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5.0 out of 5 stars As ever, hilarious!, 2 July 2013
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The Ross OCK books always seem to deliver, and this was as funny as any of the others. Has entered the category of re-readable, I have to do something to fill the gap in between releases! Hope the books keep coming and I get to grow old with Ross!
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4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE ROSS, 28 April 2013
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I love all the Ross books. Ok some can be a bit repetitive but they are all heavily laced with satirical gems and well worth sticking with. The column in the Irish Times is really not representative and I find it a bit dull.

It may be a bit of a stretch to call him the Jonathan Swift of 21st century Ireland but in fact Ross is all we have in a culture where all artists seem to have been neutered in the face of all that has gone down in this country in the last ten years. No-one escapes in these books- the northsiders, the southsiders, culchies, environmentalists, politicians, estate agents, developers etc etc. Its also quite a coup that even though Ross is a complete bastard you end up liking him.

Favourite characters are Rosses mother(who writes erotica and tries to get Funderland moved to the Northside), Father Fehily, the pro Nazi priest, Ronan, the north side son, and on and on...Then there's the never ending rhyming slang (The Daniel Day= The LUAS, having an Allied Irish...I'll let you guess that one) and the appallingly funny obsession with looks "We both check out these two air hostesses who walk in, not Ryanair, decent-looking ones."

If you don't laugh at a Ross book either you're not Irish(it definitely helps to be Irish to read them) or theres no hope for you. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read, 26 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Should have got off at Sydney Parade (Paperback)
Classic book.
Howard has a gift for storytelling. No matter how bad Ross acts or behaves, Karma repays the
guy instantly and with interest. Howard always leaves you rooting for Ross. As in all the books
of the series, Ross finds himself in ridiculous situations entirely of his own making. The Phantom
pregnancy(eating cat food with the Postman watching) had me in stitches laughing on the train!
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Should have got off at Sydney Parade by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (Paperback - 29 May 2007)
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