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The Informer The Informer is a story in which terror and treachery reign supreme as O'Flaherty unfolds his urban masterpieceSet in 1920's Ireland The Informer is an enthralling revolutionary drama of the Dublin underworld and inspired the classic John Ford film In the ominous figure of Gypo an ex policeman who takes blood money for betraying his friend and comrade O'Flaherty has created a force from whom no one is safe

10 thoughts on “The Informer

  1. says:

    I don't know when Irish literature took a somber negative depressing turn but The Infomer is a classic of that genre Brilliantly written the story of big clumsy Gypo Nolan who informs on his best childhood and adult pal an

  2. says:

    Was reminded by a NYT article in today's paper on the newest Irish prime minister that I had read this book long ago This story is a modern tragedy the seeming futility of Frankie McPhillp's proto IRA terrorism against the

  3. says:

    My favorite character name in all literature GypoWe Irish do not like to forgive It is our constant undoing

  4. says:

    Fenian Hulk Finks on Friend Fatally Fails to FleeIn the confused political situation in Ireland between 1916 and 1925 all kinds of ideologies competed common criminals took up party work only to revert to their original calli

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    A procession of events dragged down by themselves The Informer ultimately fails due to the weight it fails to convey the tension it ultimately cannot produce Beautiful passages are wasted by unnatural characters; multifaceted

  6. says:

    Not the biography of the rapper Snow this Irish novel from the 1920s is about Gypo Nolan a former Irish rebel who informs on his neighbor as the culprit in a well known murder of a public official In the next scene the murderer

  7. says:

    Gypo Nolan is the informer of the title Following the Irish Civil War Gypo betrays his friend Frankie and turns him in to the police for a murder Frankie committed Gypo's life is then at risk and he must protect himself from his

  8. says:

    Read this as high school reuired given it was a school full of Irish Catholic descendants it made sense A sad and haunting to me storyof temptation loyalty betrayal and redemption set in 1920's post CivilWar Dublin An enduring la

  9. says:

    Starting on this one for a Modern Irish Novel course Funnily enough a good friend of mine lent it to me out of the blue just before the semester started saying merely that it read uickly and well Next thing I know it's the lead of

  10. says:

    This was a sad tale of treachery and revenge set during the civil war There is a sort of stream of consciousness occasionally appearing and a nod to Joyce without the full commitment of a modernist style

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