Turner’s Taoisigh, by Martyn Turner

A collection of four decades of cartoons from the Irish Times‘ Martyn Turner, concentrating on Liam Cosgrave, Jack Lynch, Charles Haughey, Garret Fitzgerald, Albert Reynolds, John Bruton, Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowan and Enda Kenny as successive heads of government since Turner first picked up his pencil. Unfortunately the collection only includes cartoons not previously published, so some of his best ones are omitted (and some jokes recycled verbatim), and the fact that he concentrates on the Taoisigh means that other social and political issues are a bit sidelined, so it’s not a great starting point for Turner’s work – though I imagine that the likely target audience will already be familiar with him.

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  1. I’m a bit confused. Some of the books listed (like Gormenghast series, Lord of the Rings) I would consider to be fantasy/dark fantasy and not science fiction.

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