A new world is created here by Micheál Ó Conghaile, a world which didn’t and will never exist – but a world which is, nevertheless, uncannily familiar . . . stress, worry, irrationality and wit abound. Self identity and man’s raison d’être explored.
Powerful, artistic, articulate writing, apt and effective in exploring the type of material in question … if good short story writing was lagging in recent times this should awaken a crowd from their slumber!
– Books Ireland
Micheál Ó Conghaile’s surreal stories in Connemara Irish are wildly funny, with their own bizarre reality dragging the willing reader after them.
– RTÉ Guide
These thirteen stories have been worth waiting for. … All the stories are driven forward by a style which is forceful, subtle and unique.
– The Irish Times