Short Story Review: White Hitachi by Kevin Barry

Story Title: White Hitachi by Kevin Barry
Collection/Anthology?: Dark Lies the Island (Jonathan Cape)
Briefly: The Mullaney brothers may be perpetually involved in crime but then they really only have each other, and a beat up white Hitachi van that they like to call home.
Afterthoughts: This is an hilarious tale about two brothers who have little choice but to live on the wrong side of the law. It’s got brilliant characters, there are plenty of laughs (especially when a fellow called Doggie Mannion comes on the scene), and it’s all held together with razor-sharp dialogue. This is classic Kevin Barry. Nuff said!

Rating: ★★★★½

This story was read as part of a review of Kevin Barry’s latest short story collection, Dark Lies the Island. If you want to find out more about the book, or you want to read other reviews from this collection, then I invite you to pop along to my forethoughts post for this title. I also invite you to take a trip over to the publisher page for this title.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).