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Breakfast on Pluto
Breakfast on Pluto | Patrick McCabe
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Dysfunctional Ireland in all its glories is here, with humour of the blackest hue, madness and violence, hopelessly randy priests, dodgy politicians, a grand gallery of misfits culminating in McCabes hero in Breakfast on Pluto, Patrick Pussy Braden, the transvestite prostitute from the village of Tyreelin . . . Wild, hilarious, merciless and fiendishly clever Ronan Farren, Sunday Independent He is the fortunate possessor of a savage and unfettered imagination; his books . . . dissect lifes miseries with a gleaming comedic scalpel Erica Wagner, The Times It finds humour in places that other writers are afraid to look for it David Robson, Sunday Telegraph This is a savagely funny and authentically tragic novel of an Ireland in unhappy transition and beneath McCabes perfectly delivered black comedy lies an angry heart GQ Magazine Without drawing breath, McCabe mixes camp comedy with brutality, making Breakfast on Pluto both funny and deeply shocking Maxim Told with irresistible zest, brio and gaiety . . . McCabes brilliant, startling talent is to make enchantingly dashing narratives out of the most ghastly states of mind imaginable, and to induce compassion for lives which seem least to invite it . . . He is a dark genius of incongruity and the grotesque Hermione Lee, Observer
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JessClark78
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Breakfast on Pluto | Patrick McCabe
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A bit of a cheat here for #belfastchild I've only seen the movie adaptation of this '70s picaresque tale of Patrick "Kitten" Braden ("Pussy" apparently in the book) and the funny/sad/violent adventures she has through Ireland and England.

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Cinfhen Nicely played 👍🏻 3y
batsy Nice one. I was trying to find a way to use Cillian Murphy for this prompt but Murphy is from Cork, so this is perfect 😉 3y
Seshat Such a good movie. I should read the book. 3y
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quirkyreader
Breakfast on Pluto | Patrick McCabe
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TD's Sunday morning breakfast. Hot Italian sausage, Provence bread, cilantro fried eggs. I only look because I'm a vegetarian. @MrBook