Archive of: Dublin
Molly’s Diary looks at the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 from a twelve-year-old girl’s point of view. There are parts I love and parts I am not so keen on, so a mixed review from me. But I would recommend it for 10-14 year olds, particularly those who live in Ireland or generally enjoy history.
Jay Spencer Green
Bonkers. Weird. Surreal. Satirical. Politically incorrect. Clever. Absurd. Witty. Disgusting. There you have it! Recommended.
This book is SO going to divide reviewers. I loved it – in fact, in July, it is one of my top books for 2015. It is a stream of consciousness from a lonely, quirky, intelligent woman, who is perhaps not wired up quite like most of us; she is a wonderful character. Superb writing and a fabulous book.
Daniel M Doyle
The story is about Donal’s working life as an IT salesman for the Dublin division of a US parent company in the 1980s. It focuses largely on one pitch to a bank and the people involved in that. There is a lot of detail about how the sales process worked and the various conversations he and his colleague had with the bank. It is a novel, but reads more like a memoir. There is a lot of gentle humour, and much detail on the sales pitch.
This is a fast-paced, highly readable, darkly humorous, satirical thriller. It is well written, but not for the faint-hearted if you are averse to drugs, sex and partying (or reading about them). I highly recommend it.