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The Thrill of it All Hardcover – 15 May 2014

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker (15 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0436205734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0436205736
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.9 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 288,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Joseph O'Connor's The Thrill of it All uses layered narrative textures with both serious skill and engaging lightness so that the core drama emerges with clarity and wit." (Colm Toibin Observer, Books of the Year, 2014)

"Occasionally, you read a sentence that you know couldn't be bettered: Joseph O'Connor's new novel is jam-packed with such sentences – paragraph after paragraph of brilliance" (Guardian)

"O'Connor at his playful and narrative best… shot through with electricity, packed with sentences that send you spinning, full of joy and sadness and swerve. This was a book to make my tired heart soar. Of all the Irish writers working today, Joe O'Connor speaks better than anyone of what is genuine, what is necessary, and what is ennobling. A thrill indeed." (Colum McCann, winner of the US National Book Award and the Impac Award)

"[O’Connor] is warm without being sentimental, and he cuts effortlessly between comedy and tragedy. Music nerds will love the most satisfyingly voluminous playlists since High Fidelity" (Kate Saunders The Times)

"A novel about music, family and friendship...O'Connor brilliantly evokes the 1980s... This novel is shot through with humour, patois and all the human contradictions that make the characters truly memorable." (Mail on Sunday)

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A captivating novel filled with music, friendship and teenage dreams, from the bestselling author of Ghost Light and Star of the Sea

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