“Declan Burke is his own genre. The Lammisters dazzles, beguiles and transcends. Virtuoso from start to finish.” – Eoin McNamee “This bourbon-smooth riot of jazz-age excess, high satire and Wodehouse flamboyance is a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.” – Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019 “This rapid-fire novel deserves a place on any bookshelf that grants asylum to PG Wodehouse, Flann O’Brien or Kyril Bonfiglioli.” – Eoin Colfer, Guardian Best Books of the Year 2019 “The funniest book of the year.” – Sunday Independent “Declan Burke is one funny bastard. The Lammisters ... conducts a forensic analysis on the anatomy of a story.” – Liz Nugent “Burke’s exuberant prose takes centre stage … He plays with language like a jazz soloist stretching the boundaries of musical theory.” – Totally Dublin “A mega-meta smorgasbord of inventive language ... linguistic verve not just on every page but every line.Irish Times “Above all, The Lammisters gives the impression of a writer enjoying himself. And so, dear reader, should you.” – Sunday Times “A triumph of absurdity, which burlesques the literary canon from Shakespeare, Pope and Austen to Flann O’Brien … The Lammisters is very clever indeed.” – The Guardian

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TV Or Not TV

Jane Casey was on ye olde Twittere yesterday, claiming that the last time she was on TV3’s Ireland AM programme, she was grinning like some kind of loon. I’d have had said she was smiling as mysteriously as Mona Lisa, but what do I know? Anyway, Jane was back on Ireland AM yesterday morning, to talk about her latest offering, THE RECKONING, this part of Ireland AM’s series of interviews with the nominees on the shortlist for the Irish Book Awards crime fiction list, which the programme sponsors.
  You can find Jane’s interview at the link here, and Ireland AM have also very kindly cached the interviews with all the other nominees, including Casey Hill, William Ryan and yours truly, with Alan Glynn’s turn in the spotlight coming this morning.
  Meanwhile, anyone interested in voting for any of the nominees - which also includes Benjamin Black - can do so by clickety-clicking here

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