The Last Weekend of the Summer by Peter Murphy
Published: 28 August 2018 by The Story Plant
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
Verdict: An overwhelming piece of peace and joy to the readers.
Hi everyone! I’m pleased to say that this book is part of a blog tour, in which my stop is today, and I’m excited! You know why? Because I’ve GIVEAWAY of this beautiful book for you all! Yes! There will be 5 winners of one (1) copy of LAGAN LOVE by Peter Murphy. The giveaway begins on September 1, 2018 and runs through November 1, 2018. I can’t wait for you all to read! So, scroll down the page to find the link and click right away!
That said, I did have a god time reading this literary Fiction, and here’s what the plot looks like.
They have been coming to their grandmother Gloria’s lake cottage since they were babies. Now Johnnie and Buddy have families of their own and C.C. has a life full of adult drama and adventure. And this trip – the only stated purpose of which is to bring the family together for the last weekend of the summer – seems full of portent.
Gloria has been hinting that there’s more on the agenda than grilling and swimming, and when the three siblings learn that their estranged father will also be in attendance, it becomes clear that this weekend will have implications that last far beyond the final days of the season.
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Peter Murphy was born in Killarney where he spent his first three years before his family had to move to Dublin. Growing up in the verdant braes of Templeogue, Peter was schooled by the De La Salle brothers in Churchtown where he played rugby for “The Wine and Gold.” He also played football (soccer) in secret! After that, he graduated and studied the Humanities in Grogan’s under the guidance of Scot’s corner and the bar staff, Paddy, Tommy and Sean. Murphy financed his education by working summers on the buildings sites of London. He also tramped the roads of Europe playing music and living without a care in the world.
He has published five novels so far and has begun work on a new one. Nowadays, he lives in beautiful Lisbon with his wife Eduarda and their well-read dog, Baxter.
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To start with it, this is very short book. But that doesn’t stop the author from conveying what he intended to say. Having read numerous domestic noirs, this book is all about the story of a dysfunctional family, so if you find the characters to be irritating and pounded upon, then you’re probably enjoying it. There is a reason I hooked myself with this book. It is because, I love reading a book that conveys some message in it, especially when it involves a family, relationships and marriage. it just makes me think and realize, what if it’s my family? How do I deal with it? Maybe this book will help!
There are secrets, hurt, anger, jealousies, betrayal, misunderstandings, unspoken conversations, remission, and tenderness in every family, which are perfectly narrated as fictional characters through some sensitive writing. Speaking of writing, I must warn you about the abrupt ending and a rather blunt climax, that made me refuse to shut the book. If you’re going to choose reading this one, then you must keep your mind open for suggestions and hints for a better climax.
A touching, incisive view into the dynamics of a family on the verge of change and filled with characters both distinctive and utterly relatable, THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER is a rich, lyrical reading experience that will resonate in your heart.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange of my honest review. All opinions are my own.