Monday, March 18, 2013

Top twelve postwar Irish novels

For The Daily Beast, Allen Barra tagged twelve of the best postwar Irish novels, including:
The Guards by Ken Bruen (2001)

Down the mean, green streets of Galway a man goes who is somewhat tarnished but definitely not afraid. Ken Bruen’s alcoholic, coke-snorting highly literate private detective Jack Taylor is the best dick in Irish lit, and no author in the country is more fearless when it comes to taking on the twin sacred cows of the Church and the police.
Read about the other entries on Barra's list.

Also see Brian McGilloway's top ten modern Irish crime novels, Foyles's top 10 list of contemporary Irish novels, and Frank Delaney's top 10 Irish novels.

--Marshal Zeringue