Thursday, September 16, 2021

Appreciation …

Belfast’s best-kept secret. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… Moore retains the tart flavour of a well-kept secret. He is not under-rated exactly, nor does he merit the backhanded compliment “writer’s writer” (unless the writer in question is Graham Greene, who called Moore his favourite living novelist). He is, rather, under-read and certainly under-kept-in-print: only about a third of his 20 novels are easy to find at any time. Luckily, enterprising publisher Turnpike Books is marking his centenary this month by reissuing three of his longest-unavailable novels, including one of his best.

1 comment:

  1. A very fine movie was made of "The Luck of Ginger Coffey." If it ever turns up in the avalanche of old movies available, I recommend it highly. (The book is even better, of course, and I recommend that -- need I say again, "of course".) Oh, and "Judith Hearne" was also filmed, and well too.