The Commitments by Roddy DoyleThe Commitments by Roddy Doyle

The Commitments

byRoddy Doyle


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"A charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more." --Sunday Times
     Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from Paris Hall to immortality on vinyl. But can the Commitments live up to their name?
RODDY DOYLE was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine 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, Two Pints, a collection of dialogues. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. The Commitme...
Title:The CommitmentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.76 × 5.09 × 0.39 inPublisher:Random House UK

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749391685

ISBN - 13:9780749391683


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Funky and unpretentious, this is a novel about a group of working class Irish kids who decide to make it their mission to bring American soul music to Dublin. Roddy Doyle's hilarious story about "the world's hardest working band," a rag-tag bunch of James Brown fans, is driven by the angst of the working class and its alienated youth. Punctuated with classic Irish obscenity and hilarity, The Commitments offers an extremely entertaining account of a flash-in-the-pan band that achieved the unlikely.

Editorial Reviews

• "A contender for the funniest debut of the year... young, feisty, funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun." --Time Out 

   • "An Irish version of The Blues Brothers... authentic and brilliantly funny." --Literary Review