EVEN THE DEAD: Latest Quirke Book!

Benjamin Black’s latest Quirke novel, Even the Dead, was published in the US in January. It is a brilliant follow-up to Holy Orders, the previous Quirke story, while it also opens up several new avenues for angst, love, and vindication for our hero.  While there is no word on any […]

The Byrne-ing News, August 2013 Edition

Regular readers at Byrneholics might be enlightened about all of the August happenings, but chances are you missed something. And before the recap of what transpired in the World of Byrne during August, here are a couple of items to note on your calendar for this Fall: mill valley film […]

Roddy Doyle’s “The Guts”: Book Review by Gabriel Byrne

So, here’s the thing. I know who Roddy Doyle is, of course: great Irish writer, actually now “recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers,” with a slew of novels based on his native Dublin written over the past two decades; screenwriter of Irish films based on his Barrytown Trilogy […]

“What Fresh Lunacy Is This?” Book Review by Gabriel Byrne

Oliver Reed was a thrilling and accomplished actor. He starred in a group of films I will always remember: Oliver!,  Women In Love, The Devils, The Hunting Party, and The Three Musketeers. In Women in Love, he proved the perfect counter-balance to Alan Bates. Reed’s work in The Devils (which I […]

Gabriel Byrne: Film Producer and Blogger!

We thought he was holed up in a soundstage somewhere in NYC, a “sweatbox of the arts,” as Fred Astaire famously called it, creating the next season of In Treatment, polishing his Paul Weston impersonation and bringing new stories to life. Well, he is making In Treatment, we know, but […]