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The Point Reading The Point Author Gerard Brennan Bassgrotto.co.uk Paul Morgan Is A Bad Influence On His Brother, Brian When Paul Crosses One Thug Too Many, The Cider Fuelled Duo Flee Belfast For Warrenpoint, The Sleepy Seaside Resort Of Their Childhood Memories For Brian A New Life In The Point Means Going Straight And Falling In Love With Rachel While Paul Graduates From Carjacking By Unusual Means To Low Level Racketeering Brian Can T Help Being Dragged Into His Brother S Bungling Schemes, But Rachel Can Be Violently Persuasive Herself And She Isn T The Only One Who Wants To See An End To Paul S Criminal Career THE POINT Is A 27,000 Word Novella By The Author Of WEE ROCKETS And FIREPROOF.

Gerard Brennan s latest novel is Undercover, a Belfast cop thriller His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies including three volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime and Belfast Noir He co edited Requiems for the Departed, a collection of crime fiction based on Irish myths which won the 2011 Spinetingler Award for best anthology His novella, The Point, was published

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  • Paperback
  • The Point
  • Gerard Brennan
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 9781908544025

10 thoughts on “The Point

  1. says:

    Before I was five pages into The Point, James Joyce s comment about Flann O Brien came to mind This is a man with the true comic spirit.The brothers Morgan, Brian and Paul are both Belfast born and bred Hard drinking womanizers, they emerge daily from the after effects of gallons of cheap cider and junk food to make a kind of living out of burglary and other ways of living off the community Although they sometimes manage to pick up a skank , a drunken woman in a pub, they don t often get the anticipated enjoyment from their conquest They are so pissed themselves at the moment of intercourse, that the exploit is only vaguely remembered, if indeed it ever happened Had Brian managed to get it up at all last night before he woke up this morning to find himself in the woman of the house s bath tub That s about the limit of their philosophical inquiry Brian s occasional tendency to treat women like human beings he has his humane moments, is cynically dismissed by Paul.Paul, the elder brother, is fairly tall and thin, Brian is short and stout Paul is a sort of superficially intelligent and charming predator, but the truth is that his gnat brain never cops on to the fact that the ...

  2. says:

    Highly enjoyable fast paced novella with a fine cast of weird and wonderful villains The Point is nicely plotted and highly satisfying A highly recommended read.

  3. says:

    This was one of those books that I picked up a while back, and saved on purpose, along with its sequel, Breaking Point, which I ll be reviewing shortly after this It s the story of trouble magnet Paul Morgan, and his put upon brother, Brian Morgan gets on the wrong side of gangster hippy, Mad Mickey, just one too many times, and persuades his brother to leave Belfast for good The fact that he decides to steal and burn out Mickey s van in the process can only mean bad news for everybody The pair arrive in Warrenpoint, a small town from their childhood, with separate agendas Brian wants to settle down with his new, and secretly violent, girlfriend Rachel, whilst Paul simply sees it as an opportunity to flex and develop his criminal muscles, with disastrous results.So yeah, I saved this on purpose, because I knew what I d be getting, and I knew I d love it, and wanted to know that I d got something to fall back on when I hit a reading lull You basically know that when you get a Brennan book, you re getting quality It s hard to believe that Gerard Brennan isn t out burgling students, stealing cars and tapping dealers up for a few ounces of weed on the never never, such is the quality of the hand that guides his stories thro...

  4. says:

    You know you re in a shed load of trouble when Mad Mickey wants a wee word, and that s the predicament scallywag Paul Morgan finds himself in at the start of The Point Given a week to get out of Belfast by the hippy gangster, Morgan gets his brother Brian to flit with him to a place called Warrenpoint, hence the book s title.He makes one wee mistake pinching Mad Mickey s van and setting it alight After he does that you know the Morgan boys are in for some bother The Point rattles along a good pace The characters are well drawn, especially Mad Mickey the hippie gangster who sits cross legged on a beanbag in the back of a carpeted van, menacing folk under the glow from some lava lamps And there s ballsy Rachel who s under court ordered counselling for turning a mugger s Stanley Knife on him Thank ye gods ...

  5. says:

    What a clever entertaining novella This is a wonderful read that draws you into a larger than life world of petty crime, drug dealing, protection rackets and small time criminal gangs.It reminded me at times of the film Lock stock and two smoking barrels Brennan s writing is fresh and all consuming as it completely engrosses you in the activities of two Belfast brothers trying their luck in nearby Warrenpoint.I especially enjoyed the crisp dialogue and the comedy moments that run through this piece which at times is quite violent.Full of believable characters the story propels you breathlessly to its dramatic conclusion that leaves many opportunities to move things along further In addition I would be keen to read a full length...

