By Ray Bradbury
In 1953, the bright yet terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the younger author Ray Bradbury to eire. The nervous scribe's quest is to seize on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- within the type of a plausible screenplay so the good director can start filming.
But from the instant he units foot on Irish soil, the writer embarks on an unforeseen odyssey. Meet congenial IRA terrorists, tippling males of the material impish playwrights, and the boyos at Heeber Finn's pub. In a land the place fantasy is truth, poetry is considerable, and life's misfortunes are continuously reason for party, Green Shadows, White Whale is the grandest travel of eire you are going to ever adventure -- with the irrepressible Ray Bradbury as your enthusiastic guide.
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