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Fledgling novelist sticks to what he knows best – and triumphs

Utterly Monkey, by Nick Laird, Fourth Estate, €15.85.

30th April, 2005

Utterly Monkey, by Nick Laird, Fourth Estate, €15.85.

Even the most rudimentary writing course will teach fledgling novelists that they should write about what they know.

From this approach springs seemingly effortless observations on the human condition that can elevate an otherwise unexceptional piece of fiction into an altogether different realm.

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