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Review: Good Cop, Bad War

Book Review Good Cop, Bad War  Neil Woods Ebury Press, €18 hardback       Review: Cormac O’Keeffe Having a sword pressed to your throat in the course of your work might be a sign that you should reconsider your job. … Continue reading

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If you are kidnapped, never tell a lie…

THERE’S a black and white photograph in the opening pages of The ISIS Hostage. It’s of the hostage: Daniel Rye, a young Danish photojournalist. He stands in darkness and appears to be looking sadly out of some sort of blackened … Continue reading

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Around the Blocks of 2016

Does it happen to you that you can’t remember the books you read in the last year? Okay, you might know the more recent ones, but, whether it is advancing age or what, I’m having to scan various shelves and … Continue reading

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The Blocks

    I first came across Karl Parkinson listening to Arena one night, around a year or so ago. As far as I can remember, he read the Prologue from his then forthcoming book The Blocks and another chapter, which … Continue reading

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Finding Solace in 2013

I envy people who fly through books, devouring them in digestion-inducing feasts. Some clock up a small library in a year. I’m a slow reader, I am. Part of the problem with this is that novels need to be read … Continue reading

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Spinning a yarn

I saw this slim fella on the bottom shelf of the new release section in Dubray Books on Grafton Street last December. At the time I was browsing for a book for my wife for Christmas. I remember reading the … Continue reading

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Crocodile Tears

As soon as I held Crocodile Tears (Transworld Ireland) in my hands in Dubray Books I liked the look of it: the old, faded penciled image and text at the back, the creamy pages within and the clean-numbered (and short) … Continue reading

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