Books.

Frank Delaney lists his

  • peteb

    Joyce is, unsurprisingly, over-represented.

  • Davros

    Two books is hardly over-representing Pete ?
    What would you put in their place ?

  • slackjaw

    Watt No Beckett?

  • Henry94

    No Beckett, no Flann O’Brien and no Francis Stuart. Unbelievable.

  • Davros

    Raises eyebrows at Henry being a Stuart fan !

  • smcgiff

    Trinity – Leon Uris? I want a story!!

  • hagrid

    it seems a pity that he confines his to a choice of 10 titles – a more generous selection might have included titles from authors like Bernard MacLaverty, Nuala O’Faolain or Frank McCourt.

  • Davros

    Arrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  • Davros

    Hagrid- he was asked to list 10- they do that for other genres – eg Gothic novels

  • Gerry O’Sullivan

    Nothing by Flann O’Brien? Surely “At Swim-Two-Birds” should be there, at least?

  • slackjaw

    Top 10 Northern Irish Novels anyone?

  • Davros

    Is it Good Gerry ? I enjoyed Hard Life πŸ™‚

  • Davros

    Oh that’s a hard one SJ…

  • Davros

    Can we do Ulster … lot’s of McGahern πŸ˜‰

  • slackjaw

    If we did Ulster then Patrick McCabe would get incuded too.

    As for Northern Ireland, I finished The Blue Tango by Eoin McNamee the other day. Definitely up there as a future classic.

  • Gerry O’Sullivan

    Davros

    “At Swim-Two-Birds” is brilliant. Very surreal, but also very funny. The others worth reading are “The Third Policemen” and “An B

  • slackjaw

    On Flann O’Brien, The Dalkey Archive is also well worth the read.

  • Davros

    Blast …even more books to add to the List πŸ˜‰

  • Ziznivy

    Frank McCourt Hagrid?!!! That cliched drivel! How could anyone seriously suggest that cynical manipulative disingenuous mediocrity?

    I’d make a strong case for a Brion Moore novel being included.

  • Davros

    LOL Ziz…I knew that would be a controversial suggestion.