Michiko Likes It!

Joseph O’Neill won raves from both Michiko Kakutani in the daily NY Times on Friday (comparing him favorably to Fitzgerald) and from Dwight Garner, Senior Editor of the NYT BR on Sunday. Garner calls his book, Netherland:

the wittiest, angriest, most exacting and most desolate work of fiction we’ve yet had about life in New York and London after the World Trade Center fell.

and still manages make you want to read it

O’Neil was born in Ireland and lived in the Netherlands before moving to New York (prompting the Atlantic to call his book “The Great Irish-Dutch-American Novel“).

All libraries I checked show it on order in modest quantities. Holds are building in a few areas. It is currently at #21 on Amazon’s Best Seller List and at #1 in the category of Literary Fiction.


Joseph O’Neill

  • Hardcover: $23.95
  • Publisher: Pantheon; (May 20, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0307377040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307377043

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