Kevin Power

Kevin Power

Hits and misses for Haddon as he toys with his audience’s expectations

Hits and misses for Haddon as he toys with his audience’s expectations

The Pier Falls offers no immediate answers to some pertinent questions

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I spent much of my 22nd year writing a 400-page supernatural thriller set in a fictionalised version of my secondary school

A tabloid approach to literary demises

A tabloid approach to literary demises

Non-fiction; The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End; By Katie Roiphe; Virago, €22.60

Understated, everyday stories told through a quietly powerful voice

Understated, everyday stories told through a quietly powerful voice

Multitudes is Lucy Caldwell’s first collection of short stories, and it’s brilliant

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Why we need science fiction to write us a better future

Transcending the ordinary to produce something       extraordinary

Transcending the ordinary to produce something extraordinary

Colours Other Than Blue, by Anthony Glavin

Living up to its name, Marías latest is heavy going

Living up to its name, Marías latest is heavy going

Scarcely a sentence couldn’t have been tightened up by a stringent editor

Heavy on the gothic, O’Donnell takes flight

Heavy on the gothic, O’Donnell takes flight

Fiction; The Maker of Swans; By Paraic O’Donnell; Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, €17.50

No thriller in Manila as Irving mislays his mojo

No thriller in Manila as Irving mislays his mojo

FICTION; Avenue of Mysteries; By John Irving; Doubleday, €20

We can all be heroes in the perfect world of business bestsellers

We can all be heroes in the perfect world of business bestsellers

"Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive," by Charles Duhigg

TV: This year’s Love is hit and miss

TV: This year’s Love is hit and miss

The gags in Netflix's new offering are sometimes funny, sometimes not

Cold comfort in Scandi thriller without the thrills

Cold comfort in Scandi thriller without the thrills

Madness, murder and death in the modern welfare state

Ambitious Dublin novel offers much to enjoy

Ambitious Dublin novel offers much to enjoy

Caustic and grim portrait of city

How the literary sausage is made

How the literary sausage is made

Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

Artistic Licence: Kevin Power

Artistic Licence: Kevin Power

Tearing myself away from the books of guys