John O'Donnell

John O'Donnell, Barrister, Poet and Author

Reviews

THE IRISH TIMES

Captivating…the detail of the writing makes the stories sing… a high-octane debut from a natural storyteller… Read full Review…

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

O’Donnell’s stories hit you like little bullets of astute observations, tightly wrought explorations of complex truths, narrated in beautiful, fluid, uncomplicated prose Read full Review…

THE BUSINESS POST

Sharply observed short stories that catch the complexity of life…O’Donnell’s maturity as a writer shines through… rich enough to read again and again, Almost the Same Blue will surely find readers who delight in doing so Read full Review…

IRISH INDEPENDENT

Versatile debut collection shows many sides to the short story… a very good anthology… enthusiastically recommended Read full Review…

SUNDAY TIMES

His prose is elegant, frictionless and pleasingly direct…While langorous anatomisations of the dating scene command much of the attention these days, O’Donnell’s stories show that there is still room for others to articulate what William Faulkner called the “eternal verities” of the human heart Read full Review….

IRISH EXAMINER

A compelling collection … beautifully written, skilfully constructed stories full of insight and humanity Read full Review….