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    PDF READ The Fire Starters Northern Irish writer Jan Carson spins a offbeat and beguiling tale set in a East Belfast with its history of sectarianism where the ghosts and DNA of its past conflicts infiltrates the present Social realism is blended with the colour and magic of the fantastical in the summer of the tall fires incendiary sparks that grow threatening to consume a Belfast with its growing tribe of the rebellious young They are following and emulating the

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    PDF READ The Fire Starters Summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jan Carson Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary For whatever reason I never tire of reading about the Troubles but The Fire Starters is not your average 'Troubles book' Set in modern day East Belfast Jan Carson imagines a series of fires that break out throughout the city initiated by an enigmatic figure referred to as the Fire Starter who revels in the blood lust that his havoc causes Amidst this violence we have two fathers Sammy Agnew an old man and former paramilitary and

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    PDF READ The Fire Starters Jan Carson’s The Fire Starters examines fatherhood in a really interesting way The novel follows two separate narrative strands – both set in East Belfast but one is a realistic look at criminal elements and the other is a fantastical tale involving children with supernatural abilities These two stories occasionally connect only to glance off each other like billiard balls remaining mostly self contained

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    Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary Summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jan Carson PDF READ The Fire Starters I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This book given the very recent events in Derry f

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    Summary The Fire Starters PDF READ The Fire Starters Every year Belfast gets set alightSeriously just google Belfast and Bonfires and you will see unbelievably high pyres just ready to be lit every year on 12 JulyIt’s within this premeditated destructiveness that the story

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    PDF READ The Fire Starters 35 starsJen Carson is an exceptional writer The Fire Starters has some of the most vivid immersive descriptions of a city and its ethos that I've read in a long time In the hands of Jan Carson East Belfast becomes a city tha

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    PDF READ The Fire Starters Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary In brief This is an odd book It's well written but it is somewhat off the wall Aspects I simply loved aspects were strange aspects didn't work for meIn fullThis is set in a Belfast that seems uite recognisable with its se

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    Summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jan Carson PDF READ The Fire Starters As I stated in my last wrap up I read a lot of solid books By this I mean that the novels were good and I liked t

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    Summary The Fire Starters PDF READ The Fire Starters Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary It took me a little while to get on board with the style of The Fire Starters Barney Norris described it as fizzing with energy which about sums it up The style feels a little stream of consciousness at times too a little frenetic

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    Summary The Fire Starters Summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Jan Carson Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary Absolutely loved The Fire Starters Maybe it was all the references to Connswater Tesco where I used to do my shopping though it was

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Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary Free read The Fire Starters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Dr Jonathan Murray fears his new born daughter might not be as harmless as she seemsSammy Agnew is wrestling with his dark past and fears the violence in his blood lurks. Jan Carson s The Fire Starters examines fatherhood in a really interesting way The novel follows two separate narrative strands both set in East Belfast but one is a realistic look at criminal elements and the other is a fantastical tale involving children with supernatural abilities These two stories occasionally connect only to glance off each other like billiard balls remaining mostly self contained It s a very odd juxtaposition but one which surprisingly works wellEach story follows a father who fears his child believing them to be powerful malevolent and destructive In one Sammy believes his twenty something son is the anonymous Fire Starter a rogue individual who has attracted a large online following and is inciting them to commit a series of devastating arsons known as the Tall Fires throughout the city In the other single dad Jonathan is convinced that his infant daughter is a mythological creature with the potential to do great harm he discovers a support group for parents of similarly afflicted kids with a range of bizarre abilities These two men s lives seem worlds apart but each is grappling with similar fears anxieties uestions of heredity and how best to love their monstrous childrenJonathan s fear of his baby daughter manifests in strange ways but his emotional and sleep deprived state is believable By embodying parental worries in a fantastical conceit Carson allows us to look at them aslant and by juxtaposing a separate completely realistic storyline drives the point home further still Parenthood is weird and causes grown adults to behave in ways that are hardly rational sometimes Newborn babies are such strange and wondrous creatures they might well seem to us like mythological beings A world that was safe and comfortable becomes suddenly menacing and full of dangers once you have a tiny human to protectThe other aspect of this novel that worked really well for me is Carson s prose There are some terrific zoomed out descriptions of Belfast and its inhabitants and of the fires cutting a swathe through the city These are so vivid and brilliantly done I just had to stop and read them over again Its hybrid nature makes this a tricky book to recommend but if you are open to something a bit different do give it a go 4 stars

