Tagged: Irish author

Gabriel’s gate by

With the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the onset of the “economic doom and gloom” so popular in the media at the moment the young people of Ireland looked at...

The Islandman by

Translated from the Irish (An tOileánach) by Robin Flower Tomás Ó Criomhthain, or, if you’d prefer an anglicised version, Thomas O’Crohan, was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1856. He...

The pink cage by

Astrid is a bitch. She doesn’t see herself that way, but as I started this novel I really didn’t like her. She is mean, sarcastic, and insulting. Especially to those people...

Blood by

The unnamed central character of this short story finds himself suddenly craving blood. He can’t understand it, he is a normal person, a normal man, why on earth is this happening to him. He tries to rationalise it, maybe he has an iron deficiency? Or maybe it is a totally misdirected sex-drive? And yet, he continues to find himself being drawn towards blood. Bloody raw steaks, the next-door neighbour’s chickens…

How many miles to Babylon? by

ISBN: 9780141046969 ; Quotes Because I am an officer and a gentleman they have given me my notebooks, pen, ink and paper. Growing up Alec has always been isolated. His parents...

The gates by

In the beginning, about 13.7 billion years ago, to be reasonably precise, there was a very, very small dot.

Halloween hasn’t quite arrived when Samuel Johnson calls in to the Abernathy’s as he attempts to get a head start on everyone else. Dressed as a ghost and accompanied by his dog, a little dachshund called Boswell, he in for a disappointing evening. Mr. Abernathy wants nothing to do with Samuel’s tricks nor with treats. He has plans for this evening. His wife found a book recently, and together with the Renfield’s they are about have some ‘fun’.

Christine Falls by

ISBN: 9780330445320 Book 1 in the Quirke series See also: MetaCritic ; Grumpy Old Bookman ; PopMatters ; She was glad it was the evening mailboat she was taking, for she...

Daughter of Hounds by

ISBN: 9780451461254 See also: Author’s blog ; Synchronicity swirls and other foolishness The ghoul lady takes out her white linen handkerchief and uses one corner to dab at her watering left...

Lost Souls by

ISBN: 0753817853 Read for the RIP Challenge See also: Allan Guthrie’s Noir Originals ; Telegraph review ; The Little Bird ; Reading Matters It was past midnight when I got home...

1916 by

ISBN: 0812574923 Ned awoke with a start. The atmosphere in the darkened cabin was warm and close, smelling of lavender wax and fresh linen. Ned Halloran has just survived the sinking...

Faerie Wars by

ISBN: 0747564671 See also: Herbie Brennan’s blog ; Rosemary for remembrance ; BookLust Read with FantasyFavorites Book one in the Faerie Wars series Henry got up early on the day that...

The Third Policeman by

ISBN: 0586087494 See also: Scriptorium ; Ted’s Thoughts Not everyone knows how I killed old Phillip Mathers, smashing his jaw with my spade; but first it is better to speak of...