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Kevin Barry was born in Limerick in 1969 and now lives in Dublin. His short fiction has appeared widely on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in The New Yorker. City of Bohane is his first novel.
Apart from the carefully woven story, what stands out about this book is the depth of the characterisation but more importantly the impact of the language, it is exquisite! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Don B
This is the best book I have read in 10 years, I think. I e-stalk Kevin Barry now in hopes that he will be speaking in my city sometime soon.Published 8 months ago by DietDecafPepsi
Very dark but it was great. I really liked his use of words which totally immersed me in the plot.Published 11 months ago by Turq's Cap
I came to this with high expectations having heard great things about the novel. Initially I was not disappointed great set up and hugely descriptive and characters were being... Read morePublished 13 months ago by TONY KELLY
No book has the right to have this much artistry in every single sentence. Some books you can skim, knowing well enough what the author has to say without reading every single... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Icecream
This book was hard to leave- I wanted it to go on much longer! Kevin Barry is a master with prose.Published 15 months ago by Sera T.
I did not enjoy the book. There was not much of a story. Tough to read and no conclusion at all.Published 15 months ago by John P. Regan