Me, Joshua Burnside, Joan McCready & Natalya O’Flaherty on The Culture Cafe
Update **This postponed due to tragic death of broadcaster Stephen Clements**
Nuala McKeever is sitting in for Lynette Fay on BBC Radio Ulster today with a mix of music and chat. The chat today is with me! We’ll be talking about The Good Son for sure and who knows – growing up in Belfast – books…
You can listen here.
The Biggest Book Club in the Country is back with Paul McVeigh’s ‘The Good Son’
So the Stephen Nolan in Ireland has chosen The Good Son as its latest read. I went into the BBC studio in Belfast to record a few minutes and you can head over and listen to it here.
Thanks to Pedro Hughes and Libraries NI too for recommending The Good Son.
This was me in Stephen Nolan’s chair recording the extract- I got a kick out of that.
You can join in by getting one of the 300 copies of the book that are being sent around libraries in NI or buy it here… or below.
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.