Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Walking with Ghosts (Gabriel Byrne)

Gabriel Byrne's Walking with Ghosts is definitely not your standard memoir or autobiography. In fact, I came away from it not really knowing much more about Byrne than when I started. 

This book is set up in a nonlinear fashion with Byrne telling vignettes in an almost stream-of-consciousness style. Some vignettes are funny and others heartbreaking. Because they're not written in any particular order and are rather short, the reader never really gets to fully immerse themselves in Byrne's life story, which in my opinion, is a detriment.

However, Byrne's poetic writing is second-to-none. He has a way with language where the reader can picture the setting and story in their mind's eye. I just wish the stories he tells had a little more depth to them.