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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: good words right order (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578044463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578044460
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,183,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Patrick is an award-winning author and narrator who never writes anything straight down the line. His work includes the Parsec Award-Winning How to Succeed in Evil series and The Merchant Adventurer.

He also writes, produces and voices The Seanachai (theseanachai.com) a weekly podcast of essays and short fiction.

Among his influences, Patrick cites such irreconcilables as Douglas Adams, Mark Helprin, Terry Pratchett, S.J. Perleman, H.L. Mencken, Hafiz, Homer, Georges Simenon and Jorge Luis Borges.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Bailey on March 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm a long time listener of the podcast this book draws material from, The Seanachai. When I found out the audio stories were available in book form, I jumped at the chance to buy it. If you're wavering about whether or not to pick the book up, check out The Seanachai and listen to a few stories, see if you like it. You probably will.
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I found Mr. McLean by accident. I had googled the words "Irish" and "Storytelling" and just "found" his site. I loved his story podcasts. He has a great storytelling style. Then saw I could buy his book. I already listened to all the stories in the book when I bought it, but I bought it anyway because
1) I want the script for the stories so I can rip off parts for my own stories
2) I wanted to help financially support Mr. McLean so he can keep doing what he does.
Greg
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By Scott Churetta on January 31, 2014
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I too was introduced to Mr. McLean by way of his audio works, particularly The Seanachai. "The Vampire in my Attic" is the first story I heard, and it hooked me. It's a story that doesn't take itself, or vampires, seriously, but at the same time immediately engages you. Actually, all of his stories do that.
My words cannot even come close to doing justice to describing how good Mr. McLean's storytelling is. Do yourself a favor -find the audio and buy the books. You'll be happy you did.
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By Devil's Advocate on August 17, 2013
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I love seeing how writers (good ones, at least) mold language in new and creative ways. The best I have read thus far is Mark Twain. Although I won't compare Mr. McLean with Mr. Clemens, I did get great enjoyment out of his mastery of the English language. His ideas are creative and offbeat, and his characters, though absurd, can be identified with. I have checked out his online material and look forward to reading more of his work.
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