Gallagher’s warm, outstanding characterisation holds this impressive novel together.
Hystopia is worthy of the journey for the quality of the language itself. Maybe just skip the fake editor’s notes.
“When stories were told, revelations were made,” writes Dana Spiotta in her deftly crafted fourth novel Innocents and Others.
Leyner resists the mantle of internet apologist, noting that the “efficacy” of search engine culture “is the mortal enemy of my style”.
Barrett’s novel forces the reader to consider important questions regarding the human condition and is a worthwhile read precisely because of the difficult questions it raises
Peter Hollywood shows us an ordinary man drawn reluctantly into war, as he fades into obscurity and is left haunted by the ghosts of suffering.
Oyeyemi is a master storyteller, weaving plots in a way that defies standard logic.
Multitudes, by Lucy Caldwell, is the writer’s first book of short stories. All eleven share a common schema: resilient Belfast women coming through trauma.
Anatomy of a Soldier is a finely hewn novel in which the elision of human narrative somehow humanises the terrible experience of war.
On The Edge depicts the painful hangover that followed the burst of Spain’s heady construction bubble. Its pages teem with corrupt developers and con-men.
The spaces that Sparks creates in The Unfinished World are worth falling into. Her stories are like bugs trapped in Amber; moments of life for us to explore outside of time.
As we witness the murky betrayals the book’s characters try to disavow, we are granted a disturbing view of what is traded in the exchange of truth for new beginnings.
Jordan manages to pull something off in book form that is standard in his film scripts: a sense of genuine surprise. The reader is constantly left guessing in this puzzling and anomalous novel.
Children’s Children is a remarkably self-assured collection that shows a keen eye for social nuance and razor-sharp skill with language.
Jacobson, a seasoned commenter on British Jewish identity, transplants Shylock to an extremely wealthy area of present-day Britain dubbed the Golden Triangle.
There are two sides to every story, and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner Tahar Ben Jelloun manages to tell both in The Happy Marriage, an uncompromising exposé of a marriage gone terribly awry.
To read I Hate the Internet is to wade headlong into cybernetic slime, to confront the crude biases of online life and to feel powerless against them. Because without the internet, I Hate the Internet could not exist, nor could it find readers.
Christodoulos Makris’ most recent book The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press, 2015) was chosen as a poetry book of the year by RTÉ’s Arena and 3:AM Magazine. He has curated numerous poetry project and events, and he is the poetry editor of gorse literary journal. Along with Olesya Zdorovetska, he read more…