Csimplot Simplot, Goodreads member
This novel is just extraordinary. By my colleague, Declan Dunne. It’s about Joyce and Ulysses and censorship and writing and words and Nazis and love and friendship and lots of other stuff too. Very funny, very moving, very clever.
David McCullagh, Historian and journalist with RTÉ, presenter of Prime Time and This Week
Dunne is walking a fine line in the writing of this book, and he walks it almost perfectly.
Kenedi Kruger, English junior and Life & Arts writer for The Battalion
It’s early days yet but my book of 2019 so far is Set at Random by Declan Dunne. Fascinating weaving of fact and imagination centred around James Joyce’s Ulysses but looping in the Great Depression, WW II, the coming of age of a young boy.
Lisa Pereira, Studio and Web Producer, RTÉ
Gunther Rogahn, author
It is a staggeringly beautiful and well written book, a privilege to read.
A rollicking read, ingeniously merging transatlantic fact and fiction.
Ray Burke, author, Joyce County: Galway and James Joyce
Really enjoyed this very clever book.
I loved “Set at Random”. A great story with wonderful characters. A thoroughly excellent read.
I just started reading it today. Only a few pages in and I’m hooked.