Descended from County Clare people, Monica McInerney understands intergenerational trauma.
Short items from past four weeks.
An Post Crime Novel of the Year 2019 in first of two books by Dubliner Jane Casey
Two contemporary fictions reviewed, one about the ever popular Bram Stoker, and the other about the challenges facing millennials.
Roddy Doyle’s Charlie Savage is the best remedy for a bad mood or a feeling that life is going too fast
What’s in the news….
In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.
Book Review by Frances Devlin-Glass David Park: Travelling in a Strange Land, Bloomsbury, London, 2018 ISBN: 9781408892787 RRP: £11.69 This is an extraordinary novella from a Northern Irish writer I was not aware of, but it makes me very curious to read more of his fiction. It’s a tale of a snow-locked father and son (with …
… he tells a great story and knows how to keep his readers interested.
The book’s success, however, depends significantly on the accuracy of her portrayal of the grim reality of what the individuals experience in their varying engagements in the war