Good Trouble

Joseph O’Neill

Reviews of Good Trouble

  • Praise for Netherland:

    ‘A great American novel, but one with an ordinary European Everyman at its centre.’ Sean O’Hagan, Observer

    ‘An exquisitely written novel, a large fictional achievement, and one of the most remarkable post-colonial books I have ever read’ James Wood, New Yorker

    ‘An extraordinary novel … O’Neill is a writer of dizzying elegance’ Daniel Swift, Financial Times

    ‘Touched by greatness’ Ed Caesar, Sunday Times

    ‘It is hard to know which is stranger – that a great American novel has been written about cricket or that a great cricket novel should be set in America. But both are true. Netherland, a state-of-the-nation exploration of contemporary America, is ambitious, intelligent and deeply perceptive…whether a huge six or a home run – whatever the metaphor of your choice Netherland – comes right out of the middle of the bat’ Ed Smith, The Times

    Praise for The Dog:

    ‘On page after page, O’Neill can still dazzle as a compellingly intelligent writer. Everywhere you look, there’s a shimmering portrait of modernity waiting to be glimpsed … [An] ambitious, lucidly thought-through novel’ Guardian

    ‘Our only truly international writer … Breathtaking … O’Neill’s writing reflects the individual’s concerns in our desolate modern world in prose that is illuminating, amusing, sometimes beautiful, but never showy’ Irish Independent

    ‘The best comic novel I’ve read for ages’ The Scotsman

    ‘Enraged, brutal, witty and at times brilliant’ Sunday Times

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