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.”
“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.