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The Commitments - Roddy Doyle
The Commitments
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Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from paris hall to immortality on vinyl. But... show more
Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from paris hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780749391683 (0749391685)
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Hol
Hol rated it
3.0 The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
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
5.0 One of my all-time favorite novels.
An expanded version of this appears on The Irresponsible Reader. ----- Will yeh please put your workin' class hands together for your heroes. The Saviours o' Soul, The Hardest Workin' Band in the World, —Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes —The Commitments. This is a tough one for me to talk about -- long time fan,...
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Kinga's Books rated it
3.0 Roddy Doyle - The Commitments
I went into this book knowing nothing about it, not having seen the movie, certainly not having seen the musical and not being familiar with the Irish institution that is Roddy Doyle.Initially I thought there was a mistake and I somehow obtained the screenplay for the film rather than the novel. Doy...
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