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Designing Dev by Steve Coronella
Designing Dev by Steve Coronella
In this page-turning romp around various parts of the country, Coronella captures much of what makes Ireland Ireland. In a clever send up of the good, bad, and ugly sides of Irish political machinery, he gives us the story of a fictitious Irish election campaign in which Bostonian Michelangelo Doyle - a dead ringer for a dead former president - is one of the hopefuls. At first you might think this is about American election style coming to Ireland, but if anything it illustrates how much the Irish have influenced the way American politics works. In a plot that twists and turns like a Connemara country road, a host of well-drawn characters populates a sequence of imaginative scenarios that… Read more
Magnus by George Mackay Brown
Magnus by George Mackay Brown
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful, 2 Nov 2012
Beautifully written and compelling, Mackay Brown evokes the era so naturally and pulls off a very difficult interconnection with the 20th century with great skill. He was a master.
Once You Break a Knuckle: Stories by D. W. Wilson
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking, 2 Nov 2012
This is a great collection of stories, cleverly inter-linked. The hype is true, but the blurb lets the book down - it's better than they say. Up near the top of my charts for the year so far.