The Informer (E–book)

The InformerEment is not long in comingTHE INFORMER is fast highly descriptive I felt that sometimes the urge to describe everyone and everything in detail ot the better of the author his descriptive style began to resemble a Thomas Hart Benton mural with each individual a caricature of a type or a stock character The firm jaws the belonging to an average Irishwoman of the middle class he looked like a waiter thrown out of employment old agevery KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! graphic colorful but somehow cartoonish Anyway littleripes aside this is a novel that will hold your attention It hangs together very well connecting Irish history and society with a film noir atmosphere of suspense action and intrigue It catches the Dublin and the Ireland of the time now changed out of all recognition by prosperity and respectability And luck to Ireland for that I don t know when Irish literature took a somber negative depressing turn but The Infomer is a classic of that enre Brilliantly written the story of big clumsy Gypo Nolan who informs on his best childhood and adult pal and the conseuences of this F Gypo an ex policeman who takes blood money for betraying his friend and comrade O'Flaherty has created a force from whom no one is saf. Vert to their original *callings Leaders were betrayed assassinated jailed The long dream of independence came to life but in a fog of Disappointment * Leaders were betrayed assassinated jailed The long dream of independence came to life but in a fog of Disappointment Disillusion When The and disillusion When the settled all the brilliant men lay dead O Flaherty has set his novel in the politico criminal underworld of this period with a large dollop of that disillusion Nobody comes out smelling like a rose Gypo Nolan the #Main Character Harbors Great #character harbors reat strength but little brain Unlike most protagonists he thinks little The author describes his feelings or changes of mood an interesting tack to take Gypo informs on a former colleague in the Party who is promptly surrounded by the police and ets shot dead during the standoff With his 20 pound reward burning a hole in his pocket it might have been euivalent to about 20 weeks pay for a worker Gypo treats a crowd to fish and chips then drinks fights and whores iving a big part of his loot away to a sad woman he meets by chance The Party suspects Gypo who fingers an innocent man At the subseuent trial the truth comes out Gypo is locked up but escapes The denou. Informer is an enthralling revolutionary drama of the Dublin underworld and inspired the classic John Ford film In the ominous figure This was a sad tale of treachery and revenge set during the civil war There is a sort of stream of consciousness occasionally appearing and a nod to Joyce without the full commitment of a modernist style Gypo Nolan is the informer of the title Following the Irish Civil War Gypo betrays his friend Frankie and turns him in to the police for a murder Frankie committed Gypo s life is then at risk and he must protect himself from his former comrades all of whom are pretty teed of at what he didThere s a John Ford directed movie of this book that I d be curious to see The story was fine but I have a feeling the movie particularly directed by Ford would be better And I m curious to see if the ending will remain the #Same In Any Case I Ve Been Sort Of Neglectful #In any case I ve been sort of neglectful Irish authors as many of them have disappointed me most recently Donleavy s The Ginger Man Surely they re not all so craptastic Fenian Hulk Finks on Friend Fatally Fails to FleeIn the confused political situation in Ireland between 1916 and 1925 all kinds of ideologies competed common criminals took up party work only to re. The Informer is a story in which terror and treachery reign supreme as O'Flaherty unfolds his urban masterpieceSet in 1920's is a story in which terror and treachery reign supreme as O'Flaherty unfolds his urban masterpieceSet in 1920's The. ,


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