M. Tynan

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Window and Mirror: RTÉ Television: 1961-2011 by John Bowman
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must., 5 Nov 2011
This is an ideal Christmas present for any media junky, albeit an Irish one.

There have been previously a number of dry scholarly tomes on Irish Broadcasting before, but this is a very accessible 'coffee-table' type book.

The three years Bowman allegedly spent writing and designing this book are immediately obvious from its sheer quality. A must.
Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is the first Tony Parsons book that I've read.

The first couple of chapters are enjoyable and contain some acute and witty observations on modern life and relationships as Parsons chronicles the unravelling of the central character's life.

However, as the protagonist starts to get his life back on track the plot becomes decidedly formulaic. Certain plot developments are about as predictable as a 40-ton juggernaut bearing down on you at a snail's pace.

After Parsons describes the initial health problems of the Father, it's becomes very obvious that he's setting you up for a dramatic and tear-jerking conclusion. The eventual reconciliation of the central… Read more