The Onion Eaters (2022)

↠ The Onion Eaters ✓ J.P. Donleavy - The Onion Eaters, The Onion Eaters The Onion Eaters is a novel in which an extraordinarily endowed young man named Clayton Claw Cleaver Clementine comes to take possession of an ancient castle on the rocky coast of Ireland ↠ The Onion Eaters ✓ J.P. Donleavy - The Onion Eaters, The Onion Eaters The Onion Eaters is a novel in which an extraordinarily endowed young man named Clayton Claw Cleaver Clementine comes to take possession of an ancient castle on the rocky coast of Ireland
  • Title: The Onion Eaters
  • Author: J.P. Donleavy
  • ISBN: 9780440366430
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
The Onion Eaters
↠ The Onion Eaters ✓ J.P. Donleavy, The Onion Eaters, J.P. Donleavy, The Onion Eaters The Onion Eaters is a novel in which an extraordinarily endowed young man named Clayton Claw Cleaver Clementine comes to take possession of an ancient castle on the rocky coast of Ireland
  • ↠ The Onion Eaters ✓ J.P. Donleavy
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The Onion Eaters

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  1. A cold misty rain descends streaking the windows down an empty shopping street The university baleful behind its great iron gates, a light in the porter s lodge, a faint yellow beacon at the end of a street where the massive porticoes of the bank shelter lurking figures on this barren Saturday afternoon Two orange beaked swans paddling up stream under an iron foot bridge arching over a river s sour green waters At a black door up three stone steps this grey coated gaunt figure looks east and wes [...]

  2. Properly insane I feel Donleavy should always be read with a brandy, in just y fronts preferably sullied with some kind of deformed looking groinal bulge, tuba music in the background Nightmarishly slapstick, but with a kind of baroque melancholia throughout, and lots of posh people getting the horn My favourite writer I d maybe not start off with this one though.

  3. A man with three testicles inherits a castle on the coast of Ireland The book reads like Hunter S Thompson meets Mervyn Peake, or National Lampoon s Animal House in Castle Gormenghast Parts are funny but it meanders with one chaotic misadventure after another going on for too long.

  4. This is my favorite J.P Donleavy novel, although I can t quite say why It s not perfect, but it s sweet and spit take funny I ve read it twice, and I rarely read anything twice.

  5. My younger self definitely gave this 5 stars Haven t read it in years Probably time to reread and see how it holds up.

  6. This book reminded me of The Cat in the Hat, the premise of which in case you ve never read it is a brother and sister are alone at home when they hear a loud bump which is quickly followed by the arrival of the Cat in the Hat, a tall, anthropomorphic feline in a red and white striped hat and a red bow tie who proposes to entertain the children with some tricks he knows and then proceeds to wreak havoc There s not much of a plot but it does have point or at least a moral.In The Onion Eaters Clay [...]

  7. Hm, this book wasn t my cup of tea It was a bit on the incoherent side,though I followed it well enough A man inherits a castle from his great aunt his only living relative , finds it occupied with some servants, in a bit of disrepair, and throughout the story many colorful characters invite themselves over to live there and partake of his food and wine that he cannot afford He also happens to be endowed with three testicles hence his name, Clementine of the Three Glands , and everyone is very o [...]

  8. I read this quite some time ago It is not a run of the mill novel, but enjoyable once you get your head around it Probably best to give it a wide berth if you are easily offended.

  9. Onion Eaters is the first book I ve read of by J.P Dunleavy, even ilthough I ll admit I ve forgotten many of the books I ve read I ll come upon one such on a bookshelf crammed with my underlinings of memorable passages, as is my wont, but have no memory of having read it or I ll realize after fifty or a hundred pages that it is becoming too familiar because I ve been there before I believe I d have remembered The Onion Eaters though It is one strange dude of a book Witty at times perhaps, capabl [...]

  10. This one struck me a little different than Donleavy s other books, in a good way though Still has the traditional Donleavy momentum, humor, and internal monologue, but with a different feel A very different protagonist from Donleavy s usual sort, not even counting the number of testicles I m surprised I had never heard of this one before Seems to me that this would be a necessary book for anyone interested in Donleavy.

  11. I read Donleavy s books at University and loved them, this was my favourite In which our hero, Clementine Cleaver of the three glands, inherits a vast crumbling pile on the coast of Ireland and finds himself besieged by an army of unwanted houseguests including a spiritual healer, a snake fancier and a host of others Its wild rambunctious flow of consciousness stuff, drunken, sexy and irresponsible Will have to go back to it and see if it still resonates.

  12. Another uni set text I wish I had never read Seriously, what does this novel have to offer the world Bloody nothing, that s what I wish I could unread this, it was that bad Consider Donleavy on my, sick writers I will never go near again list.

  13. I first read this book when I was traveling many years ago , and I absolutely loved it I quoted from it to my traveling companion so many time he got sick of it It has a strange, absurd sort of humour that I really love, and some bizarre characters that I think are truly original.

  14. Wild, rambling story made up largely of a number of comic set pieces Funny but, for me, didn t really go anywhere by design

  15. A favourite This one is like a screwball comedy written by a poet You ll never read anything else like this book, even by Donleavy.

  16. This was my first Donleavy book and my last Slapstick names, like McFugger, and precious little genuine wit so far as I can remember.

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