Two Pints

Two Pints

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Description

Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss... They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids' pets, their football teams and - this being Ireland in 2011-12 -about the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen's visit. But these men are not parochial or small-minded; one of them knows where to find the missing Colonel Gaddafi (he's working as a cleaner at Dublin Airport); they worry about Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders ( whatever they might be); in their fashion, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and they ask each other the really important questions like 'Would you ever let yourself be digitally enhanced?'

Inspired by a year's worth of news, Two Pints distils the essence of Roddy Doyle's comic genius. This book shares the concision of a collection of poems, and the timing of a virtuoso comedian.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 15mm | 182g
  • YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0224097814
  • 9780224097819
  • 32,532

Review Text

It deploys obscenity with nothing short of comic genius
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Review quote

It's so funny that I could read it over and over, and it will probably end up in the smallest room (really it's that good). -- Kate Saunders * SAGA * It deploys obscenity with nothing short of comic genius -- Tom Sutcliffe * Independent *
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About Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels, two collections of short stories and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
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Rating details

1,011 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 21% (209)
4 37% (379)
3 30% (303)
2 9% (91)
1 3% (29)
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