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Roddy Doyle
Roddy Doyle is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He lives and works in Dublin. show more



Roddy Doyle is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He lives and works in Dublin.

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Birth date: May 08, 1958
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runner rated it 2 years ago
A powerful voice in Irish writing returns with an evocative novel illustrating once again the misery, pain and ruined lives caused by the sexual abuse scandal prevalent within the Catholic Church from the 1950's. Victor Forde is now a lone single man who spends part of each day in Donnelly's public...
Hol
Hol rated it 3 years ago
The stage show of The Commitments was at my local theatre, but I couldn’t get a ticket as every performance was sold out, which got me thinking about the book. I’d always heard it was good and I love short books (it’s only 144 pages), plus it’s set in Ireland and I’m Irish. How could I not read it? ...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 4 years ago
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr. started off as a supporting character in The Commitments, moved up to co-star in The Snapper, and finally moves to the forefront in The Van, which is more about him than the other two were about any one person. Which isn't to say that Jimmy, Jr., Sharon, Veronica, Darren and the...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it 4 years ago
"Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is an appropriate title for this book. This stream of consciousness narrative puts you into the mind of a ten-year old where at one moment you can be communicating one thing and at a drop of a hat you can become fixated on another. The author channels his inner child, complete...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 5 years ago
Naturally, after one of the best rock band novels ever -- one fully of music, laughs, and style -- Doyle follows it up with a heartfelt story of a young woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand. Who wouldn't? Now, Sharon (the young woman in question) is the sister of Jimmy Rabbitte -- The C...
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