Rebel Streets: A Novel of the Irish Troubles

Rebel Streets A Novel of the Irish Troubles Praise for Tom Molloy s The Green Line Molloy s style is impressive in its tense self control conveying impacted emotion with a bare minimum of words The characters are vividly drawn the whole thing

  • Title: Rebel Streets: A Novel of the Irish Troubles
  • Author: Tom Molloy
  • ISBN: 9780984835911
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Praise for Tom Molloy s The Green Line Molloy s style is impressive in its tense self control, conveying impacted emotion with a bare minimum of words The characters are vividly drawn, the whole thing is painfully realistic, and Tom Molloy has made an impressive debut Publishers WeeklySet in Northern Ireland, Rebel Streets takes an unblinking look at what happensPraise for Tom Molloy s The Green Line Molloy s style is impressive in its tense self control, conveying impacted emotion with a bare minimum of words The characters are vividly drawn, the whole thing is painfully realistic, and Tom Molloy has made an impressive debut Publishers WeeklySet in Northern Ireland, Rebel Streets takes an unblinking look at what happens when ordinary people are thrust into a world of violence, extremism, and betrayal where options are few and consequences severe Without resorting to caricature or stereotypes, Tom Molloy invites the reader back to a time of religious violence known as the Troubles.Tom Molloy has driven eighteen wheelers, served as a volunteer firefighter, de iced commercial jetliners, worked as a social worker, and accompanied IRA fighters during street battles while covering the Troubles in Northern Ireland as a freelance journalist On several occasions Molloy was detained by British security forces, and was once sent on a brief stint to the infamous Castlereagh detention center, where his novel Rebel Streets opens Other books by Molloy include The Vandal and The Green Line A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Tom lives in South Portland, Maine.

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    1. Donna Davis

      This is the first novel I have read about what are referred to in Belfast as "The Troubles". The protagonist, Jimmy Fitzgerald,is a Catholic youth and a member of the IRA. Virtually all the young men in the Catholic (i.e working class)neighborhood there belong. And in the opening scene, Jimmy is being tortured. He is being treated in ways that the Geneva Convention was created to prevent, yet it doesn't. He is a "terrorist", and so he can be treated any way they like, proof or no proof. The scen [...]

    2. Laura

      *Won through a Giveaway*Highly recommended quick read for anyone interested in learning about the Irish Troubles from an author with street cred. I wasn't familiar with how the IRA operated, and this book revealed their strategy and day-to-day operations. Although the IRA are notorious for employing car bombs and Molotov cocktails, this book also showed how the British/Protestants fought dirty. The Brits may have had the resources for more sophisticated weaponry and professionally trained soldi [...]

    3. Anna Mills

      Rebel Streets can send you reeling. The book can pick you right up and throw you in the middle of those streets. Not a comfortable place to be. And what an understatement that is. This stuff did not happen in the distant past. Imagine being afraid to open your front door, being afraid to send your children to school, being afraid to live in your own neighborhood. Think about it. Imagine that this fear can become the norm. You have no other choice. Rebel Streets is so well written, but hard to re [...]

    4. Terryann

      very good history of the irish troubles. (although the irish have had a LOT Of troubles). it was a bit long on the depressing details so i had to keep putting it down and coming back. but still a good book with good characters and a good story.

    5. Sailco26

      Very eloquently written, even to the point of "flowery prose" at times. Emotionally engaging of characters on both sides of the Troubles. Very "Irish" ending, easy to see coming but wanting to read every word just the same.

    6. philip

      Dark dark story of the streets of Ireland at the height of the conflict. Very awkward and uncomfortable to read, but an important book for me who is a pacifist and yet, needs to understand what war looks like. Scared me.

    7. jgyweniverel

      My blood has a bit of 'The Green' in it, so this ancestral linked Eire Lass would love to read the history of the land she has 'some' connection with. Kissed my lucky shamrock. 'May the wind be always at your back, and in times of trial and strife, may God hold you in the palm of His hand!'.

    8. Heather G

      So sadThe troubles were such a conflicting time in history and this book captured that so well. No one was completely innocent and no one was let off the hook.

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