Wind & Clouds
Hidden Inheritance

The Dirty Dust

The Dirty Dust: Cré na CilleThe Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Looking for Irish books to read, I couldn't resist the set up of this one. A village graveyard and all the characters are the corpses, continuing all their arguments with each other in perpetuity. And Colm Toibin claiming it to be the best book ever written in the Irish language, now finally translated into English.

And the book is filled with funny moments. But it is a little long. Some of the repetition of conversation is tiring, plus not a lot really happens. As new people enter the graveyard, the conversations change. Some corpses want to be left to rest in peace. Others want to continuing growing and developing and educating themselves, now that they have the time. Others simply want to harp on the same things they always have.

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