Patrick McCabe's novel "The Butcher Boy" is in many respects a masterpiece of voice appropriation. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2001 by ian colford
If living in Monaghan doesn't make you criminally insane, living with the likes of Francie's parents (one a baking fiend and the other a sad holder of a spirits clerkship first... Read morePublished on July 31 2001 by Michael S. Mahoney
I truly recommend this book. Very well written and original. I've reread it more than 10 times, yet never feel satisfied.Published on July 2 2001 by Phebe Anggreani
This is one of those books that will shake you to the core, and one that you will remember for the rest of your life -- whether you claim to 'like' it or not. Read morePublished on June 9 2001 by Larry L. Looney
When books such as this become shortlisted for the Booker prize, we are in trouble. Never before has such a grab-bag of Irish clichès (from abusive priests through drunken... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2001 by G M
This is my first novel by Patrick McCabe and I find his use of language decieving until you get used to it; from then on it is astoundingly brilliant. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2000 by Robert P.
"The Butcher Boy," I think, is a beautifully vivid and horrific account of an impoverished, devestated youth. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2000
Like Burgess' Clockwork Orange and Welsh's Trainspotting (the books not the movies) McCabe brings the reader inside the mind of a warped narrator with such convincing style and... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2000 by Jeffrey R. Buckley