To highlight his mastery of perfect timing, Karl’s new humour fiction novel set in Galway, 58% Cabbage, about ‘a sit-down nobody who tries stand-up comedy’ was released in early September 2021, the same week as the new novel from worldwide publishing sensation Sally Rooney. Undeterred, Karl has always relished the prospect of a closely fought contest. Read all about Karl’s thinking and approach to 58% Cabbage here.
Over the subsequent months 58% Cabbage has received much coverage on many media outlets and the reviews for the book have been extremely positive. The Irish Times found it 'a hilarious novel', The Irish Independent considered Karl 'Galway's answer to James Joyce' (Karl always thought Nora Barnacle was Galway's answer to James Joyce!) and the inestimable Meath Chronicle found the book 'bawl-out-loud spectacular fun'.