Thursday, July 03, 2014
I thought the film version -- which centered on the birth mother's trek to find her son with the help of a cynical journalist -- was an enjoyable workmanlike effort. The book overlaps a tad but is (down to the original title regarding the "lost son of") mostly about the remarkable (and tragic) life of her son. Plus, the movie turns out to have lots of dramatic license. The concern for the "trade" of Irish babies early on has current day parallels.