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Off the Shelf: The Van

The Van by Roddy Doyle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The third (final?) entry of the Barrytown series (are we counting The Guts now?) follows Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr. 496 more words


The Gordon Burn Prize Shortlist 2015

Sometimes it seems like it is another week and another book prize, however there are some quite different and unusual ones and for that reason (along with the fact that we all love a list of books don’t we?) I wanted to mention the announcement of The Gordon Burn Prize shortlist for 2015. 405 more words

Book Thoughts

Review: Brilliant

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by Roddy Doyle

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Note: Brilliant will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, September 8th by ABRAMS Kids. 732 more words

Book Reviews

Writer in profile 2: The Snapper by Roddy Doyle (1990)

Published in 1990, “The Snapper” is the second installment in “The Barrytown Trilogy”. Once again it centres around the Rabbite family. Sharon, the oldest girl, is pregnant. 253 more words


A small collection of Irish writing

Before I went to Coleraine as a student, the study abroad coordinator at Pitzer College gave me a summer reading list of books on Irish history. 308 more words


Writer in profile 2: "The Commitments" by Roddy Doyle (1987)

“The Commitments” is one of my favourite books of all times. It wasn’t a chore to re-read it again. There is a personal reason for this love for this fascinating debut novel. 303 more words


... I hated being caught ...

I hated being caught, more than anything. I hated it. That was what school was all about, not being caught and watching others getting caught instead. 7 more words