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  1. says:

    Published in 1981 The Temptation of Eileen Huges tells the story of a young innocent shop assistant being pursued by a rich employer It is not a beautifully written novel that is for sure Nevertheless it kept my interest Once I got into the story and found myself relating to characters to a point I could appreciate its thematic What is this novel truly about? Well it is about love At its core this novel asks some interesting uestions It may not be the best written novel the style of writing leaves much to be desired but it is an interesting novel on overall as slow and boring at times Initially I was somewhat skeptical about this novel mainly because the plot didn't look too attractive It sounded like a familiar and perhaps even dated topic a married man madly in love with a young woman Love triangle how much times have I read about it? The story seemed predictive There is a young innocent girl and a rich couple that offers her a better life but only there is a catch I mean it almost sounds like a soap opera doesn't it? However this novel somehow manages to be really good I was very interested in the trio maybe because just when you think you've figured them out they turn into something new making you realize that the wife is not such a harpy as she seems or that Eileen is not so boringly and unconvincingly innocent There are layers to this novel Not as much as I would like but enough to keep things interesting It's not just a story about love; it's about something else as well As much as it is about drama of being in love it is also about the purpose of life and other uestions one may asked oneself Many interesting themes such as religion the meaning of live and suicide get examined in the course of this novel and even if they aren't given that much space they keep the reader interested The Temptation of Eileen Huges opens up with three characters Bernard Mona and Eileen vacationing in London This trio stays in focus throughout the novel The other characters are not analyzed they are in the background The only exception would be Eileen's mother she gets some space and character Another thing that is in the background is the political climate of the time but it doesn't impact the narrative that much For instance the bombing IRA is carelessly mentioned it doesn’t have an impact on the lives of this literal characters I don’t think that social status is that important here it’s just something that is described not something that is commented on that’s my opinionSomehow this novel seems much older than it is Why is that? If there aren't such things as jeans” mentioned I would have a feeling that it's written hundred years ago Only slang I’ve noticed is the one used by one American guy There is just something old fashion about the writing It seems dry I don’t know if that adjective makes sense How else could I put it? There’s no flare in this writer’s words no magic Nevertheless some lines from this novel are really so fascinating Mostly because they are in all the right places The dialogues are good and they fit the characters' personality Moreoverthe narrative somehow manages to pass from third person to first person effortlessly hard to notice when and how it happensWhat I really liked is that by the end of the novel I really sympathized with every member of this strange trio Maybe there is something universal about suffering because of love As much as I believe that people suffer mostly because they won't face reality but choose to believe in their own perception about person they happen to fall for It is still uite tragic I'm human too and I can relate It is hard with all those feelings and nowhere to channel them One doesn't uite know what is worse being in love with someone who doesn't love you or being burdened with guilt because you cannot repay someone's emotions Both is hard in its own way Life is hard How much I did not want to sympathize with Bernard because I though him a selfish idiot I had to when I've read this“And as she lay there on her stomach staring at him through the bushes as though she were a sniper and he her innocent victim she felt a strange sad empathy for Bernard McAuley For how terrible it must be to fall in love with someone who was completely out of the uestion someone who turned from you in disgust someone who would never acknowledge one bit of love you felt for them And there in the park watching him she admitted to herself that he did love her and could not help himself”To conclude besides the dry writing and some other minor flaws this novel is really interesting and attention worthy I do recommend it


  2. says:

    So far Brian Moore has always surprised me He is one of the authors who does not seem to repeat himself And this novel is superb reads like a thriller fills you alternately with anxiety and annoyance I had to put it aside for a while and leaves you with much to think about What is needed for human happiness who can tell?Essentially it is a love triangle if an unusual one Or is it about obsession? Anyway it involves three people from Northern Ireland visiting London on a holiday that uickly begins to unravel It is the way that Moore handles his characters that is just perfect psychologically spot on I thinkI love fiction of about 200 pages seems to pack in so much than a book of 500 pages or soRecommended


  3. says:

    More of a 35 star read for meWhile not my favourite of the Brian Moore novels that I've read it still lived up to the uote from The Times on the cover of my edition in that it was 'a very good novel indeed'The narrative follows twenty year old Eileen Hughes a shop assistant from the village of Lis Co Tyrone Co Down or fictional setting it's not clear as she travels to London for a week's holiday with her wealthy employers thirty somethings Bernard and Mona McAuley While on first impression the benevolence shown seems genuine very soon the complex relationship between the couple is apparent and the real cause of their generosity becomes apparentIt's hard to talk about the novel without including spoilers but Moore is able to weave uite a complex tale in a pretty short book The uneasiness I felt when reading particularly when it came to the arrogance of the employers was genuine although a few of the events that occurred during the course of the novel were probably a little incredulous Still the tale was well written and was one that I was able to finish comfortably in a couple of extended sessions such was the manner in which it held my attentionPerhaps not the place to start if wanting to read Brian Moore but an enjoyable book nonetheless


