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  • A page-turner of a masterpiece. Don't miss it

    Daily Mail
  • Stunningly accomplished

  • A triumph...A spectacular raises the bar for contemporary Irish fiction

    Sunday Times
  • A terrific story... A stealthily gripping narrative

    Daily Telegraph
  • This is Joseph O'Connor's best book. It is shocking, hilarious, beautifully written, and very, very clever

    Roddy Doyle
  • His most substantial and impressive novel to date. Sad and funny, Star of the Sea tacks and veers in surprising directions, but follows a subtly plotted course to its final satisfying landfall

    Irish Times
  • A masterful storyteller... A thrilling tale...O'Connor writes with nothing less than incandescent passion... Unfailingly gripping

    The Times
  • A modern masterpiece... The language is absolutely gorgeous

    Bob Geldof
  • There is so much that is memorable in the Star of the Sea... Grounded upon well researched, vivid, unprejudiced empathy

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Sensitive, thoughtful and rich with the spoils of its author's plunder of the past

    Irish Independent

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