A History of Loneliness by John Boyne


Reviewed by Marcy (Library Staff)

The story is told, true to an old Irish yarn, by the main character, Odran. His father and brother tragically died when he was young and his mother claimed he was selected to be in the priesthood. He maintained a position of honor despite the tragedy of what was going on at the time to tarnish the reputation of the Catholic priests. The story, ever-so-lightly, takes the reader mildly through the narrator’s experience – never too dramatic or too grabbing. A decent read but not greatly compelling. It leaves the reader with a sense of completion, however.

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC BOYNE)


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