Mondo Desperado

Mondo Desperado From a farmer s romance to his skin condition to one man s culinary relationship with Bruce Lee it all happens in Barntrosna This is a collection of humourous stories from Patrick McCabe as macarbe a

  • Title: Mondo Desperado
  • Author: Patrick McCabe
  • ISBN: 9780330372183
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a farmer s romance to his skin condition to one man s culinary relationship with Bruce Lee, it all happens in Barntrosna This is a collection of humourous stories from Patrick McCabe as macarbe as ever.

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    1. Writing as Phildy Hackball, McCabe presents to us, the readers, the stories of over a dozen residents of the small Irish town of Barntrosna. These vignettes vary from the only mildly odd to the extremely eccentric and feature many interesting characters, to put it mildly. Take into account Declan Coyningham who aspires to be a priest from a very young age which only alienates him from his fellow classmates and makes him a target for severe abuse and one particularly nasty prank gone very awry. O [...]

    2. The best story here is "I Ordained the Devil" about a priest who feels guilty for allowing Satan to rise in the church. The curate seems to be a fresh caring young man until ordained but turns out to be the Horned One, hedonistic and corrupting. Could be a metaphor for charming men who turn into bad husbands after marriage. Couldn't help comparing with the grumpy or aspergers character type who is as good as gold underneath. Doc Martin springs to mind as well as Saga in The Bridge. Patchy set of [...]

    3. I went to hear McCabe read soon after this book was released, and it was a delightful experience: specifically, I remember him being very funny. He read an excerpt from The Butcher Boy, if I recall correctly, as well as bits from this book. So I bought this book.It's been a good 10 years now, so I don't entirely remember the experience, but I definitely remember not particularly enjoying Mondo Desperado. I set it down, and never picked it up again. Maybe I'll try again someday, or maybe I'll jus [...]

    4. i have to admit that as a collection of weird characters. i kinda felt like it was trying too hard. like it just decorated itself in too much and never found it's footing in substance.i really wanted to like itybe i'll reread itobably not.

    5. It's rare I don't finish books, but I disliked every one of the stories I read, did not see the point in finishing the stories, so I returned it to the library. I've read The Butcher Boy and Winterwood by McCabe and enjoyed both of them very much and was surprised I disliked this so much.

    6. Group of stories set in the fictional village of Barnstrona by 'Phildy Hackball'. some good black comic moments.

    7. Patrick Mccabe has a truly unique perspective. I enjoyed this book & loved Breakfast on Pluto, the movie with the fantastic Cillian Murphy.

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