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I would love to read the earlier posts that were written or believed to be written by my brother.
Again, I love that you took him on! He really was a crazy, unkind liar who hurt our family.
Weird thought, I am not sure who changed- him or me….it took me a long time to see him for what he really was– a complete liar, thief and manipulator. I wonder if it was because I got older and could see him more clearly, or because he got older, and with years of substance abuse problems and a more fragile mental state, all his bullshit became much more transparent Probably both..
Even the dedication of the book to our mother and godmother was a manipulation. The book was b/s from the first page. I’ve often wondered about the whole ” pocket dictionary” story…was it true??? maybe a half truth. Everything he did and said was calculated and had an ulterior motive. It feels good to puke all this up– so many years of hurt and anger. YOU GOT HIM! Thank-you.
I certainly won’t be giving that crap to anyone for Christmas….
Hi Susan, Welcome back! Yes, it’s well worth looking through the old posts on The Daltaí Boards. Most of them were under the name Dancas but there were other fake identities. And I certainly hope I did get him! I think the figures on Amazon have slowed up. I was thinking of you the other day. Have you ever heard of a novel by Pete Hamill’s brother Denis Hamill called Long Time Gone? It’s about a man called Danny Cassidy who as a young hippy in Brooklyn might have murdered someone but can’t remember whether he did or not. Later, living as a journalist in California, he goes back to NY and tries to find out. I just couldn’t get over the fact that the brother of a man who read at benefits for your brother wrote a novel about a druggie and possible murderer called Danny Cassidy. Is this a coincidence? Or was Denis Hamill also one of his mates? If so, it’s a funny kind of tribute to him! 🙂
I actually have a copy and I’ve read a couple of chapters. It’s not bad. If I notice anything which also reminds me of your brother, I’ll make a note of it and write a post about it! Slán go fóill!
In the end, I decided not to write a post because there were only a couple of points of similarity, that he was called Daniel Cassidy, that he had a drug problem and that he left New York and settled in California. There didn’t seem to be anything else and I got bored with the novel half-way through and gave up on it. 🙂