Tag Archive: Kevin Barry

Nov 16

So Who Should Have Won The Goldsmith Prize

For those of you who have forgotten (which includes me) here are the nominees and links to my thoughtful, though confusing, reviews. Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (Canongate) Acts of Assassins by Richard Beard (Harvill Secker) Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Cape) The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills (Bloomsbury) Grief is the Thing …

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Nov 14

Book Review: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry

Bottom Line: An experimental, heartfelt, passionate novel about that time when John Lennon went to visit his island just to get away from it all. Representative Paragraph: John Lennon deconstructs himself JOHN: Do you really want to know what I am? Do you? Well I’ll tell you exactly what I fucking am. I’m fucking anxiety. …

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Oct 01

The Nominees for the Goldsmiths Prize 2015 have been announced…

… and here they are: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (Canongate) Acts of Assassins by Richard Beard (Harvill Secker) Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Cape) The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills (Bloomsbury) Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell (Cape) The Goldsmith Prize was established …

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