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The Fire Starters

Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary Free read The Fire Starters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub To blur who will these two fathers choose to protectDark propulsive and thrillingly original this tale of fierce familial love and sacrifice fizzes with magic and wonder. It took me a little while to get on board with the style of The Fire Starters Barney Norris described it as fizzing with energy which about sums it up The style feels a little stream of consciousness at times too a little frenetic But as the novel progresses it becomes evident that this fits the narrative fires are raging across Belfast faster than they can be put outSet in east Belfast the story focuses mostly on two men worried about their children and what they might be capable of one Jonathan who is concerned about his newborn daughter and the other Sammy is worried about his adult sonI d agree with another uote from the blurb too that this is fiercely original At times it is grittily real at others there are magical elements Recommended Thank you Netgalley and Random House UKTransworld Publishers for the advance copy which was provided in exchange for an honest review

Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary

Jan Carson ´ 9 Summary Free read The Fire Starters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In his son tooThe city is in flames and the authorities are losing control As matters fall into frenzy and as the lines between fantasy and truth right and wrong begin. 35 starsJen Carson is an exceptional writer The Fire Starters has some of the most vivid immersive descriptions of a city and its ethos that I ve read in a long time In the hands of Jan Carson East Belfast becomes a city that is at once recognizable and uniue one that somehow feels both familiar in its everyday mundanities and yet utterly distinct in its particular uirks All of this is to say Carson renders the setting of her novel with a masterful balance between the sprawling and the specific And yet this is no portrait of a uaint inert city East Belfast and by extension the people in it is subject to tensions that threaten to uite literally boil over The characters of the The Fire Starters find themselves embroiled in circumstances that seem unexpected and yet strangely inevitable On the one hand there is Sammy Agnew who finds his violent past from the Troubles unearthed and he believes mutated into a far dangerous form in his son s actions On the other there is Jonathan Murray a man whose past has unlike Sammy s been painfully empty and impressionless Together these two men s narratives coalesce into a narrative about fatherhood masculinity and intergenerational relationships how do fathers think of their identities in relation to their children s especially their sons how does a particular conception of masculinity in East Belfast relate to a particular kind of violence how does violence seep from one generation to the next and how does it mutate between those generations In so doing Carson depicts a milieu in which the momentous is often noticed and known but not necessarily acknowledged It becomes not so much a matter of things unseen but rather things left unsaid despite them having been seen In other words a milieu in which silence pervadesThroughout all this Carson pays particular attention to names the ways in which something once named becomes Something a sudden representative of the essence of some kind of phenomenon or event one that is almost destined to prove inadeuate to the task of that representation Names fall short in The Fire Starters they obfuscate rather than clarifyThis is Belfast This is not BelfastBetter to avoid calling anything a spade in this city Better to avoid names and places dates and second names In this city names are like points on a map or words worked in ink They are trying too hard to pass for truth In this city truth is a circle from one side and a suare from the otherThe Troubles is too less a word for all of this It is a word for minor inconveniences such as overdrawn bank accounts slow punctures a woman s time of the month It is not a violent word The Troubles is always written with a capital T as if it were an event as the Battle of Hastings is an event with a fixed beginning and end a point on the calendar year History will no doubt prove it is actually a verb an action that can be done to people over and over again like stealing The only thing is I wanted to feel strongly about these characters As cliche as it sounds my favourite character of this novel was East Belfast and really considering the amount of time we spend learning about the conditions of the city from a kind of literary bird s eye view it is absolutely its own character That said I wanted to feel attached to the two main characters Sammy and Jonathan I definitely cared about their struggles and anxieties but I also didn t feel like like they had 100% of my sympathy Regardless The Fire Starters is an impressive novel with even impressive writing Jan Carson is definitely a writer to look out for Thanks so much to Transworld IrelandPenguin Books UK for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Fire Starters
  • Jan Carson
  • en
  • 09 May 2019
  • 9781781620465