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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 03:29 PM
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Which Irish Writers Do You Prefer?
I've got a stack of things -- Yeats, Gerry Adams, even a little Joyce. And I love George Bernard Shaw.

And I'd point out that the Bronte sisters were of Irish descent.

What about the rest of you guys? What are you reading these days?
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 10:06 AM
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1. Ken Bruen
I have ready everything so far except for the one of the two co written american novels. I finished a series of book by Bartholomew Gill and John Brady. I am looking Declan Bruke books but I can't find any through our library so I am going to have to purchase them. I read all the John Harvey inspector Resnick series as well ( not Irish but good stuff) I am looking for suggestions as well- I am definitely a mystery/detective novel reader.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 08:02 PM
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2. You know, I hadn't thought of Irish mysteries.
I'll have to look those up...
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KatyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 01:39 PM
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3. I guess this is a bit off topic
Edited on Wed Jul-16-08 01:41 PM by Kentish Man
But if you like Resnick, you'll like Stuart Pawson's Charlie Priest series, and Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe novels. Great books. Ian Rankin's Rebus series is good too. I love British crime novels, and have read them to death, but Pawson and Hill are my faves, very closely followed by Resnick.
Harvey also has another series about a detective named Frank Elder which is pretty good.

ETA--Glad for the tip on Ken Bruen, I'll have to check him out.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 09:48 AM
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4. Not an Irish writer, but good Irish mystery and history combination
Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series, set in 7th century Ireland http://www.sisterfidelma.com /

For modern fiction, Roddy Doyle (and three of his books are also movies, starring Colm Meany)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-01-08 04:19 PM
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5. Besides the ones you've mentioned... Flann O'Brien
and Jamie O'Neill
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