The Otherhood – Lytchcov Zammana

Science fiction may have a narrow appeal, and is not always respected by advocators of “serious” literature. Strangely enough, however, it is still fair to say that science fiction and horror can be considered to be the two genres  ...

Half a Life – V. S. Naipaul

The publication of V.S. Naipaul’s Half a Life coincides with the greatest literary honor of the author’s career. After successive disappointments, Naipaul was finally awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. Coinciding with this major event as it  ...

The Quarrymen – Hunter Davies

The Quarrymen attempts an unusual experiment. It’s a music book about men who never were serious musicians – a rock history about men who never became rock stars – a footnote in pop history which stayed just that. Its  ...

Side Effect – Sandra Feder

Side Effect is in the tradition of scientifically or professionally realistic thrillers, a la Michael Crichton/John Grisham, this time set in the stressed out fast-paced world of pharmaceutical research. Sandra Feder has a background in research chemistry, allowing her  ...

Dublin Writers Festival – 2001

Dublin celebrated Bloomsday 2001 with four days of literary readings hosted in civic buildings by Dublin Corporation. Writers' festivals are based on a strange concept. Film festivals or drama festivals celebrate art forms which are intended to  ...