The Blocks review: Psalms of degradation, psalms of exaltation

Karl Parkinson’s fiercely original debut justifies comparisons with Jack Kerouac

Karl Parkinson: his work is smelted from ore of an uncommon kind

Karl Parkinson: his work is smelted from ore of an uncommon kind

Karl Parkinson’s debut novel is a double rarity: first because the author was brought up in Dublin’s notorious corporation blocks, and second for its defiant visionary style.

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