Suspend your disbelief as Dawn O’Porter sends in the Cows

More bite and grit than your average commercial title – but there’s something sugary and addictive within this novel

7th May, 2017
Dawn O’Porter has produced a book that is high on concept and not so much on execution

Fiction: The Cows, By Dawn O’Porter, Harper Collins, €14.95

For much of her time as a TV presenter, Dawn Porter (as she was known before amalgamating her name with husband Chris O’Dowd), was equal parts sharp and sweet – cheeky, breezy and incisive at the same time. Via her telly documentaries, she would dive headlong into all sorts of topics: unusual sex practices, unconventional marriages, sexuality and childbirth. The boilerplate result...

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