Marty Flynn answers 13 questions in a Booker's Dozen.


TPQ: What are you currently reading?


MF: About to start Knife by Jo Nesbo, another author recommended by Anthony. Forever grateful.


TPQ: Best and worst books you have ever read?

MF: Best book - unfair question. Far to many. Let's go for The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Robert Tressel. Worst book, Gerry Adams  - I think it was Before the Dawn. I have a few of his books here signed. Shite.

TPQ: Book most cherished as a child? 

MF: Mmm - probably Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

TPQ: Favourite Childhood author?

MF: Rosemary Sutcliff, the first book taken out on loan at the newly opened Andersonstown library in 1958, l think.

TPQ: First book to really own you? 

MF: Not sure if it was Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger or Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, coming of age books.

TPQ: Favourite male and female author? 

MF: At the mo - Jo Nesbo, Joseph Wambaugh, Stieg Larsson. Favourite woman author must be forever Rosemary Sutcliff. She introduced me to this wonderful world.

A Berlin Book Tower in memory of the Nazi book burning.

TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?

MF: These days I tend to go for fiction. Most of the factual stuff we have to endure is to fucking distressing, as I'm helpless to do anything about them so it's escapism for me.

TPQ: Biography, autobiography or memoir that most impressed you? 

MF: Has to be James Connolly ,his writings shaped the direction my life took from around 16 years of age, he nailed it so correctly and even to this day 100 years later he is still so relevant.

TPQ: Any author or book you point blank refuse to read? 

MF: Easy - Bangers Morrison: a tout and a lying toe-rag. Heard enough of his crap over the years.

TPQ: A book to share with somebody so that they would more fully understand you? 

MF: Choirboys - Joseph Wambaugh. The disrespect for authority is me.

TPQ: Last book you gave as a present? 

MF:  Have yet to give it. It's Jo Nesbo's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth for Anthony,

TPQ: Book you would most like to see turned into a movie? 

MF: Many books have been written on the Spanish Armada but Captain Cuellar's Adventures in Connaught and Ulster, A.D. 1588 who after surviving another wrecking ended up on Streedagh beach Co Sligo. He ended up in Leitrim on Lough Melvin. His story is the stuff of legend an amazing story - with a happy ending.

TPQ: A "must read" you intend getting to before you die? 

MF: Gerry Adams obit! Or the sequel to Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses ... Buddha Is A Wee Fat Bastard 



Marty Flynn is a Belfast republican who has actively campaigned for prisoners' rights.


Booker's Dozen @ Marty Flynn

Marty Flynn answers 13 questions in a Booker's Dozen.


TPQ: What are you currently reading?


MF: About to start Knife by Jo Nesbo, another author recommended by Anthony. Forever grateful.


TPQ: Best and worst books you have ever read?

MF: Best book - unfair question. Far to many. Let's go for The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Robert Tressel. Worst book, Gerry Adams  - I think it was Before the Dawn. I have a few of his books here signed. Shite.

TPQ: Book most cherished as a child? 

MF: Mmm - probably Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

TPQ: Favourite Childhood author?

MF: Rosemary Sutcliff, the first book taken out on loan at the newly opened Andersonstown library in 1958, l think.

TPQ: First book to really own you? 

MF: Not sure if it was Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger or Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, coming of age books.

TPQ: Favourite male and female author? 

MF: At the mo - Jo Nesbo, Joseph Wambaugh, Stieg Larsson. Favourite woman author must be forever Rosemary Sutcliff. She introduced me to this wonderful world.

A Berlin Book Tower in memory of the Nazi book burning.

TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?

MF: These days I tend to go for fiction. Most of the factual stuff we have to endure is to fucking distressing, as I'm helpless to do anything about them so it's escapism for me.

TPQ: Biography, autobiography or memoir that most impressed you? 

MF: Has to be James Connolly ,his writings shaped the direction my life took from around 16 years of age, he nailed it so correctly and even to this day 100 years later he is still so relevant.

TPQ: Any author or book you point blank refuse to read? 

MF: Easy - Bangers Morrison: a tout and a lying toe-rag. Heard enough of his crap over the years.

TPQ: A book to share with somebody so that they would more fully understand you? 

MF: Choirboys - Joseph Wambaugh. The disrespect for authority is me.

TPQ: Last book you gave as a present? 

MF:  Have yet to give it. It's Jo Nesbo's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth for Anthony,

TPQ: Book you would most like to see turned into a movie? 

MF: Many books have been written on the Spanish Armada but Captain Cuellar's Adventures in Connaught and Ulster, A.D. 1588 who after surviving another wrecking ended up on Streedagh beach Co Sligo. He ended up in Leitrim on Lough Melvin. His story is the stuff of legend an amazing story - with a happy ending.

TPQ: A "must read" you intend getting to before you die? 

MF: Gerry Adams obit! Or the sequel to Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses ... Buddha Is A Wee Fat Bastard 



Marty Flynn is a Belfast republican who has actively campaigned for prisoners' rights.


4 comments:

  1. Gerry Adams obit! -there will be a que to read that one; can we pre-book it on Amazon? And Marty I am sure it will be more fiction than fact.

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    1. Christy been back and forward to Scotland and putting in 2 mobiles on lough Melvin so a chara the real world was a side issue until fucking covid 19 fucked things up I hope you have got the justice you deserve or at least a peace of mind , best wishes Marty ,

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  2. Marty,

    Keep the faith , I'm not going gay but Bookers dozen is starting to turn me on and before I read your book list.....

    I thought you were abducted by aliens..good to know you are still a Quiller....Now it's time to Google what you read..

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  3. Marty
    I agree with you Before the Dawn is actually just boring it doesn't have a story to tell

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