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Quote of the day, Sept. 24

Roddy Doyle, from The Commitments (1987)

Mickah: “That’s a good strong mike, tha’. Quality is very rare these days.”


The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle

The Woman Who Walked into Doors tells the story of Paula Spencer from her childhood through to her late thirties.  At the opening of the novel, we know that she has kicked her husband out following a number of instances of abuse, although they are still officially married.  314 more words

Book Reviews

Writer in Profile 2: The Van by Roddy Doyle (1991)

After reading the entire Barrytown Trilogy in the last three months, the one thing that has become absolutely clear is that the star of them, is Jimmy Rabbite Snr. 415 more words


Book Challenge 2015: A Play – The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

“Contact J. Rabbitte, 118, Chestnut Ave., Dublin 21. Rednecks and southsiders need not apply.”

So first off I have to apologise. When I requested it from the library I honestly thought it was a play. 333 more words

The plumbing manual for writers

I bloody love Bill Bryson. I mean, I really ruddy bloody love him. From the first time I read the wonderful Notes from a Small Island… 1,098 more words


Reread Project: The Van by Roddy Doyle

The Van

by Roddy Doyle
Series: The Barrytown Trilogy, #3Trade Paperback, 311 pg.
Minerva, 1991
Read: August 25 – , 2015
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr. 843 more words