Fintan O’Toole writing about a deceased colleague in the Irish Times on Saturday tells us that her “journalism eschewed the gnostic pretence at Olympian insight into events which [etc. etc]..”. Gosh, Fintan, we’re overwhelmed.
Meanwhile, in the book reviews, Alan O’Riordan announces that the “success of Ferris’s [Joshua Ferris’s “Then We Came to the End” ] debut has made third-person narrative this season’s must-have device…”
Well, all I can say is that I hope all authors and aspiring authors are listening.
Well that made me sit up straighter. As a woman who can’t write in any other kind of narrative voice than third person, it feels good to be the flavor of the season.
the book really is good, if for the laugh value alone. it captures cubicle life with startling accuracy.