The Miseducation Years
Meet Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, the eighteen-year-old self-consumed, goal-kicking star of Castlerock College, who is struggling to cope with stardom in the face of a raging creatine addiction, a newspaper of record that can't spell his name and a battalion of female admirers, led by Sorcha, his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Buckle up as the Celtic Tiger's first son takes you on a Golf GTI ride through the new Ireland and the casual hedonism, outrageous privilege and moral entropy that make up his world.
"I cannot resist picking him up, yet, more than any other man, he sets my teeth on edge. Our rendezvous every Sunday morning is beset with mixed emotions, yet a week is too long apart. His warped charm leaves me simultaneously seething and smirking... Brace yourselves for the ride."
"Devious and amusing... remarkably close to reality."
"In Ross, Paul Howard has created a marvel. Every detail of the life of this buffoon has been gleaned from the terraces of rugby clubs in Dublin's southside, from coffee shops in the 'burbs and of course the assembly halls of schools from Blackrock to Mount Anville... It's Bridget Jones meets Adrian Mole meets Dublin Four. A potent mix, superbly executed by Howard."