Enda McAteer

I am a nearly 50 year old Catholic. I follow the Regnum Christi Charism and I have five children. My wife is my inspiration to be a better person and the only way to do that is less me-like; more Christ-like.

I have been published before with around 7 short stories with RTE, the Irish State sponsored Broadcaster. I am now learning the craft of novel writing through practical effort and theoretical tips from such as Catholicnet.com.

I am a product of the Christian Brothers who had an industrial approach to career advice. “There are jobs in engineering, you are going to study the sciences.” And so, any talent I may have had was set aside in preference for employability. After 30 years of road construction during the day and unfinished novels at night, its time to get the monkey off my back.

Book Reviews by Enda McAteer

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The Devil Rides Outside

The Devil Rides Outside by John Howard Griffin is a beautifully crafted tale of maturity with a superb set of character studies. It is a fictional account of a young man’s experiences when his music studies place him outside of his comfort zone. This happens because he places himself in a monastery where the outlook and way of life is in complete contrast to that which he leaves behind in Paris. Griffin accentuates the storyline with brilliantly fleshed characters such as Salesky, a man of the world, and Fr. Clement, a man of God.

While that may be a standard story mechanism, this is anything bu...

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