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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Innocent Abroad

    Siobhán Parkinson
    Alan McMonagle’s debut novel has been compared to McCabe’s ‘The Butcher Boy’ and Ryan’s ‘The Spinning Heart’. He has nothing to fear from the comparisons. This is an assured and poised, hilarious and poignant work, both clever and touching, a tour de force.
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    A Different Kind of Nothing

    Siobhán Parkinson
    A Different Kind of Nothing
    Paul Murray’s new novel is fiendishly clever, loosely yet convincingly plotted, as brash and vulgar at times as the world it portrays. It is wild, playful, baggy, perverse, exaggerated, carnivalesque; but it is endlessly engaging, riotously funny and devastatingly serious.
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    The Hunger Angel

    Siobhán Parkinson
    Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller looked with the eyes of the victim on the political masters of terror and called it by its name.
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    The Hunger Angel

    Siobhán Parkinson
    I saw the people in their yards. I wanted to see people who did not live in the camp, people who had a home, a yard, a room with a carpet, perhaps even a carpet beater. Anywhere that carpets are beaten, I thought, you can believe in peace. Life is civilised there, there people are left in peace.
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