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Roddy Doyle polarises me. Some of his books I've loved, some I've hated. This one splits me down the mi'dle. it's not surprising from a set of short stories like this. Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by john martin
This book was very enjoyable and told the story of deportees in Ireland from a number of different perspectives. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by college student
This is Roddy Doyle's first story collection, and it's an interesting one. As he explains in the Foreword, they were all originally written for a Dublin based magazine, and had an... Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by brjoro
It amazed me after reading this how different Irish humor is from American humor. Doyle is a native of Ireland and his humor reflects it. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Michelle A.
I've always loved Roddy Doyle's writing and this is no exception. The book is fabulous. Very funny and wry. A total joy. I didn't want it to end!Published on April 2, 2009 by J. Coyle
Really enjoyed the dialogue and the situations that captured the changes in Ireland during the time of the Celtic tiger, which corresponds to the time we lived therePublished on March 7, 2009 by Bruce Shenker