The Good Son reviewed on BBC Radio

You can listen back to the wonderful review of The Good Son on BBC Radio Ulster by Mike Philpott on the Kerry McLean Show at 42.15 mins in.

“Heart-rending… It has everything… the casual brutality of the Troubles seems worse because it’s seen through this child’s eyes. It’s so real, one the best protagonists I’ve read in a long, long time… The last time a character had stayed with me like that was Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye.

One of McVeigh’s talents is he takes you from sadness to humour to horror to a whole range of other emotions quite often even in the space of one page which is not an easy thing to do.”

Listeners:

“A bitter-sweet experience… One I’d reccomend to all.”

“Amazing, disturbing, sad and funny.”

“It’s the story of every child. I really enjoyed it but it did make me cry.”

“A cracking read. One I’d definitely recommend.”

Amazing! Thanks everyone.

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