A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle

 I first found Roddy Doyle through the movie, "The Commitments" and was struck by the raw, funny and bawdy style of the writing. The dialogue in the movie, about a talented, dysfunctional band pursuing their dreams of stardom in Dublin, was taken for the most part from the novel. "The Commitments" was the first... Continue Reading →

The Van by Roddy Doyle

This is the third book in a triology by Irish author Roddy Doyle. It follows The Commitments and The Snapper (in case you want to read them in order). It's probably my favourite one of the three.  Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. is at a loss when he loses his job. To fill his time he joins... Continue Reading →

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