'CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL is a fresh, highly original debut by a writer not afraid to take on the bigger issues of life. Fate and love in their many guises stalk these pages, as well as a man who, like the hero in a Greek tragedy, rails against the destiny mapped out to him, trying only to safeguard what he holds dear. It will grip you from the first paragraph.'
'Told in a lively Dublin vernacular...Ronan OBrien has a fine sense of drama, marrying the minutiae of everyday life to the extraordinary, with spirited aplomb.'
'Spooky, magical and engrossing'
'This thrilling tale will keep you reading long into the night'
'Part tender, idiosyncratic story about love and redemption, part black comedy'
'I absolutely loved this book! I was gripped from the first page. It's a real page turner...I don't think I've ever cried so much reading a book'
'I read it over the course of one very long train journey and had that wonderful feeling that it could easily have been the narrator sitting opposite me, telling me the story himself.'
'Laugh-out-loud in places but there was one bit where I was blubbing into the Kleenex (on the train to work - be warned!) Refreshingly different - part romance, part biting comedy. Blew me away.'
'A wonderfully fresh new voice'
'The heart leaps up at this new Irish novel'
'Echoes early Roddy Doyle'