The Orange Mocha Chip Frappuccino Years
What do you do when you wake up one morning and discover that you've become completely desensitised to human feelings? Easy - you become an estate agent. The Celtic Tiger has come of age and there's plenty of cash to be made for a young man with a sharp suit and no conscience. But even economic miracles have a downside.
"Just about the most hilarious character to grace the pages of an Irish novel for as many years as I can remember. It's a long time since I laughed so heartily at a book as at this Holden-Caulfield-meets-Sebastian-Dangerfield hybrid..."
"A book that is more than just a parody of dreadful rugby types and their girlfriends. It's as strong as a knowing commentary on the peculiar direction the middle classes in this country have taken since the mid-90s. In this way, Howard (via Ross) has a zeitgeisty insight into first world problems that have long been troubling this unashamedly middle class reviewer, viz property prices, cappuccino culture, and the Americanisation of the young Irish person. Each one is picked off with the precision of a trained sniper."
Ryan Tubridy, Sunday Tribune