Irish Facts is a little bitty coffee table book coming in at a total of 64 pages. It’s quite simply what the name implies–a book of facts. Each page has three to five trivia-worthy snippets of info that have been gathered and assembled by Meghan O’Rourke. It took me about 15 minutes in total to read.
So why did I sit down and actually read through this book? I figured I might come across one or two things I didn’t know about before that I might possibly put into the novel that Greg and I are working on–It’s about fairies, dontcha know. And I did come across a few things that peaked my interest.
I do have to admit, though, I completely skimmed over the part that include what famous people were born in Ireland and which ones had Irish parents–I just wasn’t interested in reading that and it wasn’t relevant to my research.
As far as the information–it’s quick and shallow, but I wasn’t expecting Britannica quality articles. This little book served its purpose and because it was so short, and I was able to take a few notes, I didn’t feel like it was a time waster. It’s a good one to keep on the back of your guest bathroom toilet.