  6. says:

    The Point is a novella And whilst it s a relatively short book I flew through in a couple of hours it packs one heck of a punch The writing is tight, each scene crafted and shorn of flab, and the pace is electric and never lets up What really struck me about The Point was that it managed to work at a number of different levels it has crime and violenc...

  7. says:

    Paul Morgan, small time crook, crosses crime boss Mad Mickey one time too many He s given a week to get out of Belfast or suffer the consequences Deciding it s wisest to start again, Paul drags his brother Brian along to a backwater called Warrenpoint which gives the story it s title.But before he departs forever, Paul steals and burns a van belonging to Mickey who can t ignore the insult As the brothers settle into their new life, Brian going straight, Paul finding new and increasingly serious ways to break the law, Mickey hunts them down.I devoured this offering from Gerard Brennan The style is pacy, direct and hard as nails There s an underlying sense of humour throughout that doesn t sensationalise the criminal acts that come thick and fast.The characters are excellently drawn, the dialogue snappy and the setting bleak The Morgans are similar, yet different Paul is totally incapable of changing his ways He knows he s in trouble from pretty much the first page, but he can t help himself, despite the consequences this has for his brother Brian, deep down, doesn t particularly enjoy the seedier side of life, recognizing the consequences of his actions where Paul does not For example he apologises to a girl the pair had scared during a robbery by putting a postcard through her door, pretending to be f...

  8. says:

    Paul Morgan, small time crook, crosses crime boss Mad Mickey one time too many He s given a week to get out of Belfast or suffer the consequences Deciding it s wisest to start again, Paul drags his brother Brian along to a backwater called Warrenpoint which gives the story it s title.But before he departs forever, Paul steals and burns a van belonging to Mickey who can t ignore the insult As the brothers settle into their new life, Brian going straight, Paul finding new and increasingly serious ways to break the law, Mickey hunts them down.I devoured this offering from Gerard Brennan The style is pacy, direct and hard as nails There s an underlying sense of humour throughout that doesn t sensationalise the criminal acts that come thick and fast.The characters are excellently drawn, the dialogue snappy and the setting bleak The Morgans are similar, yet different Paul is totally incapable of changing his ways He knows he s in trouble from pretty much the first page, but he can t help himself, despite the consequences this has for his brother Brian, deep down, doesn t particularly enjoy the seedier side of life, recognizing the consequences of his actions whe...

  9. says:

    The Point is a sharp and snappy slice of noir whose serrated edge cuts deep into the hearts and bodies of its characters Brothers, Paul and Brian Morgan have lived a life of small time crime largely thanks to older brother Paul whose influence over his young sibling is evident by the unlawful predicaments the duo find themselves in However, when Brian makes an attempt for the straight and narrow, Paul is disenfranchised and does whatever he can to lead Brian back down the rocky road of unorganised crime The banter between brothers and honest interation captures the brotherly love and displays the raw feelings each has towards their kin perfectly The bond, however strong, is tested when Brian meets Rachel a young lady who brings new meaning to hell have no fury like a woman scorned It s Rachel the epicentre of cataclysmic destruction that threatens the brother s future and ultimately adds further fuel to the fiery Point Not to mention, The Point is loaded with small time gangsters with dreams of making it big In fact, it is with numerous factions that Paul finds himself in debt and danger lesson here messing with gangsters money is messing with their pride Brennan gives The Point enough humour but douses it with ple...

  10. says:

    Gerard Brennan s The Point may be compact and bijou but, to be honest, that is the only negative and it isn t really even that that I have with it as a novella even a longish one it left me wanting The characters were all interesting and different, very easy to distinguish from each other with their own little ticks The self acknowledged charmer Paul s dialogue never clashed mashed with the sardonic Rachel the pace started off fast and never let up but, at the same time, never felt rushed the plot was relatively simple but that simply let Gerard tell a great yarn, with his characters, without having to resort to any literary or genre tricks.For the majority of the book there was a very obvious undertone of Norn Irish humour dark and mischievous that softened the edges of violence and violent people and then, right near the end, the humour stopped and the dark took over completely Again, this is not a criticism as, from the moment where ...

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