Books by Neil Jordan

CARNIVALESQUE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Still, spun sugar is tasty, and there's much here to like."
An adolescent boy is abducted into a world of secrets and addictions by a magical circus while his mother suspects something is masquerading as her son in Jordan's (The Drowned Detective, 2016, etc.) coming-of-age fairy tale. Read full book review >
THE DROWNED DETECTIVE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This is a novel in which the reader is apt to become as lost as the woman its hero is searching for."
A private detective's pursuit of a missing young woman leads him into an obsessive relationship and undermines the life he took for granted. Read full book review >
MISTAKEN by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An uneven work that is at its most authentic in its evocation of a time when Dublin was more large village than city."
The Irish filmmaker offers a doppelgänger novel about the entwined lives of two Dubliners, as his sixth work of fiction (Shade, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
SHADE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"Still, Jordan undoubtedly has the skills to turn it into a movie that will be well worth seeing."
The ghost of a murdered woman relives and evaluates her life in this elaborately orchestrated tale from the Irish novelist (The Dream of a Beast, 1989, etc.) and filmmaker (Mona Lisa, The Crying Game, etc.). Read full book review >
NIGHTLINES by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"A movie version is in order."
A slim and moody third novel by author and movie-director Jordan resembles his film The Crying Game with its unusual and highly personalized sense of Irish politics. Read full book review >
THE DREAM OF A BEAST by Neil Jordan
Released: Feb. 28, 1989

Film-maker (Mona Lisa) and fiction-writer (Nights in Tunisia, 1980; The Past, 1980) Jordan here offers a solemn and ponderous allegory that barely disguises its simpleminded moral message—that lust turns men into beasts. Read full book review >