Henry Smart, il ragazzo dagli occhi blu che ha fatto impazzire tutte le dublinesi e che pretende di essere stato l'uomo di fiducia di Michael Collins, è fuggito in America, inseguito da brutti ricordi e da concretissime minacce per vari conti lasciati in sospeso. Ma è lo stesso ragazzo di sempre, con il suo fascino irresistibile, le sue risposte pronte e velenose, le sue prestazioni amorose quasi surreali e la sua incredibile capacità di cavarsela, sempre e comunque; e in America lo attendono nuove avventure, altre imprese e altri inverosimili incontri: primo tra tutti quello con Louis Armstrong.
- ISBN: 8882467813
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 448
I don't think I can fully express how dissappointed I am. This novel was simply unnecessary. It's prequel, A Star Called Henry, remains one of my favorite novels. Yet I'm afraid that this piece of writing falls far below Doyle's usual standards. If anything, the story has been taken too far for too l Leggi tutto
Ανυπόφορο. Αδιανόητο πώς κατάφερε ο συγγραφέας* να κάνει τόσο βαρετή την ανάγνωση ενός βιβλίου με τόσο ενδιαφέρουσα θεματική (τυχοδιώκτης Ιρλανδός μετανάστης στις ΗΠΑ της ποτοαπαγόρευσης, της τζαζ, του Λούις Αρμστρονγκ κτλ.). Ισως το ένα αστεράκι να είναι υπερβολικά αυστηρό, όμως πρώτον δεν αντέχω - Leggi tutto
this is the underwhelming follow up to 'star called henry'. after following henry smart through the easter rebellion and the irish war for independence, dealing with boot-leggers and gangsters in chicago and new york pale in comparison and almost gimmicky in a 'flashman' kinda way. the difference is Leggi tutto
This was a somewhat disappointing follow-up to A Star Called Henry . The sheer energy of Henry Smart pulls the reader through a sometimes hectic, sometimes maddeningly repetitive series of events, but if I hadn't grown fond of him in the first book of this promised trilogy (the third as yet unwritten Leggi tutto
Agree with everyone - a very disappointing follow-up to a whale of a first book. Normally, I would never have slogged through the first 100 pages; it wasn't until Henry left NYC that I could focus in on the narrative thread. Then, it picked up steam, although never matching the pull and realism of t Leggi tutto
Εξαιρετική η απεικόνιση της τζαζ Αμερικής
Although I am young and reading this, this seemed like more of an adult book. It had an adult plot, a lot of languidge. Although it had a good lesson, an adult lesson... (second time doing this...
I feel pretty down about giving this book such a low star rating, but Oh, Play That Thing was to me a substantial let down after A Star Called Henry, which I thought was excellent. This is the second book of a trilogy. The first takes place in Ireland, where our protagonist Henry Smart is caught up i Leggi tutto
It's no wonder that Doyle's novel (and sequel to A Star Called Henry) features the father of jazz, Louis Armstrong. Oh, Play That Things finds Doyle in improvisational mode. It's his jazz novel about Henry's experiences in America between the wars. The best thing that can be said about Play is that i Leggi tutto
Roddy Doyle is my favourite Irish writer and possibly my favourite writer period. The previous installment in this trilogy A Star Called Henry was one of the best books I've ever read and I was kinda anxious to start this one, because i was afraid it wouldn't leave up to expectations. And it didn't. T Leggi tutto
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