Contemporary Irish fiction, mainly by and for women. And Adrian McKinty’s latest.
McKinty’s The Island is a page-turner, and often quite chilling and surprising in the turns it takes.
Some good fiction reads for lockdown or self-isolating.
This is a love story, one that could be easily summarised in a single paragraph, but that would be to demean it. Because it is above all a paean to a simpler time, simpler people and a simpler meaning of happiness.
Book Review by Frank O’Shea Alan McMonagle. ITHACA. Picador. 310 pp. €15 ISBN: 978-1-5098-2985-9 RRP: €15 In any list of memorable opening sentences, Galway writer Alan McMonagle’s start to his first novel has to be up there with the best: ‘I am the cancer-ridden only son of a dangerous driver who has thoughts of turning …
For a lover of dogs, this will be an irresistible read.