Kevin Power

Kevin Power

Gripping chronicle of 15 stolen years

Gripping chronicle of 15 stolen years

Biography: Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir: By Paddy Armstrong with Mary-Elaine Tynan, Gill Books, €17.25

Jordan aims high but fails to provide many real thrills

Jordan aims high but fails to provide many real thrills

Fiction: Carnivalesque, By Neil Jordan, Bloomsbury Circus, €19

Auster’s art of the appalling cliché

Auster’s art of the appalling cliché

Paul Auster has acquired the reputation of being a deep-thought writer

The definitive account of our turbulent times

The definitive account of our turbulent times

Politics: Age of Anger: A History of the Present, By Pankaj Mishra, Allen Lane, €23

The other Gleeson’s first novel pulses with verve

The other Gleeson’s first novel pulses with verve

Rockadoon Shore is Rory Gleeson’s first novel

Molly Keane: Tender look at a literary life less ordinary

Molly Keane: Tender look at a literary life less ordinary

A warm and intimate portrait of a complex writer who captured, lucidly, the last twilight glimmer of a vanished world

Black Lives Matter: Fiery reportage is clouded by raw zeal

Black Lives Matter: Fiery reportage is clouded by raw zeal

An indispensable book, even as it marshals only the rudiments of a long and painful story

Two men who took a frank look at human fallibility

Two men who took a frank look at human fallibility

Michael Lewis's book on Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two Israeli psychologists of the florid-genius school

Eileen Battersby bewitches with a beguiling bildungsroman

Eileen Battersby bewitches with a beguiling bildungsroman

It's a brave move for a critic to publish a novel ...

Capital gains: Banville remains elusive in his own narrative

Capital gains: Banville remains elusive in his own narrative

Kevin Power reviews John Banville's Dublin memoir

McEwan’s foetal voice is a whimper

McEwan’s foetal voice is a whimper

FICTION, Nutshell, By Ian McEwan, Jonathan Cape, €23

Long, weird but pleasing read from a gifted writer

Long, weird but pleasing read from a gifted writer

Here I Am, By Jonathan Safran Foer

Staying close to the bone, Hiaasen delivers another sharp Florida noir

Staying close to the bone, Hiaasen delivers another sharp Florida noir

The plot of Razor Girl is difficult to summarise, but the point -- in all of his novels -- is the bad behaviour

Intelligent, effortless fiction at its best

Intelligent, effortless fiction at its best

Fiction; A Doubter’s Almanac, By Ethan Canin, Bloomsbury, €17.25

Reimagining the fate of a doomed Arctic expedition

Reimagining the fate of a doomed Arctic expedition

Historical fiction; Minds of Winter, By Ed O’Loughlin, Riverrun, €19