Kevin Power

Kevin Power

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

Sara Taylor’s polished novel has almost everything but prophecy and fire

Sara Taylor’s polished novel has almost everything but prophecy and fire

The Lauras, By Sara Taylor

Rose Tremain’s latest is music to the eyes

Rose Tremain’s latest is music to the eyes

The Gustav Sonata; By Rose Tremain

Walter proves an accomplished storyteller with an impressive wartime debut

Walter proves an accomplished storyteller with an impressive wartime debut

A Quiet Life; By Natasha Walter

Not soft, not strong, but very, very long

Not soft, not strong, but very, very long

Fiction; Barkskins; By Annie Proulx Fourth Estate, €25.20

Huffington’s latest is a snooze-fest from start to finish

Huffington’s latest is a snooze-fest from start to finish

Non-fiction; The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time; By Arianna Huffington; WH Allen, €17.50

Hum it, DeLillo is back on track

Hum it, DeLillo is back on track

Zero K, By Don DeLillo