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Charming Billy: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)
Charming Billy A Novel - Picador Modern Classics
Author: Alice McDermott
Billy Lynch?s family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming sorrow, a complex portrait emerges of an enigmatic man, a loyal friend, a beloved husband, an incurable alcoholic. Alice McDermott?s striking nove...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781250058324
ISBN-10: 1250058325
Publication Date: 10/7/2014
Pages: 256
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Picador Modern Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Charming Billy: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) on + 337 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A graceful tale, an extended wake and reflection on the life of a man. Poignant, well-written characters, can't exactly say it was a pleasure to read but the author is very skilled in helping us see a man's life -- the joys, the despairs, the rejection.
reviewed Charming Billy: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Good ol' Irish immigrant story set in NY. The story is beautiful and sad. Floats between the past and the present with each character.
reviewed Charming Billy: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I actually thought this book dragged on waaay to much. About half-way through the book I realized that I didn't care about the characters.

I don't recommend this book.
reviewed Charming Billy: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Book in excellent condition. This story will touch your heart. A secret between friends changes their lives forever. Billy's tragic sorrow juxtaposed against his ability to be generous and charming to everyone he meets makes him a true hero.
reviewed Charming Billy: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) on + 25 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I couldn't get into this book at all. I found it a little strange and boring. The characters were lame, the topic was weird, the setting was boring and the story didn't seem to grab me. I strated the book about 4 times and honestly couldn't finish the book.
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