“Home is where the books are”

Writers are readers. Not when they are writing, perhaps, but most of the time, you will find them reading. Thinking about reading. And writing. Thinking about what to read next. Talking to friends about the latest books, the best books, the books to avoid like the–oh, do we say “plague” […]

WALKING WITH GHOSTS: Now in Paperback

Scheduled to be released in the UK by Picador on September 30, the paperback of Gabriel Byrne’s hugely successful memoir, Walking With Ghosts, has a new cover and a new synopsis, too! Here is the synopsis from the official Picador page for the book: Born to working-class parents and the […]

Crossing the Line with Gabriel Byrne: Videos and Transcriptions

Gabriel Byrne is full of ideas, concerns, observations, considered opinions, and stories. Ever since I became aware of him, back in 1981, he has been so. Every interview, short or long, gives you either glimpses of the depth of his intellectual nature or captures big hunks of philosophical discourse that […]

The Byrne-ing News, August 2021 Edition

Do you feel that? The first hint of Fall is in the air. Delicious, isn’t it? So, let’s say goodbye to Summer and check out the doings of our favorite Irishman, shall we? As always, we have a heady mix of current news combined with the added spice of previous […]

War of the Worlds, Season Two, Episode 7

The penultimate episode takes us deep into spoiler territory, but I have tried not to reveal too much from this action-and-plot-packed story. Something that we were reasonably sure would happen DID happen, so I don’t think you’ll be too surprised about that. Otherwise, my lips are sealed. Episode 7 brought […]

War of the Worlds, Season 2, Episode 6

First up: new promotional images in honor of the debut of Season 2 of War of the Worlds in the UK! Episode 6 turned out to be a watershed episode, as they say: major stuff happened, the plot took a twist, and we got an unexpected flash back story from […]