I read this book because I recently watched a movie trailer for it. If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. I always try to read the book before I watch the movie (trailer coming soon). I’ve also had my eye on this book for years. I think I may even own it. It was on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and I know it was raved about. Colm is a fairly famous author and is getting some recognition for Nora Webster, his newest novel.
Brooklyn was written in a very interesting way. Long sentences with lots of superfluous language. And yet all of a sudden something you think would have been described in detail is just skipped over. Baffling. The audiobook went quickly though (only 6 discs) and I enjoyed the ending he gave. However, had it ended the other way I would have been pissed.