  4. says:

    Moore tells the story of a 20 year old Catholic girl' and her wealthy employers Bernard and Mona McAuley The story opens with the three of them in London for a vacation This unusual arrangement clues in the reader immediately that there is something unusual about their relationship Eileen is naive and innocent in the way many Catholic girls were in decades past The setting is the 1980's but Ireland and Northern Ireland had yet to experience the sexual revolution Eileen was convent educated and lived alone with her widowed mother Living and working in a small town outside of Belfast she'd seen nothing of the world The trip to London was her first trip outside Ireland and on an airplane The story is set during the height of the Troubles but they are in the deep background of this story The characters regularly go into Belfast to shop or for leisure Eileen thinks about moving to Belfast and working there While clearly the Troubles made life unbearably in some neighborhoods there were people who went about their lives seeing the presence of the army as an inconvenience but didn't spend time focused on the warThis is the story of the power people hold over one another's life Moore asks who holds the power in this situation? Eileen? Mona? Bernard? If you are a fan of Moore interested in Northern Ireland and the lives of women it is worth a read


  5. says:

    I was somewhat skeptical about this novel mainly because the plot didn't look too attractive It sounded like a familiar and perhaps even dated topic a married man madly in love with a young woman Love triangle how much times have I read about it? However it somehow manages to be really good I was very interested in the trio maybe because just when you think you've figured them out they turn into something new making you realize that he wife is not such a harpy as she seems or that Eileen is not so boringly and unconvincingly innocentIt's not just a story about love; it's about something else as well As much as it is about drama of being in love it is also about the purpose of life and other uestions one may asked oneselfthemes like religion and suicide are in there as wellThe Temptation of Eileen Huges opens up with three characters Bernard Mona and Eileen vacationing in London This trio stays in focus throughout the novel The other characters are not analyzed they are in the background The only exception would be Eileen's mother she gets some space and character Another thing that is in the background is the political climate of the time bombing IRA is carelessly mentioned it doesn’t have an impact on the lives of this literal characters I don’t think that social status is that important here it’s just something that is described not something that is commented on that’s my opinion Somehow this novel seems much older than it is Why is that? If there aren't such things as jeans” mentioned I would have a feeling that it's written hundred years ago Only slang I’ve noticed is the one used by one American guy There is just something old fashion about the writing It seems dry I don’t know if that adjective makes sense How else could I put it? There’s no flare in this writer’s words no magic Nevertheless some lines from this novel are really so fascinating They are in all the right places The dialogues are good and they fit the characters' personality Moreoverthe narrative somehow manages to pass from third person to first person effortlessly hard to notice when and how it happens What I really liked is that by the end of the novel I really sympathized with every member of this strange trio Maybe there is something universal about suffering because of love As much as I believe that people suffer mostly because they won't face reality but choose to believe in their own perception about person they happen to fall for It is still uite tragicall those feelings and nowhere to channel them One doesn't uite know what is worse being in love with someone who doesn't love you or being burdened with guilt because you cannot repay someone's emotionsHow much I did not want to sympathize with Bernard because I though him selfish I had to when I've read this“And as she lay there on her stomach staring at him through the bushes as though she were a sniper and he her innocent victim she felt a strange sad empathy for Bernard McAuley For how terrible it must be to fall in love with someone who was completely out of the uestion someone who turned from you in disgust someone who would never acknowledge one bit of love you felt for them And there in the park watching him she admitted to herself that he did love her and could not help himself”


  6. says:

    Unexpected thoroughly What a reader thinks will happen doesn't There's nothing of the formulaic here and Moore moves his small cast through their secrets and dreams and fears very deftly In the end one can't be entirely sure about the temptation of the title whether Eileen is tempted or if Eileen herself is the temptation It is fully both Yes the story is about obsession but it's also about the fact that no one knows anyone else's story completely doesn't know why another person does the things that get done and it's about people's characters and values too


  7. says:

    This book is much less exciting than it sounds and is in fact a bit of a misnomer Eileen is too much of a goody two shoes to experience any kind of strong desire or emotion The novel would have been interesting if it had focussed on Bernard the rich businessman who falls madly in love with Eileen and yields to the temptation of confessing his love to her although he is already married Moore suggests at various points that after some sort of religious crisis Bernard has given up on God tried worshipping the arts and finally elected pretty clueless Eileen as his deity If you suspend disbelief and are prepared to accept that an Irish guy who runs shops and construction companies is at bottom a dandy yearning for platonic love you might like the character of Bernard Eileen is just bored to death by Bernard's devotion and her lack of empathy makes her fairly repulsive In any case this story although competently told doesn't add up to much


