Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Canongate, £8.99)
Irish fiction has a long history of experimentation. Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones, which won the Goldsmiths Prize and BGE Irish Book of the Year award and is out now in paperback, is a brilliant new addition, telling its intense, forensic first-person story in a single unbroken sentence. From start to finish, no full stops, semi-colons or speech marks are used. Indents do some of their work, but over many pages the prose looks, and sounds, like poetry.
Despite this formal daring, the novel is almost…
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