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New York Irish Arts Reviews The Brothers’ Lot

Delighted with this review by Michelle Woods on New York Irish Arts.  Full review at link below.  Excerpts below that. http://newyorkirisharts.blogspot.com/2011/11/kevin-holohans-brothers-lot-michelle.html Set in the Brothers of Godly Coercion for Young Boys of Meager Means, where Father Boland is convinced that … Continue reading

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The Brothers Reviewed at Staged Reaction

Thanks to Barry Houlihan (no relation) for this thoughtful review at Staged Reaction http://stagedreaction.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/the-brothers-lot-a-novel-by-kevin-holohan/ “The Brothers’ Lot” – a novel by Kevin Holohan 07 Oct “For all the kids who never got a chance to answer back” reads the dedication in … Continue reading

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Delighted to get reviewed in The Guardian

Lovely to get reviewed in the Guardian, home of the tremendous cartoonist Steve Bell and my staple read for donkey’s years . http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/04/brothers-lot-kevin-holohan-review The Godly Coercion School for Young Boys of Meagre Means is a grimly repressive religious institution where young Dublin … Continue reading

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Great Review on Arena: RTE Radio 1

Many thanks to to Sean Rocks, Sinead Gleeson and Declan Burke for this thoughtful review of The Brothers’ Lot on RTE Radio 1′s Arena  (audio link below): http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/archive1/2011/0920/arena.html

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New Review of The Brothers’ Lot

Many thanks to my dear friend Ben Tyner for taking the time and effort to pen this thoughtful review of the Brothers’ Lot and to Tim Varian for hosting it. Original post is here  http://titimium.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/the-brothers-lot-book-review/ [FYI, this review is packed … Continue reading

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Great Review In the Irish Times August 13

So very appreciative of this considered review in this weekend’s Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2011/0813/1224302349446.html Finbar battles the Brothers grim DAN SHEEHAN Sat, Aug 13, 2011 FICTION : The Brother’s Lot, By Kevin Holohan, No Exit Press, 320pp. £7.99 WHEN THE FLOODGATES finally opened … Continue reading

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Fantastic Review of The Brothers’ Lot in Times Literary Supplement (TLS)

So thrilled by this fantastic review in the Aug 5 TLS of London.  There is no link available yet so here is a page scan and transcript.  Kevin Holohan THE BROTHERS’ LOT 320pp. No Exit Press. Paperback, £7.99. 978 1 … Continue reading

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Review of The Brothers’ Lot by Dr. Susan Hedahl

This is a compelling and frightening story of what happens to both children and adults when the forms of religion replace the heart of it. Continue reading

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Library Journal: Starred Review of The Brothers’ Lot

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/reviewsbook/889969-421/fiction_reviews_may_1_2011.html.csp Holohan, Kevin. The Brothers’ Lot. Akashic. 2011. c.300p. ISBN 9781936070916. pap. $15.95. F What is the lot of the Brothers of Godly Coercion for Young Boys of Meager Means, fraught as they are by celibacy, repression, and guilt? Sadism, … Continue reading

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