Reading Journal: Monday 6th January 2014

So yeah, my journal entry for Monday 6th January. Emmm...bit of a problem there as it happens. I'm sure you know how it is when you spend so much time reading that you leave no time for writing, or you spend so much time writing that you leave no … [Read more...]

‘The Penguins’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'The Penguins' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 19 September 2010 Briefly: All seems routine and normal on a Transatlantic flight until a 'majorly dramatic sound from the … [Read more...]

‘Nights at the Gin Palace’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'Nights at the Gin Palace' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 17 September 2010 Briefly: It's the early hours of the morning and Freddie Bliss sits with his daughter Angelica, … [Read more...]

‘There Are Little Kingdoms’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'There Are Little Kingdoms' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 16 September 2010 Briefly: Making his way through the town in high spirits, the narrator is taken by surprise when … [Read more...]

‘Burn the Bad Lamp’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'Burn the Bad Lamp' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 14 September 2010 Briefly: Ralph Coughlan has a small antique shop in the wrong part of town. Wistful and optimistic that … [Read more...]

‘Breakfast Wine’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'Breakfast Wine' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 12 September 2010 Briefly: At the The North Star bar it's business as usual. All fine and well except business as usual at the … [Read more...]

‘Party at Helen’s’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'Party at Helen's' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 10 September 2010 Briefly: This story settles on a particular house party playing out on a Saturday night/Sunday morning in … [Read more...]

‘The Wintersongs’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'The Wintersongs' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 09 September 2010 Briefly: A 'bony and long and turkey-necked' old woman boards a train at a country station and sits down on … [Read more...]

‘Ideal Homes’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'Ideal Homes' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 29 August 2010 Briefly: This story takes the reader on an evening tour around a quintessential Irish village, with brazen twins, … [Read more...]

‘Last Days Of The Buffalo’ by Kevin Barry

Title: 'Last Days Of The Buffalo' by Kevin Barry Collection/Anthology?: There Are Little Kingdoms (Stinging Fly Press) Date Read: 27 August 2010 Briefly: The story follows Foley - a man so eloquently described in the story as 'the original brick … [Read more...]