Roddy Doyle's Novel The Guts, a Follow-Up to The Commitments

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Roddy Doyle talks about his novel The Guts, a follow-up to his debut novel The Commitments, which was about a group of ragtag, blue-collar Irish youths who are determined to bring Soul Music to Dublin in the 1980s. He returns to his character Jimmy Rabbitte nearly 30 years later—he’s now approaching 50 with a wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis. 


Roddy Doyle

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Mia from formerly of Clontarf

Does Mr. Doyle still live on the North side of Dublin? Does he think the "stigma" of being a Northsider still endure today?

PS - Mr. Doyle's "Two Pints" was a wonderfully funny quick read on my commute home one night.

formerly of Clontarf

Feb. 04 2014 01:20 PM

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