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Confessions of a Fallen Angel

by Ronan O'Brien

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  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
Following a near-death experience as a child the narrator finds himself seeing visions of the deaths of people close to him, deaths he can't do anything about. Set in a fictional suburb of Dublin this is a story about his life and his quest to do the right thing always. The end was a shocker but works.

Interesting and there are moments of pure humour that shine out (the sequence in the library is wonderful) there are places where it seems a little forced. Still a good read, he's an author I'll keep an eye out for. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Feb 28, 2009 |
Written with that delicate and melancholy sense of inevitability which is unique to modern Irish literary novelists, this is a metaphysical examination of the phenomenon of foresight.

After a near-death experience as a child, the narrator is cursed with the ability to ‘see’ the deaths of those he loves the most, yet is unable to prevent them.

Exquisitely observed and imbued with a sad sense of magic, Confessions of a Fallen Angel is a fey, dreamy tale of the Celtic twilight, tragic, haunting and beautiful. This lyrical story is highly recommended as a grand book and a lovely read. ( )
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"Following a near-death experience as a child, the narrator becomes cursed with the ability to foresee the deaths of the people closest to him." "These visions come to him in his dreams and, following a disastrous attempt to save a friend from drowning, a series of terrifying events begins to unfold. As a young man he finds redemption in the arms of Ashling, his beautiful wife. But then the visions return..." "This is a story about one man's struggle to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances; about love lost and found and the vast range of emotions that can be weathered by the human heart. This is a story where dreams come true but where dreams can turn into nightmares; a place where true love will prevail and where death is only the beginning."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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