Borstal Boy has ratings and reviews. Paul said: Autobiographical novel by Irish writer Brendan Behan. Behan was brought up in a strongly republ. 22 Mar The Behan of “Borstal Boy” (Shawn Hatosy) is another person altogether, an idealistic young lad who naively goes to England on a mission for. 1 Mar Critics Consensus: The sentimentality of Borstal Boy feels false in Borstal Boy marked the film debut of stage director Peter Sheridan, the.

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Borstal Boy

So I’ve watched the movie multiple times. Overall it’s a very enjoyable and uplifting book, which is testimony to Brendan Behan ‘s personality and his skill as a writer.

I boestal no hesitation in giving this five stars and a place on my favourites shelf. The plot, such as it is, is more or less picaresque as they are moved from one institution to another without any control over the progression. June 7, Rating: Reading the book is somewhat spoiled for me and the differences made in the adaptation are immediately apparent.

The constant references to Irish songs read tedious at first but grew on me as it went on, and I appreciated their place. I was amused to read a review in which the reader lamented the lack of sodomy and violence. I was given a copy of this wonderful book by an Australian I met when travelling in Europe in When he was 16 in Behan went to Liverpool with some explosives with the intention of blowing up the docks.

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View all 7 comments. Books by Brendan Behan. I passed it on to a friend in England and I know that he passed it on to someone else.

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Fully ha So I’ve watched the movie multiple times. So I ended up here, on Borstal Boy. Mar 14, Jia Jung rated it it was amazing. The British Empire had its boot firmly on the necks of the “lesser races” at the time, yet a 16 year old who acknowledged his membership in the IRA, and had a pack of explosives and plans to bomb the shipyards during the war, was sentenced to 3 years at an open prison with other boys. Season 7 Black Lightning: Sempre in prima linea su radio e giornali, costantemente sotto i riflettori.


Paperbackpages. Behan gave to Collins. The oddity of this book, particularly after the drumroll of sadness that was is its all written in a bit of a boys own adventure, fair cop guv and didnt we have a few laughs borsta the way bortal. My Australian fellow-traveller bortal had it passed to him by a similar stranger. Borstal Boy is an auto Borstal Boy sat for many a year on my to be read bookcase due to its inclusion on the books one must read before death, a list which has caused me all sorts of grief and happiness.

Oct 13, Spiros rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The final part covers his stay at Hollesley Bay Borstal. Feb 23, Pete daPixie rated it really liked it Shelves: For the Tories, this would have been a withering indictment of the nanny-state administering it’s tender mercies.

He wasn’t questioned harshly.

In the emotional vortex, he finally faces up to the truth. It was interesting to find out about the lives of boys in prisons and borstals in England at the time, a life quite different from what I would ever know, and to learn about the perspectives of a radical IRA youth, and to see what commonalities he ultimately finds between himself and the other boys in the borstals, Saxons though they may be.

Mind you, he also describes some beatings by guards at the prison, though considers them not too serious. Borstal Boy is an autobiographical account of Brendan Behans arrest in Liverpool in for owning bombmaking material as part of an apparantly unauthorized solo mission to bboy off bombs for the IRA and subsequent imprisonment. Thomas Johnston Super Reviewer. Pag ako’y namatay, aakat sa langit Doon magsusumbong ng di mo pag-ibig Pag pinayagan muli, muling magbabalik Ay naku, o Diyos ko, ng di mo pag-ibig I wish I could remember the rest just to pass them on to my daughter.


Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan

Sep 12, Walt Quinn bodstal it it was amazing. Brendan tells his story of a childhood in Ireland to his involvement with the I. The film is saved by its performances.

Brendan also has to deal with the pains of first love when he becomes infatuated with Liz Eva Birthistlethe daughter of the school’s master Michael York. From his description, I can imagine many young men would find Borstal a terrible experience, but Brendan faces it with courage.

Jul 07, Fug o’ Slavia rated it it was amazing. The language, particularly the enormous amount of slang, is worth the price of admission by itself.

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He paints a cheerful picture of his own easy charm and hooks up with one and then more ‘chinas’ Cockney rhyming slang: Or is it that subtlety is lost on them? Brendan Behan’s famous memoir about his troubled youth formed the basis of this drama. I loved the dialogue, the ideas, and Brendan Behan. Its a book about year olds and what they like to do and how they think. Charlie is clearly very devoted to Brendan and the reader feels assured is in love with him.

Events take an unexpected turn and Brendan is thrown into a complete spin.