The Snapper
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The Snapper

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Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of intimacy. But the question remains: which friend of the family is the father of Sharon's child?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749391251
  • 9780749391256
  • 114,632

Review quote

"A superb creation, exploding with cheerful chauvinism and black Celtic humour... You finish the book, hungry for more" The Times "While recognising that we have all sat po-faced through novels which other people have assured us are hilarious... all I can say is that The Snapper creased me up" Guardian "Not since I first delved into Flann O'Brian have I so consistently laughed out loud while reading a book" Sunday Tribuneshow more

About Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels, one collection of short stories and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. His last book, The Dead Republic, was the final volume in the Henry Smart trilogy.show more

Review Text

"Not since I first delved into Flann O'Brian have I so consistently laughed out loud while reading a book"show more

Rating details

5,942 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,586)
4 44% (2,630)
3 24% (1,438)
2 4% (233)
1 1% (55)
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