Dark Lies the Island
A kiss that just won't happen. A disco at the end of the world. A teenage goth on a terror mission. And OAP kiddie-snatchers, and scouse real-ale enthusiasts, and occult weirdness in the backwoods...
Dark Lies the Island is a collection of unpredictable stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as 'the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years'. Every page is shot through with the riotous humour, sympathy and blistering language that mark Kevin Barry as a pure entertainer and a unique teller of tales.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CarleyShea - LibraryThing
I have never been a huge fan of short stories, but I was excited to give this book a try. It opened very strong. I loved the writing of "Across the Rooftops." It was a brief and vague peek into the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mhanlon - LibraryThing
First, the good stuff, because Kevin Barry is full of good stuff. He's at his best when his stories veer that little bit off the road into the bizarre and the slightly unexpected. He's able to capture ... Read full review