Author(s): Roddy Doyle
Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from Paris Hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?
'A charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more' Sunday Times
"A contender for the funniest debut of the year...young, feisty, funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun" Time Out "Brilliant...it pushes Irish English to wonderful imaginative extremes" -- Tom Paulin "An Irish version of The Blues Brothers...authentic and brilliantly funny" Literary Review "An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more" Sunday Times
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eight acclaimed novels and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.