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Book Title: Lies of Silence|
The author of the book: Brian Moore
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Loaded: 1948 times
Reader ratings: 7.7
Date of issue: November 19th 1992
ISBN 13: 9780099998105
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.29 MB
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This was my final book from the 1990 Booker shortlist, which I have been reading as part of a project by The Mookse and the Gripes group. It is a gripping and horrific tale of a hotel manager caught up in an IRA plot.
Michael Dillon is the manager of a Belfast hotel which is due to host a loyalist firebrand who must be modelled on Ian Paisley. He is planning to leave his wife and go to England with a young Canadian, when he is visited at home by masked IRA terrorists who demand that he leaves his car (which they have armed with a bomb) outside the hotel, while they hold his wife hostage with the threat to kill her if he does not comply. The book follows the moral dilemmas that they face. It is not a long book, but it is very difficult to put down.
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Read information about the authorBrian Moore (1921–1999) was born into a large, devoutly Catholic family in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His father was a surgeon and lecturer, and his mother had been a nurse. Moore left Ireland during World War II and in 1948 moved to Canada, where he worked for the Montreal Gazette, married his first wife, and began to write potboilers under various pen names, as he would continue to do throughout the 1950s.
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955, now available as an NYRB Classic), said to have been rejected by a dozen publishers, was the first book Moore published under his own name, and it was followed by nineteen subsequent novels written in a broad range of modes and styles, from the realistic to the historical to the quasi-fantastical, including The Luck of Ginger Coffey, An Answer from Limbo, The Emperor of Ice Cream, I Am Mary Dunne, Catholics, Black Robe, and The Statement. Three novels—Lies of Silence, The Colour of Blood, and The Magician’s Wife—were short-listed for the Booker Prize, and The Great Victorian Collection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
After adapting The Luck of Ginger Coffey for film in 1964, Moore moved to California to work on the script for Alfred Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain. He remained in Malibu for the rest of his life, remarrying there and teaching at UCLA for some fifteen years. Shortly before his death, Moore wrote, “There are those stateless wanderers who, finding the larger world into which they have stumbled vast, varied and exciting, become confused in their loyalties and lose their sense of home. I am one of those wanderers.”
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