Leonard and Hungry Paul

Leonard and Hungry Paul

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In this startling debut, Ronan Hession tells the story of two thirty-something men who who take care of their parents and play board games together. Who like to read. Who take satisfaction in their work. Who are resolutely kind.

Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about the uncelebrated people of this world. And it asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Can kind people change the world?

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    Leonard and Hungry Paul Reviews

  • Jane Davis

    For me the difficulty in writing a this review is that the author so clearly wanted his novel to defy labels, describing it only as a story about gentle people trying to make their way in the world. A...

  • Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer

    Now longlisted for the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize. Hungry Paul … his best and only true friend. A man who had stood by him through everything and who had always reserved a space in his (...

  • Lee Peckover

    It will take something incredible to top this is my book of 2019.Flitting throughout from poignant, heartbreaking quietness to the most delicately insightful moments of joyful humour this is a book th...

  • Hugh

    Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2020I feel a little mean-spirited giving this book just 3 stars, as it does contain some funny lines, but for me Hession tries just a little too hard...

  • Neil

    I’ll be honest: I had been avoiding this book partly because I thought the title sounded like a children’s book but largely because the book blurb made it sound like not my kind of book. But it ap...

  • Peter Boyle

    Leonard and Hungry Paul are two friends in their thirties. Leonard lives alone these days, his mother having passed away recently. His work involves writing children's encyclopedias, which he enjoys, ...

  • Margaret

    Oh God, I'm the only person on the entire planet who didn't enjoy this book. I didn't believe in Leonard, I didn't believe in Hungry Paul or his smug family. I didn't believe in the competition that H...

  • Eric Anderson

    Some time ago I went to a family function and I was approached by the new boyfriend of one of my relatives. He leaned into me and whispered, “Tell me all the gossip!” It was clear he was expecting...

  • Jackie Law

    “We are never entirely outside of life’s choices; everything leads somewhere.”Leonard and Hungry Paul, by Rónán Hession, is a novel of wry intelligence wrapped around the quiet rhythms of ordi...

  • Paul Fulcher

    Their friendship was not just one of convenience between two quiet, solitary men with few other options, it was a pact. A pact to resist the vortex of busyness and insensitivity that had engulfed the ...