In my novels I try to merge the worlds of modern science (quantum theory/relativity/cosmology) with the metaphysical world of philosophy (in particular philosophy of science and theory of knowledge).
The characters inhabit this world and struggle with the events of a sometimes brutal reality and the more ethereal reality of the mind.
Reading the novels should lead the reader on a journey that is both physically and intellectually challenging and perhaps enlightening.
Using a bare narrative format, the reader is taken on a journey through the labyrinths of modern thinking. Here and there a comfortable nook is reached where understanding shines through brilliantly to reveal aspects of life, thought and existence.
A richly rewarding read.
A book of poetry by Irish poet/novelist Des Greene.
Romance and lyricism are always near the surface in these works. Modern life has almost lost connection with nature but the links are not stretched to the limit in the Irish mind. Love of countryside and sea are strong undercurrents even to personal emotional traumas. The words ride on the waves or over the hills, singing to nature.
The island was to be a retreat from the world where an aging man could contemplate on his life and the reality of his existence. He had spent much time studying the complexities of modern science and its implications for philosophy and now was the time to synthesize. But real life drama intervenes as he realizes that he cannot simply escape the desires and threats of island life.
Set in modern Dublin, the novel follows the lives of four couples as they deal with the stresses of life in Celtic Tiger Ireland.
An insight into the private lives of intimate relationships leaves the reader with a sense of voyeuristic guilt.
Passion and eroticism are not enough. Life throws up other more threats and disappointments. The Celtic Tiger is on its last roar.
A gripping novel!
A moving love story!
An amazing novel set in the Ireland of the late twentieth century, it explores the development of a young man's desire for love and his equally compelling desire for knowledge.
The novel deals with current philosophical issues against the very human backdrop of emerging experience of the world.
But the essential love story prevails.