Reviews

  • Warm but also unsettling and exhilarating. That's some feat, but Geraldine Quigley has managed to make it seem easy

    Roddy Doyle
  • A clever, compassionate and humorous look at teenage kicks and sectarian strife in early 80s Northern Ireland

    Guardian
  • A sensitive and powerful coming-of-age novel

    Observer
  • Worth checking out for its loving attention to how it feels to be young and in love in a time of turmoil

    i newspaper's Best New Books for 2019
  • A poignant and powerful coming-of-age story

    Sunday Mirror
  • A vivid debut. Geraldine's depiction of what could draw ordinary kids into a paramilitary organisation feels utterly convincing . . . her dialogue feels sparky and alive

    Sunday Times
  • A classic coming of age tale . . . pitch perfect

    Daily Telegraph
  • A beguiling, confident debut

    Irish Independent
  • Both funny and moving, Music Love Drugs War is a poignant coming-of-age novel ... pitches tender depictions of friendship and love against the stark backdrop of war, hunger strikes, rioting and plastic bullets

    Belfast Telegraph
  • If you happened to like Derry Girls, you're in for a treat with Music Love Drugs War

    Sunday Business Post magazine