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06th Jan 2018

Ireland’s most popular book of 2017 has been revealed

Have you read it yet?

Have you read it yet?

We read a fair few books throughout 2017, and we have to agree with the winner of the most popular book – it’s brilliant.

Eason conducted a survey and asked the people of Ireland to vote for their favourite book of last year, and the winner is…. The Gospel According to Blindboy by Blindboy Boatclub.

Blindboy is one half of Limerick comedy duo the Rubberbandits and released the book in October.

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The book centres around “surreal and genre-defying collections 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,” it’s certainly an interesting read.

Eason said: “We’re delighted to announce that the overall winner in our poll to find the Favourite Book of 2017 is The Gospel According to Blindboy – the incredible, original and brilliant collection of short stories from Blindboy Boatclub.

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“The award is all the more remarkable for the fact that this is Blindboy’s debut, thereby further heralding the arrival of a major new talent on the Irish literary scene.”

Here is the top ten list:

1. The Gospel According to Blindboy by Blindboy Boatclub

2. The Pursuit of Perfection by Donal McAnallen

3. OMG What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

4. Force for Justice: The Maurice McCabe Story by Michael Clifford

5. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

7. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

8. The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

9. The Choice by Philly McMahon

10.The Street Where You Live by Roisin Meaney