The Commitments

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The Commitments Book

In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class...

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The Commitments - Roddy Doyle
pdf | 371 KB | English | Isbn: 0307833089 | Author: Roddy Doyle | Release Date: 2013-02-06
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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.
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#1 The Commitments

The Commitments Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-02-06
  • Total Pages : 176
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (11)

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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

#2 The Snapper

The Snapper Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1992-08-01
  • Total Pages : 224
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (6)

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the follow up to his acclaimed debut novel The Commitments Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Twenty-year-old Sharon Rabbitte is pregnant. She's also unmarried, living at home, working in a grocery store, and keeping the father's identity a secret. Her own father, Jimmy Sr., is shocked by the news. Her mother says very little. Her friends and neighbors all want to know whose "snapper" Sharon is carrying. In his sparkling second novel, Roddy Doyle observes the progression of Sharon's pregnancy and its impact on the Rabbitte family—especially on Jimmy Sr.—with wit, candor, and surprising authenticity.

#3 The Dead Republic

The Dead Republic Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-04-29
  • Total Pages : 336
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (5)

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The triumphant conclusion to the trilogy that began with A Star Called Henry Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Henry Smart is back. It is 1946, and Henry has crawled into the desert of Utah's Monument Valley to die. He's stumbled onto a film set though, and ends up in Hollywood collaborating with John Ford on a script based on his life. Eventually, Henry finds himself back in Ireland, where he becomes a custodian, and meets up with a woman who may or may not be his long-lost wife. After being injured in a political bombing in Dublin, the secret of his rebel past comes out, and Henry is a national hero. Or are his troubles just beginning? Raucous, colorful, and epic, The Dead Republic is the magnificent final act in the life of one of Doyle's most unforgettable characters.

#4 Bullfighting

Bullfighting Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-28
  • Total Pages : 224
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (6)

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A second collection of stories from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his remarkable ability to fully capture the voices and hearts of his characters. Bullfighting, his second collection of stories, offers a series of bittersweet takes on men and middle age, revealing a panorama of Ireland today. Moving from classrooms to graveyards, from local pubs to bullrings, these tales of taking stock and reliving past glories feature men concerned with loss—of their place in the world, of their power, virility, health, and ability to love.

#5 Paula Spencer

Paula Spencer Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Total Pages : 288
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (14)

Download #5 Paula Spencer eBook Pdf ePub and Kindle

The follow up to Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin housewife-heroine of his earlier acclaimed novel, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. Paula is now forty-seven, her abusive husband is long dead, and it's been four months and five days since she's had a drink. She cleans offices to get by and lives from paycheck to paycheck. But as she manages to get through each day sober, she begins to piece her life back together and to resurrect her family. Told with the unmistakable wit of Doyle's unique voice, this is a redemptive tale about a brave and tenacious woman.

#6 The Woman Who Walked into Doors

The Woman Who Walked into Doors Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Total Pages : 240
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (24)

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"This unflinching novel chronicles a woman's relationship with a violent man in a way that brings fresh insight to the subject . . . engaging and uplifting." —O, The Oprah Magazine From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the heartrending story of a brave and tenacious housewife Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Roddy Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.

#7 Not Just for Christmas

Not Just for Christmas Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Gemma
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Total Pages : 92
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (108)

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Reading level: 3 [orange].

#8 Oh, Play That Thing

Oh, Play That Thing Book Roddy Doyle
  • Author : Roddy Doyle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-10-25
  • Total Pages : 384
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (11)

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The sequel to Roddy Doyle’s beloved novel A Star Called Henry – an entertaining romp across America in the 1920s Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017 Fleeing the Irish Republican paymasters for whom he committed murder and mayhem, Henry Smart has left his wife and infant daughter in Dublin and is off to start a new life. When he lands in America, it is 1924 and New York City is the center of the universe. Henry turns to hawking cheap hooch on the Lower East Side, only to catch the attention of the mobsters who run the district. In Chicago, Henry finds a newer America alive with wild, happy music played by a man with a trumpet and bleeding lips called Louis Armstrong. But in a city also owned by the mob, Armstrong is a prisoner of his color. He needs a man--a white man--and the man he chooses is Henry Smart.

#9 Barney's Version

Barney's Version Book Mordecai Richler
  • Author : Mordecai Richler
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-12-21
  • Total Pages : 432
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (15)

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Charged with comic energy and a steely disregard for any pieties whatsoever, Barney's Version is a major Richler novel, the most personal and feeling book of a long and distinguished career. Told in the first person, it gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky--whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the perfect wife, lover, and mother--alas, now married to another man; who recalls with nostalgia and pain his young manhood in the Paris of the early fifties, and his lifelong passion for wine, women, and the Montreal Canadiens; who either did or didn't murder his best friend, Boogie, after discovering him in bed with The Second Mrs. Panofsky; whose satirical eye for the idiocies of today's Quebec separatists (as well as for every other kind of political correctness) manages to offend his entire acquaintanceship (and will soon be offending readers everywhere); and whose memory--though not his bile--is, in his sixty-seventh year, definitely slipping . . .