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JOSEPH O’NEILL is the author of the novels Netherland (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), This Is the Life, and The Breezes, and of a family history, Blood-Dark Track. He lives in New York and teaches at Bard College.
Not as good as Netherland but I appreciate his understanding of complex financial matters.Published 18 days ago by J F Graham
I hated the experience of reading this.
I live in Dubai as an expat, and somewhat enjoyed the occasional references to places that I often go to. Read more
A rambling, boring, confusing diatribe about wealth, sex, despair and who knows what else? After Neverland, a terrible disappointment. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Miles Wortman
It's hard to follow everything that's going on. Some of the reviews said it all tied up at the end but I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention.Published 24 days ago by RLM9CH
At the beginning of this novel I found it very funny, although darkly so, and I was really enjoying it. However, the ending was so gloomy that I did not recommend it to my friends. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zippy
An excellent book. O'Neill creates a voice which should represent the upper middle class male voice of this century in the same the narrator of Joseph Heller's "Something... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Devereaux Kennedy
The perfect book for anyone with a history of being an Expat in UAE or about to become one. I laughed out loud! Much more informative than "UAE. Culture Shock"! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maggie
A strange and funny book. Well worth the effort. Reminds me vaguely of Laurence Sterne's "A Sentimental Journey" -- not just like it, but not unlike it.Published 2 months ago by James Connelly