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Quiet Man Redux and Poor Research
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2020
I have read every French novel and enjoyed them up until now. This was so trite; like the quiet man, John Wayne, comes to evil small town. Also very poorly researched:
**Important to note; Cal could not just retire to Ireland, as an American he would have to apply for a Stamp Zero, he would need have an Irish CPA audit to verify that he had enough liquid assets (he did not) and prove he had health insurance, no criminal record, etc. he would only be approved for 1/2 to 1 year at a time and he would need to apply each time it expired and pay €300 each time. There would be NO guarantee of receiving the Stamp, even if he owned land. He would never in in a million years get a license to own a gun, he is not a citizen or on a long term visa.
(Don’t believe it? Check out the An Garda Síochána Immigration Bureau)
Stories must be grounded in fact in order to make them believable, this one is not.
Just poor research, poor character development and a far fetched story.