Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It will be on sale May 5, 2020. All opinions are my own. This is a strange little book. If you've read Eimear McBride before that might not surprise you. (And if you haven't previously read McBride… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

All the Bad Apples - Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Kathy Dawson Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I sometimes feel bad when I write a review for a young adult book that I didn't enjoy. After all, I'm certainly not the target audience. At the same time,… Continue reading Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) In the early pages of The Lesser Bohemians I came very close to giving up on this book. What's wrong with the Irish? I thought, the stream of conscious writing reminding me Ulysses. Instead, I slowed my reading down until I was able to fall… Continue reading Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Book Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Heart's Invisible Furies follows the life of Cyril Avery, beginning in the 1940s and jumping ahead every seven years and, in doing so, also outlining the history of Ireland in the 20th century and many of the changes it went through. We begin with Cyril's mother, publicly cast out of her church, family, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Book Review: Himself by Jess Kidd

When I think of books to compare Himself to, nothing springs to mind. When I think of how to describe Himself, the first word that comes to me is "Irish". This book is very Irish. From the setting to the dialogue, maybe even to the mystical elements it contains. Mahoney, an orphan from a young… Continue reading Book Review: Himself by Jess Kidd