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The Snapper by Roddy Doyle
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Jul 30, 2011

really liked it
Read from July 26 to 28, 2011

Roddy Doyle is brilliant. His writing style/voice is so unique in every one of his books. While his voice is very different than that of other Irish authors, his way of giving intimate glimpses into the less-than-perfect lives of his characters & the sometimes downright upsetting things that experience/do, is told in with a comedic tone that's very reminiscent of Frank McCourt in this way. The stories are almost more heartbreaking because of the naively hilarious way in which they are told, when really, the situations aren't all that funny.

I really enjoyed The Snapper and am looking forward to reading the last story in the Barrytown Trilogy that I have yet to read (The Van).

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