Ghosts and Lightning (Paperback)
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Ghosts and Lightning (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/05/2010
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Squabbling siblings, misfit school-friends and life on the estates of West Dublin are trouble enough. But then a ghost starts haunting the family home and Denny's life starts getting properly complicated.

Hilarious, warm and tragic by turns, Ghosts and Lightning is a refreshing tale of one young man doing the right thing when surrounded by all the wrong choices and finding love in the most unlikely places.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847673305
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


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A scorching burst of new talent . . . This is a rough, real slice of punkish Dublin low life, a black comedy, a ghost story and more. * * The Times * *
Very powerful. Often funny, sometimes frightening, always very human. I loved it. * * RODDY DOYLE * *
An amazing book, written with force and passion. And Denny is a very funny and slightly demented tour guide to twenty-first century Dublin. * * MATT HAIG * *
Byrne's voice crackles with energy and dark humour in a richly-evoked novel of Dublin family life. * * Irish Independent * *
Engaging and funny. Trevor Byrne delivers an acute portrayal of loss in a story filled with warmth, humour and wonder. * * CATHERINE O'FLYNN * *
A youthful, exuberant debut novel . . . one to watch. * * The Sunday Herald * *
Brings to mind Patrick McCabe and Roddy Doyle. * * Guardian * *

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“Ghosts and Lightning”

On first reading 'Ghosts and Lightning' one may find a tale noticeably similar to Irvine Welsh's 'Trainspotting'. At its core are four friends who live in poverty and dabble in drugs. The... More

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“Ghosts and Lightning”

This book has some good points: It's amusing, not in a Neil Gaiman way but in an childish "Family Guy" way. It jogs along at a nice pace and the characters are likeable enough.However it's negative... More

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“Ghosts and Lightning”

This book is well written with the main characters being strongly crafted, especially the main character, Denny. I felt there was a healthy sense of realism about them. ie the friends are a totally disparate bunch... More

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