Saturday, 2 July 2011

Lagan Love - Peter Murphy

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lagan Love
Peter Murphy
Fiction Studio, June 7 2011, $16.95
ISBN: 978-1936558124

Ireland has a history of poetic tellings of Celtic mythology, and Lagan Love, Peter Murphy's debut novel, is clearly rooted in this tradition. Filled with a fierce and evocative emotional depth, Lagan Love takes the reader on a journey that speaks to their heart. Murphy has created a beautiful story of love, loss, and redemption which transcends the pages. The prose is musical, there is a magic in the dialog between the well-defined characters as well as Murphy's description of Ireland in the eighties. Lagan Love is unforgettable, a novel that sticks with you days after finishing it. Peter Murphy has written a masterpiece, and put himself firmly on my must-buy list. One of my favorite reads this year.