All the bad news on the radio.

Wasn't even sure I wanted to go but, fuck it, here I was. Drink around, upturned ashtrays, cheap wine, cold night, dim light, Family Guy on the telly and me waiting to give a lift home but no stir, all talk and be ready in five minutes and all that. Then I remembered I was… Continue reading All the bad news on the radio.

Black Friday Deal on Mick Donnellan’s Novels.

Well, I'm doing a Black Friday promotion on my books. You'll see some good rates and discounts by clicking on the links below. It ends Saturday. Sound, Mick. Fisherman's Blues by Mick Donnellan https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M3QU6ME/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_OK5BDbQHZ4XX7 * El Niño https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004YLO9ZS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_ML5BDbAAEWK7H * Mokusatsu (Sequel to El Niño Book 2) by Mick Donnellan https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TRT2SFY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_lL5BDb46YHY12

The fuse.

Vectra going well. Yellow engine light still on and the cigarette lighter gone. Great craic if you're into dead phones. Said I'd change the fuse. Big plan, DIY plan. Looked up the biblical Youtube and a Polish lad had a video where you find the fusebox. It was in the boot, on the left, behind… Continue reading The fuse.

The forms.

  'Hey, Mick. Did Danny get the forms?' 'Which forms?' 'The mandatory ones?' 'Eh...I'll ask him.' I rang Danny and he said: 'What forms?' 'The mandatory ones?' 'What the fuck does that mean? 'I'll get back to ya.' Later, I asked: 'Can you clarify "Mandatory"?' 'They're a requirement by the regulator.' 'And what do they… Continue reading The forms.

Notes on the dangers of reading Orwell.

The danger of reading Orwell is that you think you have done enough. You know now that an information dictatorship is a real and present danger. And if you know, so does everyone else, right? The problem is covered, no need to worry. There is a world famous book that points out the insanity of… Continue reading Notes on the dangers of reading Orwell.

Notes on Reviews….

The odd thing about reviews is they're not reviews anymore. They tend to be banal descriptions of the story that begin with what happens at the beginning, give away all the plot points and then spell out the end. There is no opinions, no critical analysis, no understanding of where the title being reviewed fits… Continue reading Notes on Reviews….

Notes on the real artist.

He works in a small town and decides he's got a voice and wants to be an artist. Things the kid wants to do, things the kid wants to say. Most nights he drinks to stop him thinking and hopes to sleep but can never quite get there. Some voice, some emotional turmoil, something wrong… Continue reading Notes on the real artist.

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Fisherman's Blues by Mick Donnellan (On Kindle) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M3QU6ME/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_OK5BDbQHZ4XX7 ***** El Niño by Mick Donnellan Now available on Kindle - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004YLO9ZS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_ML5BDbAAEWK7H ****** Mokusatsu - Available now on Kindle -  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TRT2SFY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_lL5BDb46YHY12 ***** Tales from the Heart - A Collection of New Creative Writing from the Students at Athlone Institute of Technology - Now available on Kindle here:… Continue reading Looking to buy Mick Donnellan’s on Novels Amazon Kindle?

Ruaile Buaile in Tullamore

We got there around nine. Tullamore Hotel.There was a band starting in a while, Rualie Buaile they were called. "Supposed to be mighty." Few people in. There was stools in the corner. Took them. Another couple landed. Him with tattoos and an orange T-shirt and a pint of lager. Her with a red wine, black… Continue reading Ruaile Buaile in Tullamore