The indelible links between gambling and sport in today’s world are a surprise to nobody and yet it’s still fairly bracing to see it all laid bare. A chilling, jaw-dropping bruiser of a book.
One of the best non-fiction books of the year
I cannot think of a more important book ever written on any aspect of Irish sport.
Reading it has been a transformative experience.
A startling illustration of the silent devastation that gambling can inflict
A fascinating story
Shocking, hugely readable and deeply important.
‘A brilliant, nerve-shredding account of one man’s gambling addiction – and every word of it true. Would highly recommend it.
This is a spine-tingling tale, beautifully told, and at the end of the rollercoaster ride there’s even a happy ending.
‘As hair-raising as the downfall reads, O’Reilly’s story grips to the end as a context of humanity replaces the sweat-browed hijinks.’