Bored, that's what I felt reading this book. It's very short, only about 150 pages, and still, it was too long for the story that was being told.
I just couldn't care for the story. I'm not planning on reading more books by this author, and wouldn't recommend them.
Something I do think is interesting - although it doesn't really has to do with this particular book - is why Irish authors apparently all choose a pseudonym ".... Black". Fascinating...
Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book