Featured Readers

Each month we sit down for a chat with a ‘Featured Reader’, to find out about their favourite books of all time, their literary preferences, recommendations, revered authors, & the likes...

This Month

Brian McCarthy

Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Reading is important to me because of the way it gets your imagination going.

Brian McCarthy, Drumcondra

What was the best book you read growing up?

The best book I read growing up was John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath.

It was racy in style, his writing in short, crisp sentences, we’d never met things like that before.

What book could you not put down?

The book I couldn’t put down was The Godfather by Mario Puzo. Once you got involved, you had to know what happened next. It was wonderful on the whole concept of family, and it gave the concept of family a very different meaning.

Why is reading important?

Reading is important to me because of the way it gets your imagination going.

Particularly novels, the way they take me out of where I am and start thinking about the world and start looking at different perspectives on things.


The Books

We have been finding out about the books that matter to you, to grow this virtual bookshelf that represents the lives, families and culture of the people that call Dublin home. Here are a selection of some of the books that you have been telling us …

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