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Popular The Salesman Creat Joseph O'Connor is a Book There is than one author with this nameJoseph O Connor was born in Dublin He is the author of the novels Cowboys and Indians short listed for the Whitbread Prize , Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls, as well as a number of bestselling works of non fiction.He was recently voted Irish Writer of the Decade by the readers of Hot Press magazine He broadcasts a popular weekly radio diary on RTE s Drivetime With Mary Wilson and writes regularly for The Guardian Review and The Sunday Independent In 2009 he was the Harman Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Baruch College, the City University of New York.. It Is The Hottest Summer In Dublin s History, and Billy Sweeney, a middle aged salesman with a failed marriage, a faltering career and a tumbledown house, has than the weather on his mind His youngest daughter lies in a coma in the hospital, following a mysterious attack Devastated by the unfolding consequences of that terrible night, frustrated by officialdom, andIt Is The Hottest Summer In Dublin s History, and Billy Sweeney, a middle aged salesman with a failed marriage, a faltering career and a tumbledown house, has than the weather on his mind His youngest daughter lies in a coma in the hospital, following a mysterious attack Devastated by the unfolding consequences of that terrible night, frustrated by officialdom, and failed by the system, Billy finally tires of seeking legal justice He decides to take the law into his own hands, but when his plans go spectacularly wrong, the results are terrifying, often hilarious, and in the end, unforgetabble.. Good Books The Salesman Absolutely beautiful…Set in Dublin Ireland 1994, the town is infested with drug addicts and crime is at its peak… We follow Billy, a salesman whose only daughter ends up in a coma after a dastardly robbery. The culprits are apprehended and set to be a charged in court but on the day of the sentence the gang leader escapes. Billy decides to take justice into his own hand by tracing the young culprit’s every move as he plans his revenge. But soon things spiral out of control in a very disastrous way. One small decision can ruin everything or make it better? You have to read to find out.The narration style was executed flawlessly and the main protagonist voice was so strong that you instantly felt a connection from page one. We got to understand him on such an emotional level from his youth all the way to his current life, it almost felt like opening a very personal diary & I applaud the author for building that connection with the reader.Billy was an alcoholic and the author managed to get me into the mindset of an alcoholic. It was interesting character study especially when he mentioned how most addicts don’t even like the taste of alcohol, that to function in their everyday life they had to indulge in it. I have had some personal experience with alcoholics and I am always looking for material that discusses that topic, he captured it very well in the sense of how lonely of a life it is and how the loss oneself and loved ones is inevitable. It also influenced his decision making in a really drastic way, some situations in the book escalated quickly and leaving the reader wondering… “How will this get resolved?”The writing style was sharp and had a dark atmosphere about it & meshed so well with the characters and plot. My interest in the story was always strong because every sentence added to the story. The characters developed so well and formed such strong bonds that just made the experience of the book that much better. The dialogue and how the characters were written made them literally jump out of the page, some even had that deep Irish accent which I read out loud because it was so amusing.This is a much-underrated book, that has so much to offer and I feel that everyone should try it, seriously stop reading this review and add it NOW!!!! *please*… Have you ever just started a book and you knew deep down that this will already be your favourite…I got a little emotional towards the end because the story resonated so well with me & thank God for thrift stores because I found one of the best reads of 2016. If you have read this tell me so we can freaking talk about it.P.S. Added bonus there is a Beatles concert in the book, it was absolutely fantasticGOODREADS    TWITTER  INSTAGRAM   TUMBLR
The Salesman Aug , The name of the film Salesman have coincident meanings at the same word one of the meaning is pertaining to the first role actor in theater who his occupation have to sales somethings in term of managing his life poorly and another meaning is affiliated with a woman ex tenant of the apartment who sales her body in an inappropriate way for making money intentionally. The Salesman Forushande Rotten Tomatoes Jan , Deeply philosophical with human entanglements, culture, tradition, class and morality, The Salesman is a complex drama with a great narrative pull that is a richly rewarding experience July , Watch The Salesman Prime Video This movie centers on a married couple, who are amateur actors performing the play Death of a Salesman, and how their lives change after they move into an apartment that used to be occupied by a prostitute Admittedly, I m not the most cultured and have only seen foreign films my entire life, two from this director. The Salesman film More items The Salesman movie review film summary Roger Ebert Jan , When a friend asked if it was realistic that Asghar Farhadi s new, Oscar nominated The Salesman shows an Iranian company staging Arthur Miller s Death of a Salesman a play by an American Jew I replied that such things are common, as are presentations of works by Americans such as Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and Sam Shepard.

