Dec 11 2009


Published by under Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor’s book reading

Rating: 3.5 stars


1) Likes:

He is really Irish and he doesn’t mind showing it in his writing.┬áHis knowledge is so immense that I have to look up his references. His accent is beautiful. The man is great at writing poetry (how many middle-age men can actually put Eminem into their poems?) And his jokes are hilarious.

2) Dislikes:

There are too many Irish writers who write about the solemnness and sadness of Ireland that having Joseph O’Connor as another player in the game doesn’t really make a difference. And for me, I personally didn’t like the love letter that he was reading out. It’s too slow, too dense, and too out of a-cookie-cutter format.

If you want to see what Joseph O’Connor is all about straight from the horse’s mouth, check out his interview at

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  1.   Aon 11 Dec 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I don’t know if it’s fair to dislike O’Connor for having experiences similar to those of other Irish writers, simply because they all went through a lot of harshness in the suffering of the Irish people. I do see why you bring it up though.