August is a Wicked Month

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August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

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She tells her new acquaintances that she’s English to avoid uncomfortable conversations about religion and Catholicism. Mid-way through the book the mood of frivolity and sexual abandonment comes to a screeching halt when something happens to remind Ellen that independence comes at a cost. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. But because I think the rest of the book is so exquisitely rendered, it really didn't diminish my enjoyment of the writing for long. My favorite is the one by Peter Boxall, although he tends to favor the most recent stuff, twenty-first century ultra modern, some of which I find almost indecipherable.

This is not a book I will recommend to most people as many of my friends do not like unsavory characters and negative emotions. I’ve read a handful of Edna O’Brien’s novels in the past, but August is a Wicked Month is by far my favourite.At any rate, this novel by O'Brien explores the psychology and neurosis of a youngish, attractive mother who's separated from her husband and goes a little crazy on her summer vacation alone. The dialogue is awful, character development is non-existent, and there is not one worthy sex scene in the book. In my opinion O’Brien is a less happy and less moral Barbara Pym, she’s a MUCH happier and sexier Anita Brookner and for some reason I want to throw in W. I don’t really have the time to collect the William Trevor reviews in one spot, as I had originally planned, and not sure whether Cathy is doing it. If you want to see how a masterful author can develop a character so real seeming that you want to befriend, help, and guide her, this book does that and more.

Edna O’Brien is an award-winning Irish author of novels, plays, and short stories, has been hailed as one of the greatest chroniclers of the female experience in the twentieth century. It was like a kick to the stomach and suddenly the whole story took on a different purpose and became so much more than I had imagined at the start. For example, on page 7, Ellen tells the milk boy that she has never opened wide (maybe her heart or her thighs or her vagina) to a man before.After a number of false starts with hotel staff, Ellen falls in with a louche crowd of hangers-on surrounding an American film star. There's also a totally unexpected and where-in-the-hell-did-that-come-from tragedy, that I found unnecessary to the plot and weird. I've read the trilogy's first book and I thought that O'Brien once again captured the inner feelings of women in Ireland during the time particularly their relationships with men and their place in society as a whole.

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