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Recent Reads & Purchases (10/18/17)

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I do a lot of reading and a lot of book-buying (probably more of the latter than I really should . 1,550 more words


Poddy Doyle

The Dublin Festival is on this week and there were a number of shows in the line-up that crossed over with my subscription list.

Scroobius Pip was in town, but I have not listened to many of his recent shows. 956 more words


Smile - Roddy Doyle

Like most people my first introduction to Roddy Doyle was via watching the film of The Commitments. I loved the characters, the songs and, above all, the accents. 260 more words


Review: Smile by Roddy Doyle

Smile is Roddy Doyle at his very best: a mesmerising, bleak novel about institutional abuse in Ireland, which is as penetrating and devastating as it is masterfully sumptuous thanks to its shocking final twist. 555 more words

Book Review


Smile by Roddy Doyle

2/5 Stars

This follows our protagonist Victor as he flashes between events of his childhood and his new life as an adult bachelor. 366 more words

Literary Fiction

Roddy Doyle

Started reading Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.