Des Kenny's Book Reviews
Fourteen Irish Working lives are highlighted in the book and include - amongst others - a Birdman, an Embalmer, a Gardener, a Sewer Man a Chiropodist a Train Driver and an Air Traffic Controller.
The cover of the recently published book “Irish Working Lives” written by Marie Louise O’Donnell, illustrated by Eric Luke’s photographs is inviting and attractive, one of those rare occasions when a book can be judged by its cover.
The Essence of Absurdity
by Des Kenny
The first paragraph in the first story of Nicole Flattery’s first collection “Show Them a Good Time” reads: “The schemes were for people with plenty of time, or people not totally unfamiliar with being treated like shit. I was intimate with both situations. Management interviewed me - bizarre questions through an inch of plexiglass: How long, in hours, have you been unemployed? Did you misspend your youth throwing stones at passing cars?