Irregulars: A Sean O'Keefe Novel

Irregulars: A Sean O'Keefe Novel

Irregulars A Sean O Keefe Novel Dublin as civil war sets brother against brother and Free State and Republican death squads stalk the streets of Dublin demobbed RIC man Sean O Keefe is hired by one of Monto s most powerful b

  • Title: Irregulars: A Sean O'Keefe Novel
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9781848402270
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dublin, 1922, as civil war sets brother against brother and Free State and Republican death squads stalk the streets of Dublin, demobbed RIC man Sean O Keefe is hired by one of Monto s most powerful brothel owners to search for her missing son Hired to find the boy amid the tumult and terror of a country at war with itself, O Keefe soon discovers that the story is not asDublin, 1922, as civil war sets brother against brother and Free State and Republican death squads stalk the streets of Dublin, demobbed RIC man Sean O Keefe is hired by one of Monto s most powerful brothel owners to search for her missing son Hired to find the boy amid the tumult and terror of a country at war with itself, O Keefe soon discovers that the story is not as simple as it first seemed, and that sometimes the truth can depend on whose side you are on.

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    Irregulars is the second Sean O’Keefe story, set a couple of years after Peeler, during the Irish civil war. Like Peeler, the story is multi-layered and nuanced, capturing the convoluted national politics and family allegiances of the time. And by demobbing O’Keefe and having him search for a politically-motivated and adventure-seeking teenager, the plot allows McCarthy to portray the vast social differences between the well-to-do and the slums, as well take a relative impartial path through [...]

    This story takes place amidst the backdrop of the 1922 Irish Civil War. There is a battle for supremacy between the Free State supporters and the Republicans or Irregulars.It's been five months since Sean O'Keefe was demobbed from the RIC, he is no longer a Peeler and he spends his time drinking whisky and betting, he's disillusioned, his father is ailing and Sean is just drifting along without purpose.However, when he becomes aware that his father owes the local brothel owner an unspecified deb [...]

    Just as good, if not better, than the first Sean O'Keefe novel. Great, believable, multifaceted characters and a really interesting perspective on Irish history, this time the civil war that followed the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921. The language can be difficult to decipher at times but it provides a level of authenticity that I loved. McCarthy also writes vivid descriptions of the devastating effects of poverty on the Irish people.

    This is a follow up novel to Peeler. It finds Sean O'Keefe a few years after the end of Peeler. When I first started the novel, I was a little disappointed not to find the original set of characters. That soon disappeared with the introduction of the people now populating Sean's world and the new challenges he is facing.Against the back drop of the Irish Civil War,Sean has to keep a promise. Just Albert is so well written I have a visual of him and who would play him if a movie were ever made.Be [...]

    Picking up a few years after the last novel featuring Sean O'Keefe. With the RIC no longer in operation O'Keefe has returned home to Dublin with the country in the grip of Civil War. Trying to keep a low profile from some of those who still carry a grudge against the former Crown forces he finds himself having to repay a debt owed by his father to a local brothel madame. Reluctantly agreeing to help locate her son he has to descend into the underworld of Dublin. Neither the forces of the new Iri [...]

    Excellent; well-written, intricate plot, interesting depictions of myriad characters and of the historical events of the period. It's a brutal and violent book, reflecting both the emotional and the physical truth of those very turbulent times, though hard to read at times. One caveat, but: I had my doubts about Sean's ability to move about, or even survive, following a couple of his beatings. He would have been in poor shape after his months of dissipated living.

    We went through Ireland's War of Independence in the company of O'Keefe in Peelers, but now the RIC has been disbanded and he's out of a job, he's up in Dublin trying to remain uninvolved in the Civil WarHunched over a pint too many in Slattery's Bar in Rathmines, he's roused by bullets shattering the mirror in the bar

    Very good writing, detailed, descriptive style that takes us to Ireland of the 1920's & the complex civil strife that is reaching the boiling point. The murder of a young woman plays out in this back drop with a host of seedy characters & authorities who all have an agenda.

    Excellent. That is what I think. Peeler was one of my favs and I have been waiting for the return of Mr. O'Keefe. Not disappointed - in the story or the story telling. Want to remember this tale and these words: 'He curses his father, and regrets it, and then does not.'

    Read this on holiday, was a cracking read, well written and excellent plot. I'll be looking for more Kevin McCarthy.

    Great story A different take on the troubles too be sure. I would hope to hear more of Sean and good ole Finch in the future.

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