“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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

One to Watch: NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER by Kevin Barry

Interesting news from The Bookseller, which reports that Kevin Barry’s (right) latest novel – “drenched in sex, death and narcotics” – will be Canongate’s lead fiction title for 2019. To wit:
Canongate publishing director Francis Bickmore has signed a novel “drenched in sex, death and narcotics” from Goldsmiths and IMPAC winner Kevin Barry.
  UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to Night Boat to Tangier were signed from C+W’s Lucy Luck. Doubleday US has North American rights.
  Scheduled to be Canongate’s lead fiction title for 2019, the novel follows two Irish gangsters who are waiting for the boat to Tangier at the Spanish port of Algeciras.
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