Smile

Smile

Book - 2017
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Just moved in to a new apartment, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from secondary school.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735273146
0735273146
Characteristics: 213 pages

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okbookgirl
Jan 12, 2018

Doyle always amazes me with his writing abilities and his empathetic way of getting into his characters' skin, and - this time - under yours! This is a short, suspenseful and very creepy book. (The brilliant cover, at least in the Canadian edition, reinforces that creepiness; it uses that paper which feels greasy and yucky to the touch.) If you prefer to think that life is all sunshine and lollipops, or you are offended by the F-word and the C-word, you might not like this. But if you want a good story written by one of the very best writers of our time, read this.

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p_snoop
Dec 26, 2017

I discovered the ingredients to coddle and griddle cake a traditional Irish breakfast. Coddle has bacon, sausage, onions, potato, fresh parsley with broth baked for hours.

The book Smile is about the serious topic "rape".

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laphampeak
Dec 25, 2017

Well crafted novel about a struggling writer, who in the present time, slowly conjures up a dark part of his past. I wanted to not like it but was compelled by the character and Doyle's slow reveal. Worth a read!

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leewardside
Nov 19, 2017

Bizarre.

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p_snoop
Dec 20, 2017

Ambition was a decision, not a trait. Page 46, Smile

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p_snoop
Dec 20, 2017

I was savaging kids who were getting younger than me by the month.

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p_snoop
Dec 25, 2017

p_snoop thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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