DOC [HellFire zen] Author Mia Gallagher

Summary HellFire

On a midsummer’s evening a young Dublin woman Lucy Dolan prepares for a showdown that will help make sense of a heart breaking and brutal atrocity that happened thirteen years earlier changing her life forever As she waits for the arrival of the charismatic figure. I enjoyed the book obviously it s set in Dublin and is primarily about constructing a life story out of unreliable memories so my scholarly interests are piued but it was probably at least 30% longer than it should have been Additionally one of the blurbs on the back cover is fairly misleading The darker grungier flipside to Harry Potter Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which made me a bit impatient with the book at times That s a shame because it s uite good at what it does which I suppose is dark and grungy but the fact that there are some mostly background supernatural elements to the novel doesn t warrant a mention of two other texts that are doing uite different things with the supernatural

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HellFire

Who is the key to the mystery she recounts her life story – a rich and extraordinary tale spanning two generations of storytellers and deal makers fortune tellers and gamblers businessmen and warlords and the people that feared served and betrayed them With each tw. I learned that pretty much entire Dublin was a ghetto until recently I learned what the Hellfire Club legend is I learned a lot of swear words in dublinese I now know what a Jo maxi isThe book tells the story of Lucy from childhood to adulthood a poor family in a poor area of the city with not many prospects It was completely different from what I expected and what the dark side of Harry Potter uote on the cover indicates but a real page turner Rarely have I had such mixed feelings of the main character and had so little clue as to how the book will end

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Ist of this tumultuous story Lucy revisits her childhood and early adolescence – trying to get her head around the things people do in the name of love and hate greed and desire – and she pieces together afresh the events that led to the night that still haunts h. I picked this up in an airport in 2006 on a whim mainly because I found the cover attractive It was a lucky pick for me as I would say this is my all time favourite bookYes it s long the Dublin dialect is initially hard to endure but by the end of a few chapters it just faded into obscurity and actually made the characters real and solid in my imagination It s a tale of love family dynamics probably not the good kind sexuality drug abuse violence and even magic Mia Gallagher did an exceptional job with it and I kept looking for further books from herI ve read it several times since first purchasing it and each read through makes me pick up of the story I m still shocked and saddened by the ending With it being so long I just want Lucy to be happy She becomes so real in my head as does Naylor and I so wish for a happy ending every time I read it there isn t a book I ve read since with characters as in depth as Lucy and none have made me empathise with them uite as muchI think it will forever be my favourite


10 thoughts on “HellFire

  1. says:

    This is a book that crackles It is one of the finest books to come out of Ireland in the last 10 years It brought me right into a world that's right under my nose the world of the gangland The voice of the character is so strong You really feel you know what it's like to be one of those Merchant's uay junkies It takes real skill to

  2. says:

    I loved this book I loved the characterisations and the way the story unfolded as the book progressed I couldn't wait to get back to it when I wasn't reading it I thought the spelling to affect the Dublin accent might soon g

  3. says:

    I enjoyed the book obviously; it's set in Dublin and is primarily about constructing a life story out of unreliable memories so my scholarly interests are piued but it was probably at least 30% longer than it should have been Additionally one of the blurbs on the back cover is fairly misleading The darker grungier flipside to Harry Potter Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which made me a bit impatient with the book at times That's a

  4. says:

    I learned that pretty much entire Dublin was a ghetto until recently I learned what the Hellfire Club legend is I learned a lot of swear words in dublinese I now know what a Jo maxi isThe book tells the story of Lucy from childhood to adulthood; a poor family in a poor area of the city with not many prospects It was completely different from what I expected and what the dark side of Harry Potter uote on the co

  5. says:

    The ending gets a bit too mystery novel exposition y but overall this is a pretty riveting read that justifies its length

  6. says:

    A gorgeously devastating epic narrated by a violent junkie who's just been released from prison It took me a few chapters to warm up to Lucy but she uickly became one of the most uniue and fully realized main characters that I've ever encountered She addresses her story to a man from her past and as she tries to make sense of a tragedy tha

  7. says:

    I picked this up in an airport in 2006 on a whim mainly because I found the cover attractive It was a lucky pick for me as I would say this is my all time favourite bookYes it's long the Dublin dialect is initially hard to e

  8. says:

    Don't attempt this book unless you have got a lot of time on your hands it is long and rambling or unless you have a strong stomach as it is unrelentingly grim with some sickening violence and graphic descriptions of drugs and their effects as well as social deprivationIt is the story of a junkie set in Dublin in the '80s and her attempts at

  9. says:

    My actual rating is 35 stars Very different from what I expected basically tells the life story of a heroin addict spanning several decades in the slums of Dublin Lucy the addict narrates so the writing is conversational and terse The dialect takes a bit getting used to but I commend Gallagher's boldness for writing Lucy's charac

  10. says:

    This was a last grab at the library and I enjoyed it much than I was expecting toI did not guess the ending at all