Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade
Winner of the 2007 Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction
Life is turning into a total mare for Ross O'Carroll-Kelly. He has a nine-year-old son who wants to be a gangland boss, a mother writing trashy soft-porn novels and a skanger called Marty tied to a chair in his office. And if that's not bad enough, Sorcha's up the Hilary Duff. It's no wonder he wishes he'd hopped off a stop earlier.
"Our misanthropic hero returns, and Sorcha is pregnant, ‘up the Damien’ as he so charmingly puts it. Politically incorrect and hilarious in equal measure..."
"Amid all this wild satire, Howard has a sharp feel for modern Dublin, for character, for class differences, the clash of the sexes and generational difference, and deals with them far more perceptively than most ‘literary’ novelists. He is quite simply the sharpest writer of fiction in Ireland today."
Irish Mail on Sunday
"Side-splittingly funny but also the most accurate and vicious satire."
"The saga continues its hilarious evisceration of modern Dublin tribes... The best laugh-to-page ratio available this year."