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    There is than one author with this nameJoseph O Connor was born in Dublin He is the author of the novels Cowboys and Indians short listed for the Whitbread Prize , Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls, as well as a number of bestselling works of non fiction.He was recently voted Irish Writer of the Decade by the readers of Hot Press magazine He broadcasts a popular weekly radio diary on RTE s Drivetime With Mary Wilson and writes regularly for The Guardian Review and The Sunday Independent In 2009 he was the Harman Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Baruch College, the City University of New York.

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  • Absolutely beautiful Set in Dublin Ireland 1994, the town is infested with drug addicts and crime is at its peak We follow Billy, a salesman whose only daughter ends up in a coma after a dastardly robbery The culprits are apprehended and set to be a charged in court but on the day of the sentence the gang leader escapes Billy decides to take justice into his own hand by tracing the young culprit s every move as he plans his revenge But soon things spiral out of control in a very disastrous way O [...]


  • This is my favourite book of all time They way in which the story unfolds and the relationship between the two main characters is amazing and very gripping I found this book to be an emotional roller coaster which actually made me cry, lovely book and superbly written.


  • Loved it and hated it in turns Definitely not a feel good read I loved the style of writing, but could not care for the main characters A compulsive, repulsive page turner of a book.


  • A good salesman will swear to things he knows not to be true Set in Dublin, Billy Sweeney is the salesman a man with a litany of loss and failure in his life His wife, Grace, has left him, his step daughter is in Sydney, and his other daughter, Maeve whom he raised through her rebellious teenage years, is in a coma after an attack by some young thugs Sweeney is a tenuously recovering alcoholic, who writes this story as a series of diary entries to his daughter Maeve Writing a diary is part of th [...]


  • I loved this book Not what you d call a feel good read, but I look for than that from a book anyway The main characters, although far from likeable, are nevertheless intriguing and the storyline is not predictable Suffice to say that when I found myself awake in the middle of the night, as I often do, I couldn t resist the urge to read a few pages which invariably led to me reading for an hour I love this man s writing style too what could you want.




  • Recensione completa nel blog EC_Shivers ecshivers 2017 09 19 il r Il rappresentante in questione Billy Sweeney, un comune venditore di antenne paraboliche, con un passato da ex alcolizzato, un matrimonio fallito e due figli Un uomo come tanti, che vive giorno per giorno, senza sogni, n prospettive.Un giorno d estate per , la stazione di benzina dove lavora sua figlia Maeve viene presa d assalto da un gruppo di giovani, e rapinata La ragazza finisce in coma in condizioni disperate.Da quel momento [...]


  • Nemohu ci, e by m Obchodn k zas hl tolik jako Hv zda mo , ale kniha to byla velmi siln a zvl tn strhuj c , a koli vlastn popisuje drsn a surov p b h O Connor nemluv v jinotaj ch, ani si nelibuje v krkolomn ch jazykov ch konstrukc ch, naopak je velmi p m a up mn Nejv ce si cen m jeho schopnosti vypr v t p b h prost ch lid , kter nepoj m ernob l Kniha mne sv m d jem vt hla, a koli nepopisuje dnou z postav jako postavu vylo en kladnou Kdo je vlastn Billy Je to alkoholik, kter sv m pit m rozvr til s [...]


