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The Commitments by Roddy Doyle
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Jul 25, 09

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bookshelves: 20th-centurylit-late, radio-ga-ga
Read in July, 2009

The Commitments is a small band formed in Dublin by a group of young and unemployed folks. Their one goal in life is to bring SOUL to Dublin. The biggest problem is the leading members really don't know that much about music history, so they hire a friend to manage them and help create the image they have for themselves.

There isn't a lot of story here. Quite simply it is about music, but deeper than that is the will to be more, to bring more to the table. Quick read, which was nice in that it wasn't very deep, though not nice in that I never connected with any of the characters. Maybe I'm just not garage-band-y enough.
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