A Ton of Malice: The Half-Life of an Irish Punk in London

Author(s): McKINLEY, Barry
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781910400791
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'Dazzling ... the author has a way with words as slick and sudden as a flick knife... a breathtaking storyteller'
SUNDAY TIMES on A Ton of Malice

'Wild, funny and furiously unsentimental -- a fine debut'
GUARDIAN

'If you want to laugh this summer -- the kind of filthy guffaw that will make your sun-lounger neighbours wish they were reading what you were reading -- buy A Ton of Malice, Barry McKinley's tale of sex, drugs and working at Sellafield'
EVENING STANDARD

'McKinley is a huge talent... A Ton of Malice is a powerful, original work... There is music in the sentences, a gruff, down-at-heel, Tom Waitsy lyricism, counterpointed with staccato machine-gun bursts of inchoate rage. Occasionally the voice allows itself to flare into sunbursts of beauty... A dark, funny, gritty trip of a story that tells it like it is.'
JOSEPH O'CONNOR, IRISH TIMES

'brings to mind Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting and Bruce Robinson's imperishable film classic, Withnail and I… The writing is fresh, piercing and very, very funny… Do not miss this book'
RTE.ie

'An astonishing portrait of toxic masculinity to rank alongside Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son and Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. Savagely funny, and ultimately heartbreaking. Read it.'
JULIAN GOUGH on A TON OF MALICE

'Full of brilliant barbs and humour... hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking'
SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

'Beautifully timed with a nice balance of cynical humour and genuine emotion'
MAIL ON SUNDAY

'A study in wizened, impotent rage, measured out in wicked one-liners... It would be tempting to call the whole thing Beckett meets Shepard'
IRISH TIMES --...

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781910400791
ISBN10 1910400793
Author McKINLEY, Barry
Binding Paperback
Date Published 5 Jul 2018
Frequency No
Report Date 2018/07/05
Pages 237
Publisher Old Street Publishing

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