Recently I find myself revisiting and rethinking some of my blog posts. Here's something I want to add to what I said earlier about Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin. I liked a lot of things about this book, but the most interesting was Toibin's depiction of early 1950's Brooklyn. He obviously did a lot of research, and I enjoyed reading about Eilis's life in a boarding house, and her job at a Brooklyn department store.
My complaints about this book had more to do with it not living up to the hype, rather than anything to do with the story itself. The book is not boring, and is definitely worth reading, especially if you like stories about Irish village life, and New York in the 1950's.