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One of the sff books set in Ireland that has been on my list for many years and which I got off Bookmooch back in the days when Bookmooch actually worked. It starts as a fairly standard tale of alien intrusion into our world (northwestern Ireland in this case) and the two young people who find themselves caught up in it, complete with stock scene of bellicose American general wanting to nuke the problem. But the author's reluctance to give proper names to most of the settings and incidental characters made it feel a bit unmoored, and the twist at the end as the viewpoint character discovers his own place in the scheme of things was not executed or explained terribly elegantly. Not a terrible book but not one I'll be recommending either.

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yea_mon
Jan. 8th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
complete with stock scene of bellicose American general wanting to nuke the problem

Tangential, but this reminds me of the time I was chatting to a Belfast cabbie whose dad was up in the RUC. He recounted a tale of how his dad was working with Americans re the Troubles in the 70s - the Americans couldn't understand why the RUC didn't just "Blow the hell out of the place". His reply: "We live here too!". A bit of a Vietnam influence I guess!
peadarog
Jan. 8th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
On a tangent to your tangent... One of David Feintuch's near-future SF books has the IRA nuking Belfast. Your line "We live here too!" comes to mind...
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