An energetic, adrenaline-fuelled debut novel from the well-known Irish actor, reminiscent of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting.
Ciaran McMenamin was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, in 1975. A graduate of the RSAMD, he has worked extensively for the past twenty years as an actor in film, television and theatre. His acclaimed first novel, Skintown, was a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick.
A supercharged riot of a debut novel, zinging with confidence and
intelligence. -- Joseph O'Connor
Ciaran McMenamin writes brilliantly. His characters are achingly vivid and entirely credible and the pacing is Olympian. Horrifying and hilarious, Skintown is a compulsive read. -- Liz Nugent
McMenamin writes with verve and honesty. . . it lures the reader into the madcap night and then delivers a hairpin twist. -- Sarah Gilmartin * The Irish Times *
Exhilarating. . . . A TNT-powered head-rush of a novel soaked in the smell of burning tyres and set to the MDMA beat of 1990s rave culture. . . . Vinny is a hugely witty companion. * Metro *
I read the first page of this and was immediately hooked. It's rattlingly written, hugely immersive, funny too. Adored it. -- Rick O'Shea * Rick O'Shea Book Club *