  8. says:

    This novel doesn't achieve the same artistry as Moore's The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne a book I adore so much that I've read multiple times but overall this was a well written utterly engrossing fairly well crafted book The behavior of Eileen's boss could be uncomfortably creepy at times though this was no doubt intentional and Eileen herself as a protagonist struck me as a bit bland; but the excellent prose and page turning narrative mostly redeem those flaws And the ending though surprising was plaintively satisfying


  9. says:

    Short and somewhat interesting novel about a young Irish woman who is drawn into the strange relationship of a wealthy couple who employ her The obsessive fixation of the husband Bernard on Eileen was well drawn in chilling and pathetic detail but the character of his wife seemed enigmatic right to the end perhaps by design and the insertion of the character of Earl the American visiting London on business smacked of a bit of the deus ex machina but all in all a provocative and satisfying psychological study with class overtones


  10. says:

    Brian Moore for me is the Irish Graham Greene He is that good And The Temptation of Eileen Hughes is another excellent novel from this wonderful writerSadly not enough people know about Moore or at least in Australia anyway but this is now the sixth or seventh Moore novel I've read and all have been consistently good Perhaps not as great or as famous as Greene but in so many ways Moore is just as compelling a writer as Greene and that is praise enough


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Well it is about love At its core this novel asks some interesting uestions It may not be the best written novel the style of writing leaves much to be desired but it is an interesting novel on overall as slow and boring at times Initially I was somewhat skeptical about this novel mainly because the plot didn't look too attractive It sounded like a familiar and perhaps even dated topic a married man madly in love with a young woman Love triangle how much times have I read about it? The story seemed predictive There is a young innocent girl and a rich couple that offers her a better life but only there is a catch I mean it almost sounds like a soap opera doesn't it? However this novel somehow manages to be really good I was very interested in the trio maybe because just when you think you've figured them out they turn into something new making you realize that the wife is not such a harpy as she seems or that Eileen is not so boringly and unconvincingly innocent There are layers to this novel Not as much as I would like but enough to keep things interesting It's not just a story about love; it's about something else as well As much as it is about drama of being in love it is also about the purpose of life and other uestions one may asked oneself Many interesting themes such as religion the meaning of live and suicide get examined in the course of this novel and even if they aren't given that much space they keep the reader interested The Temptation of Eileen Huges opens up with three characters Bernard Mona and Eileen vacationing in London This trio stays in focus throughout the novel The other characters are not analyzed they are in the background The only exception would be Eileen's mother she gets some space and character Another thing that is in the background is the political climate of the time but it doesn't impact the narrative that much For instance the bombing IRA is carelessly mentioned it doesn’t have an impact on the lives of this literal characters I don’t think that social status is that important here it’s just something that is described not something that is commented on that’s my opinionSomehow this novel seems much older than it is Why is that? If there aren't such things as jeans” mentioned I would have a feeling that it's written hundred years ago Only slang I’ve noticed is the one used by one American guy There is just something old fashion about the writing It seems dry I don’t know if that adjective makes sense How else could I put it? There’s no flare in this writer’s words no magic Nevertheless some lines from this novel are really so fascinating Mostly because they are in all the right places The dialogues are good and they fit the characters' personality Moreoverthe narrative somehow manages to pass from third person to first person effortlessly hard to notice when and how it happensWhat I really liked is that by the end of the novel I really sympathized with every member of this strange trio Maybe there is something universal about suffering because of love As much as I believe that people suffer mostly because they won't face reality but choose to believe in their own perception about person they happen to fall for It is still uite tragic I'm human too and I can relate It is hard with all those feelings and nowhere to channel them One doesn't uite know what is worse being in love with someone who doesn't love you or being burdened with guilt because you cannot repay someone's emotions Both is hard in its own way Life is hard How much I did not want to sympathize with Bernard because I though him a selfish idiot I had to when I've read this“And as she lay there on her stomach staring at him through the bushes as though she were a sniper and he her innocent victim she felt a strange sad empathy for Bernard McAuley For how terrible it must be to fall in love with someone who was completely out of the uestion someone who turned from you in disgust someone who would never acknowledge one bit of love you felt for them And there in the park watching him she admitted to herself that he did love her and could not help himself”To conclude besides the dry writing and some other minor flaws this novel is really interesting and attention worthy I do recommend it

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About the Author: Brian Moore

Brian Moore – was of Eileen PDF ☆ born into a large devoutly Catholic family in Belfast Northern Ireland His father was a surgeon and lecturer and his mother had been a nurse Moore left Ireland during World War II and in moved to Canada where he worked for the Montreal Gazette married his first wife and began to write potboilers under various pen names as he would continue to do throughout.