A work of genius
One of the finest novels of the past 50 years
Funny, sad and beautifully written; prescient, wise, original and unexpectedly eccentric
TROUBLES has everything: great story, compelling characters, believable dialogue and big ideas. It's a book good enough to win the Booker in any year. Not just 1970.
Like Fawlty Towers written by Evelyn Waugh
No finer work has ever been written about this transitional period in Irish history: it remains a landmark in 20th-century Irish literature, and one that deserves to win The One And Only Great Retrospective Booker
Farrell's vision and voice are unique, inimitable