Stransky Says… (on Morrow)

When I first started to read Norman Morrow’s book ‘Father McGargles’ I just knew I was going to love it. From the opening paragraph to the last full-stop I was never disappointed.

I know priests, I studied with them, was educated by them and owe my love of literature to them (although I preferred classic works to the bible at the time – but that’s another story!).

Fr J Brennan is a mixture of every cleric I ever knew; he drinks, he has a wicked sense of humor, he has his doubts about all things ecclesiastical yet he perseveres in everything. Whether hunting for the trout or  winning a bet he undertakes all things with dogged determination.

Then there’s Lavelle’s bar and what a place that is! Norman Morrow has achieved what many writers fail to do – he introduces walk-on parts but even though that character takes up just one or two paragraphs they can never be forgotten.

Now I’m not one to tell secrets (though I heard this in the confessional box) but – come closer – I know more about Father Brennan’s journey than most people and if you thought the Father Ted series went to places you couldn’t believe then just wait until Norman reveals the next books in the series.

Hang on, Father Brennan just gave me three Our Father’s and two Hail Marys as penance for spilling the beans. The only way I can get out of it is by getting him a glass or two of Jamieson’s … Job done and sláinte mhaith.


2 thoughts on “Stransky Says… (on Morrow)

  1. Was that a tenner I seen ya rob from the poor box. I’ve a good mind to install a writers box outside the confessional – Jesus, I reckon priests make more than authors.

    Any you poor fellas waiting on a cheque from your publishers – Number 6 in the 3:30 at Cheltenham is worth putting the communion on.

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  2. Thanks for popping in Father JPB – I’m due a cheque on June 1st so when next you commune with your god please ask him/her for any good runners on that day. Thank you in advance (you not god!)


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