covers and blurbs Viva goodreads and previous opinions The problem of that being, I would have missed this book too.Curiously, my love for Eureka Street didn t bloom overnight In fact, after finishing it, I thought it was good enough, but the plot is not exactly believable and I was expecting it to look cheap in hindsight What happened, instead, is that it became insidiously part of the books that I read just because And the BBC Northern Ireland mini series was great too It s available on youtube, if anyone is interested So I picked up a soft cover edition whose paper had seenthan a little rain for 2 euros in a half open air second hand bookstore on the corner of my hostal in Berlin and I powered through the german feeling I was missing perhaps 30% percent of the book as I probably did This was not meant to be a life companion, by any means So why And how can I have it again I m going to tell you what this is about, thought it s about men and women hitting their thirties, looking around, realising that they have somehow lost their footing after leaving college, and building a life they can go on with It s about coming out of the holes we find ourselves into It s a feel good book read only the first chapter and the last, and it ll bethan obvious It deals with anger, poverty, difference, missed chances and risks taken that impossibly payed off Look at the relationships all of them are about difference, being happy with it, accepting it, reconciliation, hope they mimic Ireland s political situation, they are based on forgiveness, and they have this bright tomorrow ahead of them and I m rooting for them all, because life is not about being right or being wrong it s not even about agreeing it s about doing your best and letting others do theirs

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