It might all lead to dull or grim stories, but Gebler’s characters are all human, damaged certainly, but each with his own story.
James Joyce, and Steampunk? Circus? Vaudeville? and the squiffy liffey, and worse? Continue reading
‘This is an Irish novel that is afraid of nothing, least of all of being thought of as an Irish novel.’
Duffy is a smart and determined Catholic in a police force that is overwhelming Protestant; and he resides and survives in a Protestant estate because he has a ‘good relationship’ with the leader of the para militaries who run that estate. Continue reading
That Sean Duffy, McKinty’s main character, is a Catholic means that his Northern Irish police superiors are unsure of him and that he is as much an outsider on the Gerry Adams side of his society as on the Ian Paisley side. Continue reading
The world of the Travellers Continue reading
Ok, give me two I should read, Continue reading
You get to love too his elegant turn of phrase, understatement providing more eloquence than a rattle of words. Continue reading
For a lover of dogs, this will be an irresistible read. Continue reading
I don’t expect to read much better for a long time.