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The Glorious Heresies

The Glorious Heresies - Lisa McInerney 3.5 Stars
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney has left lost for words and my thoughts were all over the place on finishing this novel. This is a story set among the criminal and drug worlds of Cork in Ireland and is certainly not for the feint hearted as it is at times brutal, coarse and hard hitting and yet the writing is brilliant and the humour is Irish to the core.

I would never have picked up this novel if it hadn't won the Baileys price for fiction as neither the blurb or the cover appealed to me and I had passed it by on numerous occasions.

The story is shocking, funny, dark, gritty, sordid and very brutal in places and yet the writing is brilliant and I found myself laughing out loud, cringing and totally torn on my feelings for this cast of dislikable characters during this novel.

I listened to this one on audible and what a fantastic narration it was, as the Cork accent was just perfection and the narrator was amazing and added so much to this book that I am not sure I would have finished a printed copy as the book is quite depressing in places.
I don't think I will ever be able to visit Cork again in fear of running into these despicable characters.

I cant recommend this book for everyone as some readers may be offended by its content and language and yet Lisa McInerney sure has a way with words and a talent for writing and I can see why she was awarded the 2016 Baileys women's prize for fiction and I will certainly look forward her next offering.