Review of 'McCarthy's Bar'

McCarthy's Bar by Pete McCarthy

An interesting wander through the country of his family's origin: Ireland, or specifically, the western parts of Ireland. McCarthy takes us on a journey of discovery of himself and his estranged country. Along the way we meet many strange and interesting people, experience many strange and interesting things all along with Singapore noodles and the occasional (!) drop into the local pub. McCarthy has a way of drawing the reader into his world and his thoughts as he makes his way around the country first in a rental car then in a “tank” of a Volvo purchased specifically for the trip. The style of writing is easy to follow and the prose is very enjoyable. This novel is written from an English/Irish perspective which might lose readers of other ethnicities. A very enjoyable read.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Genre: Non-Fiction