Book Reviews of Whoredom in Kimmage : The Private Lives of Irish Women

Whoredom in Kimmage : The Private Lives of Irish Women
Whoredom in Kimmage The Private Lives of Irish Women
Author: Rosemary Mahoney
ISBN-13: 9780385474504
ISBN-10: 0385474504
Publication Date: 8/1/1994
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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The back cover says "Writing with a fondness ... Mahoney vividly portrays a still-superstitious, class-ridden country belatedly stumbling into modernity." I wonder, as off-shore jobs have come to Ireland how much it has changed. In any case, this is a wonderful read of Rosemary Mahoneys' beautiful writing.
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Mahoney's in-depth study of her subject is striking and she captures a part of Irish culture that exists on an almost sub-terrainean level.
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Another book which took a week to read - normally I read a book like this within two days. This one however had so much to say, and had so much details. There were no 'fillers' which so many stories have just to 'pad the pages'.

Very keen view of Irish life and customs. Book just tells it like it is without passing judgement or anything. Some of the life stlyes and customs are kinda sad, some are just funny as all get-out. Some are carry-overs from the church, and some are new having been won after many years of struggle.

Always wanted to go to Ireland and visit, this book gave insight as to how the small village people live and also lets you know that the Yanks are always welcomed there...

It's a hard read but very enjoyable.

Recommended. I gave it 4-1/2 Stars....
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An insight into the Irish society during the 70's and 80's.