Light Irish fantasy with plenty of cultural references,
This review is from: Operation Leprechaun (Paperback)
My favourite thing about this book is how the characters speak. The author has really got the tune and rhythm of how the Irish speak. I lived in Ireland for a few years at Uni, and it took me right back. I also did a fair bit of reading of Irish literature, so the occasional line referencing some of those books raised a knowing smile... not that you need to be familiar with irish mythology or modern literature to enjoy this. It's an easy-going read with some pretty odd characters cropping up here and there. In fact, the way a lot of the locations are described, you feel as though the author has really seen every bit of it - and then you get a bit of a surreal twist with an odd character or incident.
The style could do with a touch more polish... but then I am a very demanding reader in that respect. I was trying to think how to categorise or compare to another author and couldn't really think of one; that is no bad thing as you get too much these days that is very much "more of the same." Overall, light-hearted fun.