Monday January 27, 2020

Reads for a sunny day

The bookshops are bursting with books for the slow summer days, but which ones should you pack into your suitcase? Here are the finest fictions for all kinds of tastes to be read and enjoyed in summer 2015

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

12th July, 2015

By Paul Murray

It’s rare to come across a novel that can delight at so many levels: The Mark and the Void is incredibly, unputdownably funny, but it’s also warm and intellectually bracing, tracing the calamitous story of the financial crisis that has rocked Ireland in recent years.

Marooned at his banking job in Dublin, Claude Martingale earns a ferocious amount of money but fears his emotional and spiritual...

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