A unique depiction of Western Ireland and all it’s rarities through the eyes of an arguably trippy John Lennon guided by his unfiltered thoughts and wild imagination –
An absolute delight to read.
Kevin Barry perfectly captures Lennon’s elderly wisdom, boyish wit, and childlike vulnerability as he takes him on a series of misadventures in an attempt to reach his remote island where he can “scream his fucking lungs out” in peace and solitude.
The author succeeds like no other in blurring the lines between fact and fiction, and the result is a lyrical masterpiece that John Lennon himself might very well have enjoyed.
And maybe he will – someday – when the waves settle over Clew Bay and the voices cease to torment, and one hand grips the Dorinish grass while the other clenches the bestselling novel and finally, fully, & freely he laughs, and he laughs, and he laughs. 🙃
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