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Novella a Day in May 2019 #12

Two More Pints – Roddy Doyle (2014, 115 pages)

Last year as part of NADIM I looked at Two Pints by Roddy Doyle, so I thought this year I’d look the sequel. 382 more words


Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle

Pat had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But
years ago they had a fight. A big one and they haven’t spoken since — till… 125 more words

Book Review

‘Rosie’: Fiction Starring Reality

I bet that the expression “escape from reality” is on the top three of most common answers to the question “what does cinema mean to you?”. 555 more words

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Books For St. Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick’s Day having just passed us, I thought it would be wonderful to highlight some books that take place in Ireland. Have a look. 649 more words


Update. On how the forced reading is going.

I call it forced reading on purpose, because I really am doing this. Forcing myself to read more.

It’s what this was all about in the first place really, to get myself to read more, by giving myself a stupid challenge. 272 more words


Review: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

What a two-day blast of a read that was.

Although, coming off the back of the 209,000 word Midnight’s Children, almost anything would be.

I specifically chose Roddy Doyle as my next book, to counteract the weight of Rushdie, and avoid the risk of me ditching this whole project. 182 more words


Two Pints

I’ve written about Roddy Doyle on this blog before, and I’ve written lots about Irish literature in general. In the past I’ve said—though possibly not in writing but only to people I was boring with my opinions in person—that Irish fiction, even the popular, not especially difficult or interesting stuff, tends to be better than its American counterpart. 1,300 more words