Il volume raccoglie tutte le avventure della famiglia Rabbitte. Con "I Commitments" Roddy Doyle ha fondato la verissima e inventatissima Barrytown, un quartiere popolare nel quale si muove un gruppo di giovani aspiranti musicisti con una grande missione: portare il soul a Dublino. Il nome del loro gruppo: I Commitments; tra i fondatori Jimmy Rabbitte. In "Bella famiglia!" protagonista è Sharon Rabbitte, sorella di Jimmy. Sharon ha vent'anni, lavora in un negozio. Un giorno annuncia ai suoi di essere incinta, senza voler dire di chi. In "Due sulla strada" il padre di Sharon, Jimmy Sr, è disoccupato; il suo grande amico, Bimbo, pure. Eccoli dunque a bighellonare tra casa, pub e il campo di calcio dei ragazzi.
- ISBN: 8882465632
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 588
Really enjoyed this trilogy featuring the Rabbitte family from a town outside of Dublin. It was the second and third book in the trilogy which really captured my attention. All of the books are written with humour but important themes such as family ties, self respect and friendship are well expresse Leggi tutto
Lots of Irish slang and written to capture some of the accent. This trilogy centers around the Rabbitte family. Each book has a different tone, which was interesting to me since the bulk of the story is conveyed in oddly formatted dialogue. Why is that interesting at all? I struggle to write beyond
The Barrytown Trilogy is a collection of three novels - The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van - which all follow members of the Rabbitte family in their lives in a small town outside of Dublin. I picked this book up for two reasons. I previously only knew Roddy Doyle through his short stories tha Leggi tutto
I read the trilogy for my Goodreads Ireland bookclub. We'd selected it as it has just been announced as next years Dublin One City, One Book. I was familiar with the films of The Commitments and The Snapper but had never read the books, and I knew nothing about The Van. Doyle really captures the spi Leggi tutto
I'm lopsided in my praise of this series because as a Dublin man with a gurrier of a Da I felt like I was reading excerpts from my own life. Jimmy Sr is a vulnerable character who hides his emotion with humour and at times anger. He is at times sweet, especially to his daughters but he can also be n Leggi tutto
On the first story (The Commitments) about three Dubliners trying to start a band (in the 80s) and already the dialog and premise are totally slaying me (as in, it's hilarious) -- thankfully, I was just in Ireland recently, so I can more-or-less make out the jargon. -- I ripped through the first two Leggi tutto
I always like to read an author's earliest books -- you usually see a lot of growth over a short space. Here especially. I've never been to Dublin, nor Ireland, but after reading this, I feel as if I had. The dialogue is brilliant, and hilarious -- again, not having been, I don't know if people there Leggi tutto
My standard "book-review" is here: http://justinsbooks.wordpress.com/201... , but a few more personal notes on Barrytown: -These stories are often hysterical, and I've caught myself copying the rhythm and slang of the dialog in my day-to-day speak; mostly muttering "Jaysis" under my breath - The blurb Leggi tutto
this is quintessential irish charm at its best. roddy doyle is a classic and national treasure. 4.5 stars
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