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Publisher's Summary

"I think he was dead before I shot him." With these auspicious words begins a murder mystery so utterly unlike any other that it took 15 of Ireland's finest writers (working well below their peak) to bring it to its unlikely conclusion. The plot involves a mad search for the only manuscript of an unpublished novel by James Joyce, and features a stellar cast - including a sadistic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews and the unforgettable mob boss Mrs. Bloom, a woman "who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty." Raucous, raunchy, gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats Is Dead! is a diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. James Joyce would be proud.
Yeats is Dead! was edited by Joseph O'Connor, whose novels include Cowboys and Indians, Desperadoes, The Salesman and Inishowen.
The narrator, Ciraran O'Reilly's, stage performances include The Irish and How They Got That Way, The Corn is Green, and Da, Summer. His film include The Devil's Own and A Further Gesture and he has appeared on television in Law and Order SVU, One Life to Live, and As The World Turns. Authors' royalties are being donated toAmnesty International.
©2001 Amnesty Education Limited
(P)2001 Random House, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Chapter after chapter of competitive wackiness, each author striving to snooker the next with tortuous twists and turns, with maximum silliness." (The Guardian)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Gavin on 09-18-03

Worth a listen but overlong

Would benefit from an abridged version.
Well dramatized.
I really wanted to like this, and did, tremendously, for the first chapter especially. And the next couple were equally great, but it started to go downhill in the middle and never really recovered. An interesting idea to get a number of authors to "run with the story" to wherever their imagination takes them, but it just got really long and seemed to lose the thread - a little like this review maybe - and I think a bit of abridging may have been in order, though I'm not sure how this could be acheived without stepping on the toes of specific authors.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Abe Munder the Wheeled Wonder on 08-22-03

A surprise in every chapter

This was fun to listen to! It took a chapter or so to get into the spirit of the book, but once you do it's a real joy. Just when you think you know what is going to happen next, a new author takes over and turns everything upside down. I was sorry when it ended!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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