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Anne Enright writes in the great Irish tradition of storytelling. She tells a great story and tells it well.Published 1 month ago by Gerald FitzGerald
As usual, Ms. Enright's writing is superb - had me glued to my chair. A beautiful read.Published 1 month ago by G. Hardy
As with The Green Road, Anne Enright writes brilliantly and insightfully. Her characters are fascinating. Be warned, though. Irish dark pervades throughout. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janet Finlay
Anne Enright is an award-winning Irish author and I reluctantly stoop to my first one-star result. Unfavourable reactions don't mean there's no talent, as I remarked about two... Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2012 by Carolyn
260 pages of blah, blah, blah.
I am not a huge fan of the Nothing Happens literary genre, but some such books, such as Bel Canto, are well-written and compelling. Read more
HAVE JUST FINISHED THIS BOOK TO PRESENT AT BOOK GROUP. There is no doubt the writing is very skilled and I repect the right of the author to write what moves her at that moment,... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2009 by NTS book club B
`The Gathering' happens because Liam Hegarty dies suddenly. Through the words of his beloved sister Veronica who collects his body and organizes the funeral, we learn the tale of... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2008 by ELI (Italy)
Considering all the rave reviews and prizes this book has received, I was expecting great things when it was lent to me by a friend. I was in for a big disappointment! Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2008 by Bethann McLaren
This book is more suitable for a university class, but as something to bring with you on the beach, STAY AWAY. Long, difficult and pointless, I wouldn't recommend this book.Published on Sept. 15 2008 by F. Laforge