August 21, 2017

The Trick of Ga Bolga by Patrick McGinley

I was stuck on a train trawling through my Kindle for something to interest when I found The Trick of Ga Bolga. I think I bought it in one of the 99p Kindle sales.

It’s the story of an Englishman who moves to a small coastal village in Ireland during the second world war, and what happens to him there. There’s murder, and suicides, a cow, a donkey and a lot of boring food.

The Trick of Ga Bolga reads like there should be a big sub-text in there somewhere, that it says something more than is on the page. I’m not sure it does (unless I missed it), I think it’s just a view into an odd period in life. I definately won’t be reading it again.