  • I really didn t enjoy this book I disliked the main character and the plot seemed completely implausible I loved Star of the Sea so I really expected better, very disappointing


  • Maeve, la figlia di Billy Sweeney, in coma L hanno aggredita tre balordi durante una rapina Non si sveglier pi probabilmente, o magari s , chiss Nella cattolicissima Irlanda ti insegnano ad aver fede e a sperare E ti insegnano il perdono, anche Sar per questo che quando si trova di fronte alla possibilit di farsi giustizia da solo, Sweeney, indugia, si ferma, specchia la sua disperazione e i suoi fallimenti come insegnante, come marito in quelli del carnefice della figlia.Sono belli i personaggi [...]


  • Challenging but also gripping A very dark plot that just seems to get darker, but written so well that it s always an enjoyable read Perhaps enjoyable isn t the right word but it s a great book I d read and enjoyed the Star of the Sea and shall be reading of Mr O Connor s oevre.It s a book of two halves as well the first concerning a man s descent, interwoven with flashbacks so that by the time we get to the second half we know all we can about Billy Sweeney The plot of the second half does cha [...]


  • This is a great story It s about a man in Dublin who suffers a shocking loss and in an effort to deal with it he starts to keep a journal, his journal is the book The story s so well told you ll be laughing out loud at some of the characters and their carrying on and their expressions but you ll also be afraid to turn the page at times for fear of what s going to happen next, but you will turn the page because you couldn t not go on reading It s an affecting story marvellously told by O Connor.


  • My friend Bridget loaned me this book It s an Irish story, which almost always tells me it s not going to be a happy, Pollyanna romp It has been one of the most unique books I ve ever read the protagonist has undergone transformation and violent change, he s not such a nice guy, and yet you still identify with him and you want to believe it s all going to turn out alright As predicted, it s a sad ending did you see that it was Irish , but SUCH a good story and fabulous, complex characters.


  • Pomsta sice mo n chutn nejl pe za studena, ale to nesm te b t slaboch, kter ne a ne ud lat ten posledn krok.Nekomick fra ka ve spojen s prvot dn psychologi postav Co vzhledem k jednomu zvratu je sakra zapot eb , jeliko kdekoli jinde by to byl ten nejv c ul tl moment, ale tady to vyzn tak p irozen , a si k m zda bych se ve stejn situaci nezachoval pr v jako Homer Marge Respektive zda by se tak ve v sledku nezachovala v t ina lid.


  • IncipitQuando apro il mio diario di quegli ultimi, terribili mesi dell anno scorso, a mio, trovo di nuovo conferma del fatto che Donal Quinn lo vidi per la prima volta in assoluto quella mattina di ottobre nell Aula 29 di Four Courts, dove l aria puzzava di muffa e di vecchi libri polverosi rilegati in pelleIl rappresentante incipitmania


  • I know many thought this a black story I did not find it black but like a roller coaster of emotions that compelled you to keep reading This book is not what you think it is something else You need to read it to know what I mean.This is not a feel good book but a readable compelling story.


  • Sometimes I loved reading this book, and at other times I found it dragged a bit and seemed a bit repetitive My overall opinion is that although I liked the writing style and the storyline I wished it was not quite so long winded I really enjoyed the way the story of the main character and the bad guy played out Very clever sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always unpredictable.


  • Wow Brilliant book It made me feel very uncomfortable, it s very sad and unpleasant But written in such a way that I just couldn t put it down I d hesitate to use words like gripping because that makes it sound like a cheesy airport thriller But it really is And did I mention how uncomfortable it made me feel Very uncomfortable Very uncomfortable indeed.


  • tried, and at first liked the plot that was developing, but lost interest as it took too long to unfold, and got too emotionally violent for me anyway dealing with relationships and plot itself left it halfway


  • This book made me angry The vocabulary of the writer drifted from English to Irish and back again repeatedly For example he mentions the Garda early on then refers to police later in the book Wouldn t want to soil it for readers but I won t be leaving this in my guest room.


  • A superb novel totally gripping and very moving Without giving too much away the way the relationship between the two central characters changes is alarming touching and comic I m off to read by Joseph O Connor straightaway.


  • This book was quite different from what I expected, and it was very different but it was o.k.J Robert Ewbank author John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms







  • O Connor is a gifted writer but this book is very much a great writer cutting his teeth The Star of the Sea is a masterpiece this one merely very very good



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