Sunday, 16 March 2014

"Keep Away From Those Ferraris" by Pat Fitzpatrick

We were sent a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review. 

The following review is by Declan......

"Keep away from those Ferraris" is not, as you might expect from the title, a book about keeping your prized automotive possession safe.Rather it is a novel from Pat Fitzpatrick , the well known journalist, about the dying days of Celtic Tiger Ireland .

Noel Byrne is a leading business reporter with BCE ,the national broadcaster but what he doesn't know is that he is being set up by two distinct groups who stand to make many millions of euro depending on the lines that he has been asked to broadcast live on national TV . The Ferraris in question are father, Cosmo ,and son , Johnny , who Noel was friendly with while in school . The story revolves around the downward spiral of Celtic Tiger Ireland and the lengths people will go to in order to make profits from other people's misfortune . The main character , Noel, isn't a particularly pleasant guy and some of the excesses described felt a little forced .

This novel is certainly black in humour and sometimes meanders away from the central story line but is tidied nicely together for the finish .  Overall I thought this was a reasonably entertaining read and I think it has potential as a good screenplay.


Pat Fitzpatrick lives in Cork, Ireland. After 19 years working in the I.T. industry he decided to jump ship in 2008 and head for the lucrative world of writing. So don't hire him as a life coach, investment advisor or anything to do with your career. His Sunday Independent newspaper columns plus TV and radio appearances have been entertaining Irish people through some tough times. He is now busy writing a series of novels about the weird place that was Ireland in the last 15 years.

You can follow Pat Fitzpatrick via twitter @pdfitzpatrick or his blog
Keep away from those Ferraris is available in paperback or ebook format :

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