Category Archives: Irish literature

The Glorious Heresies – Lisa McInerney

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “I don’t spend every second social occasion fantasising about enormous inanimate objects that one time used to mean something to me. But I’ve been fucked these past three weeks. I’ve been sick, and tired, and dizzy, … Continue reading

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The Little Book of Sham: More secrets than “The Secret” Funnier than “The Tibetan Book of the dead” More urgent than the “Power of Now” – Keith Martin

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Trolls use to live under bridges. Then they migrated to Twitter. Now they run for President.” Or how about this one? “Swearing is caring. Swearing shows passion, can help reduce the sensation of pain and is … Continue reading

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The Big O – Declan Burke

Check it out! Have you ever stumbled across a novel that contains such an implausible plot and a vague setting—and it doesn’t even allow you to feel for any of the characters? Believe it or not, I did—and I ate … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Ken Bruen

Check this out! P.I. and former guard Jack Taylor isn’t the most likeable guy. Through the years, he’s managed to make more enemies than friends. In fact, he’s known more for being a drunk than an investigator. That means that … Continue reading

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