‘Essential, funny and disturbing.’ Danny Boyle
The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes ranging from love and death to sex and politics, there’s a story about a girl from Tipp being kicked out of ISIS, a van powered by Cork people’s accents and a man who drags a fridge on his back through Limerick.
Whip-smart, provocative and animated by the author’s unmistakably dark wit, it is unlike anything else you will read this year.
Thursday 2/11/2017 Ticketed reading and signing Eason O’Connell St, 6.30pm.
Thursday 9/11/2017 Ticketed reading and signing Eason Cork, 6.30pm.
Wednesday 15/11/2017 Ticketed reading and signing in Eason Galway, 6.30pm.
Sunday 19/11/2017 Belfast Book Festival, reading and interview, 8pm.
The Gospel According to Blindboy is available to pre-order online with Eason and Amazon, it will be available nationwide this Friday October 27. Keep up to date with Blindboy (one half of The Rubberbandits) on The Rubberbandits Twitter, Facebook pages and on their website.
’Mad, wild, hysterical – this is a brilliant debut.’ Kevin Barry, author of Dark Lies the Island
’There is genius in this book, warped genius.’ Russell Brand
‘So blisteringly funny and sharp your fingers might bleed.’ Tara Flynn
Blindboy Boatclub is Ireland’s foremost satirist and its most original comedic voice. As one half of the Rubberbandits, he has released a number of hit singles, including the iconic ‘Horse Outside’ and ‘Dad’s Best Friend’ (featured on the soundtrack to Trainspotting 2), toured to critical acclaim both at home and abroad, and presented a number of popular television shows, such as RTÉ’s Rubberbandits’ Guide and The Almost Impossible Gameshow. Blindboy has also campaigned in support of numerous social issues, including male mental health.