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The Begorrathon 2015: My Favourite Irish Murders

I’ve always had an interest in the macabre and the under belly of society; there’s something appealing about it that draws me in and fascinates me. All the “bad” things we do. The morals that are broken and the horrors we commit against each other. There’s nothing like a bit of murder to get the heart pounding and the adrenalin…

The Butcher Boy

So, as part of Reading Ireland Month 2015 (a.k.a. The Begorrathon), I’m reading The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe (1992). Set in small town 1960s Ireland, The Butcher Boy tells the tale of a trouble youth named Francie Brady; covering alcoholism, mental heath problems, abuse, and murder. Sounds right up my street! For an academic look at the novel, you can…