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Spectacular At Once Grittily Real, Wildly Magical And Insanely Alluring A Siren Song Of A Novel DONAL RYAN A Brilliant, Wry Novel, Fizzing With Energy BARNEY NORRISDr Jonathan Murray Fears His New Born Daughter Is Not As Harmless As She SeemsSammy Agnew Is Wrestling With His Dark Past, And Fears The Violence In His Blood Lurks In His Son, TooThe City Is In Flames And The Authorities Are Losing Control As Matters Fall Into Frenzy, And As The Lines Between Fantasy And Truth, Right And Wrong, Begin To Blur, Who Will These Two Fathers Choose To Protect Dark, Propulsive And Thrillingly Original, This Tale Of Fierce Familial Love And Sacrifice Fizzes With Magic And Wonder The Fire Starters


About the Author: Jan Carson

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts development officer currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland She has a BA in English Literature from Queen s University Belfast and an MLitt In Theology and Contemporary Culture from St Andrew s University, Scotland Jan has had short stories published in literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic, has had two of her plays produced for the Belf



10 thoughts on “The Fire Starters

  1. says:

    Northern Irish writer Jan Carson spins a offbeat and beguiling tale set in a East Belfast with its history of sectarianism, where the ghosts and DNA of its past conflicts infiltrates the present Social realism is blended with the colour and magic of the fantastical in the summer of the tall fires, incendiary sparks that grow, threatening to consume


  2. says:

    For whatever reason I never tire of reading about the Troubles, but The Fire Starters is not your average Troubles book Set in modern day East Belfast, Jan Carson imagines a series of fires that break out throughout the city, initiated by an enigmatic figure referred to as the Fire Starter, who revels in the blood lust that his havoc causes Amidst this


  3. says:

    Jan Carson s The Fire Starters examines fatherhood in a really interesting way The novel follows two separate narrative strands both set in East Belfast but one is a realistic look at criminal elements and the other is a fantastical tale involving children with supernatural abilities These two stories occasionally connect, only to glance off each


  4. says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review This book, given the very recent events in Derry, feels very of its time It highlights a Northern Ireland plagued by sectarian divisions, mixing cultural, parental issues with a magical, and odd perspective to create a story that feels very unique yet strangely familiar At the heart, this is st


  5. says:

    In brief This is an odd book It s well written but it is somewhat off the wall Aspects I simply loved, aspects were strange, aspects didn t work for me.In fullThis is set in a Belfast that seems quite recognisable with its sectarian divisions as well as cultural ones However the book does stray from anything I would associate with normality fairly quickly The f


  6. says:

    As I stated in my last wrap up I read a lot of solid books By this I mean that the novels were good and I liked them but I wanted a WOW factor The Fire Starters was the exception Trust me, this is a WOW book from start to finish.The setting of the book is Belfast 2014 The Troubles are over but someone is starting a series of fires around the city Sammy Agnew think


  7. says:

    It took me a little while to get on board with the style of The Fire Starters Barney Norris described it as fizzing with energy , which about sums it up The style feels a little stream of consciousness at times too, a little frenetic But as the novel progresses it becomes evident that this fits the narrative fires are raging across Belfast faster than they can be put


  8. says:

    This is Jan Carson s second novel She has a high profile in Northern Ireland as a young writer who has written novels, flash fiction, and short stories She often is featured as a discussant with other writers I ll see her in mid July in Armagh, Northern Ireland in conversation with the writer Kevin Barry Her first novel Malcolm Orange Disappears was set in the United St


  9. says:

    Absolutely loved The Fire Starters Maybe it was all the references to Connswater Tesco where I used to do my shopping though it was better when it was still Stewarts.This is a comic novel set in the heart of loyalist East Belfast Sammy Agnew is a decommissioned paramilitary trying to cope with civilian life Jonathan Murray is a GP whose heart is not really in his work Both


  10. says:

    This is a power worth believing in I m not at all sad for Ella Penney I m sad for her parents who do not understand what they ve been given Who may well miss the most glorious part of her The Fire Starters, by Jan Carson, is a tale of two fathers struggling to gain control of events surrounding their offspring Set in contemporary East Belfast during an unusually long, hot sum


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