Joyride to Jupiter Reviews

“O’Connor’s language is clean and conscientious as well as poetic and lyrical, evident in the abstraction of “Yellow”. The collection exudes a quiet confidence and exercises the exemplary restraint of a seasoned writer who knows when to pull rather than push.”

Louisa Carroll The Sunday Times – 04-June-2017

“This blending of wry, caustic irreverence and meditative poignancy is central to the success of O’Connor’s storytelling. The mix is just right…”

Houman Barekat Irish Times – 10-June-2017

“Like a volume of rich poetry, this collection begs to be returned to again and again.”

Anne Cunningham Sunday Independent – 18-June-2017


Evening Echo – 23-June-2017

“O’Connor has a sublime form as a poet, and even in an entirely different medium, her effortless economy of language and subtlety is writ large.”

Tanya Sweeney Irish Independent – 1-July-2017

“Some of the characters in the 154-page collection are flawed, disillusioned, marginalised, the sexual nun, the mistress, the childless woman, even ‘Jesus of Dublin’ is given a voice. But above all there’s hope. You’ll come away from this collection re-adjusting your perspective, refreshed and charmed.
Joyride to Jupiter is a tonic for the soul.”

Abigail Tuite at RTÉ Culture – 1-August-2017

“This is an outstanding collection wich excavates deep into the human condition”

Des Breen Irish Examiner – 19-August-2017

” Nuala O can form the words and can seesaw the human heart…”

Liam Murphy Munster Express – 19-September-2017