Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

The Ghosts of Belfast is published in Great Britain as The Twelve. This is an astonishing debut novel and I personally hope to be able to read quite a lot more by Stuart Neville.

Gerry Fegan is an ex-IRA hit man. He is being haunted by twelve ghosts of innocent people that he killed. The ghosts want revenge and Gerry wants redemption. I found this book extremely compelling and often disturbing. I also found it to be enlightening about a part of Irish history that I have heard quite a lot about. This is an amazing work of fiction but I still feel like I understand more about the people who were involved in this time in history.

I don't want to give any more of the storyline away. However, I think it's a book well worth reading!

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