The #TFBookClub reads ‘Future Popes of Ireland’ set in IRELAND

9th May 2019

Thank you for joining us as we read Future Popes of Ireland by Darragh Martin, set in IRELAND (May/June 2019).

Future Popes of Ireland

We hope you enjoy reading this whimsical pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle, a big-hearted, funny and sad novel about the messiness of love, family and belief.

We will be chatting about the book throughout May and June 2019, so if you are reading it with us, please come and join the dialogue!

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  1. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 20/05/2019 at 9:37 am

    Just finished reading this and I thought it was…. strange. Left me with very mixed feelings. I thought all the characters were good, but the storyline was rather thin and the way it was told was very confusing. There were too many viewpoint characters for me, and the way the timeline veered backwards and forwards left me dizzy. Some of the very short chapters seemed unnecessary too, there wasn’t enough in them to move the story forwards. The chapter titles, too, were puzzling, they seemed to be random words grabbed from the text.
    As for sense of place, the Irish parts of the story were brilliant at conjuring up Dublin (especially Dunluce place) and Clougheally, but the part set in New York could really have been anywhere in the world.
    Overall, I quite enjoyed reading it but was still waiting for something to happen when the book finished.


    1 Comment

    • User: andrewmorris51

      Posted on: 20/05/2019 at 10:22 am

      Hi Jane
      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on ‘Future Popes of Ireland’.
      I can understand completely how you found the structure a little confusing at times. Glad that you loved the ‘Irishness’ of the story though. The author really brought parts of Dublin to life for the reader, didn’t he!
      TF’s Andrew



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