• "Brilliant"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Told with pace and verve and bitter, black humour... Magnificent"

    Financial Times
  • "Doyle's tenth novel might be called The Dead Republic, but its vision of what Smart calls "the green thing" is as alive as any he has given us"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "There is lovely, brutal detail, as well as a grand swoop over the timeline of Ireland and America, just like the kind of film they just don't make anymore"

    Financial Times
  • "This is Ireland's most famous living writer tackling one of the most crucial periods in history"