Mothers and Sons - initial reaction

Having made a start on my holiday reading I can confirm that the "Season for Singing" e-book was an infuriating waste of time and money, thankfully little of both.  Having said that it did deal with a mother figure of sorts, albeit in a twee and chocolate box fashion.  How unlike the writing of Colm Toibin!

In the opener from the collection "Mothers and Sons" we very soon meet the most abominable mother, and before too long are confronted with the consequential pathology of her violent and criminal son.  I found this a compelling read and am ALMOST looking forward to the rest.  However, some of the passages most compelling are really truly horrific to contemplate and so I am really hoping the examples of sons and mothers become healthier ones!