Jonathan O’Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Radio review: Franzen at the crossroads

Radio review: Franzen at the crossroads

Reviewed this week The Corrections BBC Radio 4 The Niall Boylan Show Classic Hits 4FM It’s a...

Radio: Noonan flogs a dead hoarse

Radio: Noonan flogs a dead hoarse

Reviewed this week: The Last Word, Today FM. Paul Is Dead, BBC Radio 4.

Rotten memoir rehashes old grudges and grievances

Rotten memoir rehashes old grudges and grievances

Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored. By John Lydon. Simon & Schuster, €16.35. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

Radio: When life's a carousel

Radio: When life's a carousel

Reviewed this week: Drama On One: Excess Baggage, RTE Radio 1. Afternoon Drama: Amah In The Bathtub, BBC Radio 4.

Radio: Saving pliant Ryan

Radio: Saving pliant Ryan

Reviewed this week: Tubridy, 2FM.

Radio: More water torture

Radio: More water torture

Reviewed this week: The Last Word, Today FM. Documentary On One: Never Knocked Down, RTE Radio 1.

Germany's cosmic collective

Germany's cosmic collective

Future Days. Krautrock And The Building Of Modern Germany. By David Stubbs. Faber & Faber, €25. Reviewed by Jonathan O’Brien.

Paperback writers

Paperback writers

Reviewed this week: Cold Hands. The Good Girl. Law of Desire.

Radio: Rabbits are not the only food

Radio: Rabbits are not the only food

Reviewed this week: The World At One, BBC Radio 4. Second Captains, Irishtimes.com.

Radio: Calling from the void

Radio: Calling from the void

Reviewed this week: Drama On One: One Way Telephone, RTE Radio 1. The Right Hook, Newstalk 106-108.

Radio review

Radio review

Gaybo at warp speed

Radio review

Radio review

Unhappy and Gay – and doing himself few favours

Hitchens remains sharp and contrary to the end

Hitchens remains sharp and contrary to the end

Arguably By Christopher Hitchens, Atlantic Books, €21.40

It’s all Greek and misnomers to Marian

It’s all Greek and misnomers to Marian

Greek issues, as we know, almost scuppered David Norris’s Aras bid before it had begun – and I ain’t talking about the eurozone debacle.

CDs

CDs

Surfer rock