8 Short Book Reviews

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  Sara Baume – A Line Made By Walking There is always a trepidation when you are handed the second novel by an author whose first one you came across, read and were genuinely astonished by. You hope against hope that the author isn’t a one trick pony and that they’ll disappoint you with a just average second time out. I needn’t have worried. Sara Baume’s new book (after the all-conquering Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither) is a similar and yet different beast. Just as beautiful in language, just as hypnotic in the internal monologue of an outsider and their life, […]

Live Events With Cecelia Ahern And Hannah Kent

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Seems to make sense to put both of these together as they happened in fairly quick succession. Thanks *so* much to everyone who came out to our first Cork event, to Waterstones for agreeing so quickly and to Cecelia herself for making the trip up and down. She was warm, giving, thoughtful and told a few tales that weren’t for the internet 🙂 Hannah Kent pulled probably the biggest single author crowd we’ve had for a Dubray event in Dublin and she didn’t disappoint. She was incredibly smart, very passionate, spoke at length about Burial Rites and her new book […]

Finally!

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Finally The Rick O’Shea Book Club has a proper website and a public face for people who haven’t joined the FB group yet. All the details of book picks, public events and the like will be there. Go have a nose around: http://thebookclub.ie/

ROSBC Books Of The Month – February

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This month, two different books, both coming hugely recommended from me and both with their own love it/hate it reviews in already… Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes is the real deal. I’m telling you nothing shy of it starting as a fairly conventional love triangle. Girl meets man in bar, they hit it off, turns out he’s her new boss and then girl meets the bosses wife and becomes her friend! I know that might sound a bit soap-operaesque but then the whole venture takes a sharp right hand turn and it all becomes genuinely compelling after that. I was […]