When the Irish Times asked what would happen to the world if there were no such books, one of the first things the authors of the popular apocalypse in literature list said was “we would have no books”.
It comes from the book, which was published in 2010, and is an excerpt of the second edition, released on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Irish Civil War.
It features the author’s son and former minister, Michael Gavan, and the Reverend John O’Donovan, an Irish Protestant minister who was among those who fought the war.
It was not immediately clear how many copies the book had sold, but it is likely it has been a success, because it has already become an instant classic and is often seen as a guide to the Irish experience during the conflict.
It is not the first time that a popular apocalypse book has been made into a film, or a film version.
The book was written by John Caulfield, a former member of the Royal Commission on the Irish War, and he is known as a writer of apocalyptic fiction.
The list of books was originally written in 1883 by the then-Prime Minister James Connolly, but a later version was scrapped.
In the Irish Republic, a “book of the year” is awarded each year to books that are published within the preceding 12 months.
In addition to the list of popular books, the list also includes “book clubs”, such as the one held in Dublin in November.
The Irish Film Board of Directors has previously praised the book for its “immense” ability to “provide a sense of community and social solidarity”, and the Irish Film and Literature Festival has described it as “a classic”.
“It is a book of the decade, but what it is about is the people who were in the trenches and the experiences of the people there, and that’s what makes it so powerful,” it said in a statement.