The Cross at Pig Hill is a vel of political violence and hopelessness, repressed lust, despair out of the abandoned west of Ireland. Walsh's voice is funny, sly, and self-mocking. His lines of burnished brass ring musical; and his tale of incence gone wacky remind one of Celine's laughs and tears. -- Mark Jay Mirsky, Editor Fiction Definitely a fine talent...dialogue excellent...great sense of place. -- Pat McCabe, author The Butcher Boy., The dialogue fairly well gallops along - it happens to be simultaneously funny, poignant, madcap and bitter. It's like a healthy dose of Flann O'Brian. His ability to blend the poetic with the humorous, without lapsing into sentimentality or outright caricature, is a gift that deserves to be ticed. In his debut vel Reggie Walsh cracks a Shakespeare Code where the defiant Bard makes a stunning defense of the Christian Gaelic tradition as being inextricably tied to the might of England's historical past. Using a Gaelic word to unlock a crucial Latin phrase, the Code in turn reveals the names of the royal family of Lear and establishes the royal prerogative of rule by divine right. It is a masterpiece, an ingenious flow of mesmerizing work play - Shakespeare at his best. ------------------------ Reggie Walsh lives in Ohio and is an Irish-American writer. Born in Kildare in 1954 he was raised in Swinford, Co. Mayo and educated at Ruskin College Oxford and City College New York.