History of the Rain
by Niall Williams
2014/ 368 pages
read by Jennifer McGrath 11h 29m
rating – 8 / Irish humor – fiction
This is a story about tales, folk tales, biographical tales, literary tales, make-believe tales and historical tales, etc. There’s some realism and some magical realism here, there are jokes and tall tales. It’s kind of lovely in a ways, but I had to get in about 100 pages to appreciate it.
Actually, I got started and I listened and listened and finally realized that this was probably a really excellent book which was going straight through my ears. So at about half way, I restarted the whole thing. – There’s something going on here about salmon and fishing and water and Ireland and so on that just wasn’t clicking – in all likelihood because I’m not the least bit Irish. >>>>MORE>>>>