“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Monday's Artistic Interlude # 203: Niall Fennessy

Niall Fennessy is a good mate of ours, and a damn fine landscape photographer to boot, but don’t take our word for it: check out his portfolio and discover how beautiful Dublin can be when viewed through the eyes of an especially gifted beholder. He also does weddings, by the way, and if you twisted his arm he’d probably do bar mitzvahs too. But we wouldn’t twist his arm. He’s a big bloke. And hard. You’ll only wind up like something out of a Weegee shot …

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