|Title||Mike McCormack’s Notes from a Coma: `The First Great 21st-Century Irish Novel'|
|Description||A re-assessment of a novel ten years after its publication.|
|Media name/outlet||The Irish Times|
|Degree of recognition||International|
|Date||06 Dec 2016|
Mike McCormack has lately won both the Irish Novel of the Year and the Goldsmiths Prize for this year’s single-sentence Solar Bones. But the roots of his long-form experimental tendencies are clearly visible here in the prescient and intentionally fractured Notes from a Coma.
This article examines the complx but rewarding novel in light of both McCormack's subsquent work and social developemts in Ireland since its publication.