Friday, October 16, 2009

The best Irish Novelist in World

I'm hurrying to the book shop to buy this novel. I heard whisperings of this book recently but only just shook the internet cobwebs off me there to google it.

All i can say is this guy is the main man for me. I love all of his ambitious, poetic, swaggering, heartbreakingly amazing work. This guy inspires me infinitely.

But I don't like his hair.

Check him out here.

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OMG - I'm reading this at the moment. It is FAB!! But how can they call it a novel?! I intend to ask him that when I meet him. It is short stories and that is what this man does best. I've always loved Colum's language & originality. This book SINGS. I was going to blog all this. But what the hell.

Uiscebot said...

BIog about it! I wouldn't be writing if it wasn't for Colum McCann


Did reading him inspire you to write?

ArtSparker said...

Will look for it...I remember the review I read.

I don't think the hair is his fault.

Uiscebot said...

Yeah WRW, big time - He's such a stylist. I remember reading 'Fishing the sloe black river' and the hairs prickling up on my arms it was so fucking good.

Only joking about the hair Artsparker - i just had to balance out all that gushing praise somehow.