This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. I began reading this book with some reluctance thinking it was another woman trying to bring down the church but as I progressed I became more angry with the bishop for professing he was carrying on the affair to make her well again. Bishop Eamonn Casey appeared to be self-centered, hypacrytical and even abusive. And yet Annie would sacrifice seemingly meaningful relationships with other men to take up with the bishop again after thosuands of miles and years of separation.
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Neither Annie nor the I began reading this book with some reluctance thinking it was another woman trying to bring down the church but as I progressed I became more angry with the bishop for professing he was carrying on the affair to make her well again. Neither Annie nor the bishop are without blame. My sympathy lies with their son, Peter. Annie continued to love the bishop and defended him to her son. Peter makes attempts to meet his father and is hardly given two minutes.
When I read the following exchange between mother and son I rejoiced that someone finally "got it". Well, that's him. Although her lapse into his control again angered me it was important for Peter to know that he was a product of a real loving relationship. The sexual details were a bit much but sex helps to sell books. Photos of Annie, Eamonn and Peter included in the book help the reader to grasp the reality of the relationship. Photos of other family members who supported her through her rough times are also included.
Descriptions of Ireland were particularly interesting to me having traveled there recently. Her writings of the city of Dublin, the towns of Killarny and Kinsale, and the narrow winding roads, the hills, the mist, and the sheep brought back memories. Aug 06, Pete rated it really liked it. No-one comes out of this book well, least of all the neurotic, over-blown narrator. Such detail about colitis, anal and periods and then such matter-of-fact brevity about several suicide attempts. This book is a mad ride and you never know where the mentalist bint is going to go next!
I can't say I truly "liked" this book, as it was a sad story of a reality that should not have played out the way that it did. It is a thought provoking book which left many things to ponder about humanity. Jan 28, Kit rated it it was ok.
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