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Novella a Day in May #23

Two Pints – Roddy Doyle (2012, 89 pages)

Two Pints is a series of conversations between two men who meet in a pub. Doyle has an excellent ear for dialogue and his first novel, … 308 more words


6 Disturbing Novels that Are Worth Reading

In the mood for some emotionally difficult reading, which might make you think about life and provide a certain measure of catharsis or might just make you throw the book out the window like Bradley Cooper in… 511 more words

Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood - but this is a novel unlike any he has written before.

Smile is narrated by Victor Forde, who finds himself alone in middle age, seeking the solace of a pint in his new local, Donnelly’s pub. There he is interrupted in his reading by Fitzpatrick, who declares himself to be an old friend, although Victor is slow to remember him. 80 more words


Book reviews in sonnet form

Much of this blog is made of book reviews that I have written for the Irish Examiner.  These books are chosen for my attention by the paper’s books’ editor, Dan Buckley. 551 more words

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Smile by Roddy Doyle

Doyle makes storytelling appear effortless, his prose slipping down as easily as one of the pints Victor Forde sups nightly in Donnelly’s, the pub he has decided to make his regular. 578 more words

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