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The Commitments

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Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, brilliantly coached by Joey 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from the parish hall to the steps of the studio door. But can The Commitments live up to their name? The bestselling book behind the long-running West End stage show. 'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 12mm | 120g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749391685
  • 9780749391683
  • 142,750

About Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, The Guts. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.show more

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"A contender for the funniest debut of the year...young, feisty, funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun" * Time Out * "Brilliant...it pushes Irish English to wonderful imaginative extremes" * . * "An Irish version of The Blues Brothers...authentic and brilliantly funny" * Literary Review * "An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more" * Sunday Times * "One of my favourite trilogies ever, nobody makes hard times as funny as Irish author Roddy Doyle... Beloved classics... The stories will be a balm to your bruised soul." * Image *show more

Review Text

"One of my favourite trilogies ever, nobody makes hard times as funny as Irish author Roddy Doyle… Beloved classics… The stories will be a balm to your bruised soul."show more

Rating details

11,760 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 27% (3,214)
4 46% (5,351)
3 23% (2,667)
2 4% (432)
1 1% (96)
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