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  • Title: Lamb
  • Author: Bernard MacLaverty
  • ISBN: 9780140057690
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback

  • When Brother Michael inherits a small legacy, he defies his elders and runs away from the Home, taking with him twelve year old Owen Posing as father and son, they concentrate on discovering the happiness that is so unfamiliar to them both, but as the world closes in on them, Michael moves towards a solution that is as uncompromising as it is inspired by love.
    Bernard MacLaverty
    Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast 14.9.42 and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and, for two years in the mid eighties, Writer in Residence at the University of Aberdeen.After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland and is Visiting Writer Professor at the University of Strathclyde.Currently he is employed as a teacher of creative writing on a postgraduate course in prose fiction run by the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.Bernard MacLavertyHe has published five collections of short stories and four novels He has written versions of his fiction for other media radio plays, television plays, screenplays Recently he wrote and directed a short film Bye Child


    A heartbreaking story, but one I highly recommend.

    This novel, written by MacLaverty in 1980, is very different from his other famous book from that era, 'Cal', but equally good, and almost as depressing.The book tells the story of Brother Sebastian, Michael Lamb in 'civilian' life, a woodwork teacher in a remote borstal in Donegal, who has just lost his father and is having doubts about his vocation. At the same time, he has serious reservations about the treatment of Owen, an epileptic, troubled and troublesome 12 year old pupil, at the hands [...]

    Skylar Burris
    What a horrible, dark, depressing, fascinating, deadening, emotional, wonderfully written book. Someone once told me that all literature is ultimately either about God or about the absence of God. I'd put this in the latter category. Do you ever read something - and you're kind of mesmerized by it - but you get to the end and think - WTF was that? Well, that's how I felt about "Lamb."

    Linda K.
    A well-written book that aimed beyond Ireland with all its way-too-obvious symbolism and what not, but never reached my continental heart. I wish Michael killed Owen two chapters into the book. It made me annoyed to go through all the fuss of Michael taking the boy from Ireland to London and back. The naïvety of the main hero just made me hate priests even more than I already did.

    Erin Hepner
    Will I never stop reading depressing Irish Literature?

    Kyle Johnson
    A straightforward plot with such economic writing style and short, accessible chapters that made me want to read all of MacLaverty's works (this was my first). In my mind, this book was 5 stars for much of the way through, but there were just a couple of things that caught me off guard towards the end. First, the main character, Michael Lamb: at times I felt that his motives could have been explained a bit more. MacLaverty greatly emphasizes the love that Michael has for the teenage Owen, but he [...]

    A bittersweet, gentle book. Precisely devastating in its narrative, graceful and moving, memorable. Michael and Owen are beautifully written characters, tangled in a web of innocence and experience, love and death, an apt metaphor for Ireland old and new.

    Andrew De Sousa

    First I gave this book four stars, simply because I thought that under different circumstances I would have enjoyed it far more. "Lamb" is probably worth four stars, but for whatever reason I couldn't really get into it, and put it aside on many occasions although it's such a short read. I attribute it to the style the story moves a little slowly at timesWe've got an interesting premise, for the most part well-drawn, multi-faceted characters and - looking at it from Michael's perspective - a see [...]

    Stephenson Holt
    Important note;- if searching any sites (including and ) or using search engines for Mac Laverty's work then use the correct 'Mac Laverty' but also the incorrect 'Maclaverty' - with differing results. Try it! "He paid no attention but later asked Owen to stay behind. He looked at his hands and wrists. They were swollen and red. On the wrists were several horse-shoe-shaped welts, crescents where the blood had been brought to the surface, but the skin had not broken. 'How many did he give you?" ' [...]

    Clive Thompson
    Important note;- if searching other sites (including ) or using search engines for Mac Laverty's work then use the correct 'Mac Laverty' but also the incorrect 'Maclaverty' - with differing results. Try it!"He paid no attention but later asked Owen to stay behind. He looked at his hands and wrists. They were swollen and red. On the wrists were several horse-shoe-shaped welts, crescents where the blood had been brought to the surface, but the skin had not broken. 'How many did he give you?''Six'' [...]

    Bernard Mac Laverty is the author of one of my favourite books, Grace Notes, which I read some time ago. On the strength of that I also read his fantastic short story collection, Matters of Life and Death. So, when I came across this original King Penguin edition of his 1980 first novel, Lamb, I snapped it up. It's a dark and distressing tale of two damage young men searching for the faintest glimmer of love in an unforgiving culture of religious authority and hypocrisy. There's little optimism [...]

    For a first nove, MacLaverty gives us a very good read. I absolutely love this book. A man trappedin depression after the detah of his father and focuses his love for a young boy with epilepsy. He tries to fight a losing battle and in the end, he takes a way that is inspired by love. This book was adapted into a film which starred a very young Liam Neeson (before the days he went to Hollywood, starred in "Darkman" and became noticed). It's a very good filmry good and faitful adaption to the book [...]

    A. Mary
    Lamb is a very simple, unadorned story about a man and a boy. Neither seems to belong anywhere, really, and there is no social mechanism to allow what would be best for both of them. Michael and Owen meet in a borstal, have their time, and then it ends. The writing doesn't strain for artfulness or originality. This is just a bare, open truth, written so smoothly that it doesn't shock. It's unusual, and I like it very much.

    Deeeeeeeepressing.Also, this is a quote from the synopsis. Not a spoiler alert, btw: '"Lamb" was produced as a widely praised film starring Liam Neeson ("Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace") in the title role.' In conclusion, if you liked "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace", you might want to read this book. Because they have a lot in common. Except not really so much.

    This one is a bit tough to explain as on the surface it's about a priest and a young boy who go out for a day of fun but ends differently. But the book goes much deeper than that. It's a document of various emotions, actions, consequences. There are moments of beauty balanced out with a couple of ugly ones. It's a great book for reading in one sitting and reflecting a bit afterwards. Underrated.

    Katerina Smith
    A quick read but it was a good story. I was disgusted at the corruption in the Christian Brothers and kept hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel but it never came. From the start of the journey, there is a feeling that things will end badly yet the ending still hits you just as hard. Overall, a pretty good book.

    At only 156 pages long, Lamb is less like a novel and more like a meditation on love, compassion, humanity, sacrifice, hope, futility and the loss of innocence. The narrative arc is simple (and as some have said, predictable), but serves perfectly well to showcase MacLaverty's themes. Well worth reading.

    Steve Moran
    Lamb is everything that The Road is not. At the end we care about the characters. I thought McCarthy's characters were cardboard, especially the boy, and the narrative pretty much solipsistic. Here there are several characters, all of them real.

    40 pages in, I hated this book. It was moving too slowly. Then it picked up speed like a runaway train. I'm glad I stuck with it. Stunning.

    Laura Faludi
    Crash course on Irish lit no. 2

    very sad

    Concise, tragic, well-written.

    June anne
    How passionate compassion can be and how naive naivety can be

    Claire S
    Made into a film with Liam Neeson

    Katy L
    This is one of my favourite books of all time along with Cal. I have read them both several times. Bernard mclaverty is a superb writer- I only wish he would write more!!!

    This was a short, disturbing, but engrossing book. The ending felt inevitable, but not annoyingly predictable, which is a fine line to walk. Not happy and uplifting, but interesting.

    James M
    Whilst posing as father and son, a young boy and a man who inherits a large legacy run away to find happiness and love.

    Beautifully written story. Can't say more without giving it away.

    I guessed the ending halfway through the book and when my prediction transpired at the very end, I was plainly disappointed.

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