Two Pints Hardback
by Roddy Doyle
Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss.
They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids' pets, their football teams and - this being Ireland in 2011-12 - about the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen's visit.
But these men are not parochial or small-minded; one of them knows where to find the missing Colonel Gaddafi (he's working as a cleaner at Dublin Airport); they worry about Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders ( whatever they might be); in their fashion, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and they ask each other the really important questions like 'Would you ever let yourself be digitally enhanced?' Inspired by a year's worth of news, "Two Pints" distils the essence of Roddy Doyle's comic genius.
This book shares the concision of a collection of poems, and the timing of a virtuoso comedian.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/11/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780224097819
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Review by freelancer_frank
This is a book about the cadence of the circle of the Irish voice as found in your typical pub.
Review by Beamis12
Two men sitting in an Irish pub and just jawing away. One of the most entertaining. irrevereant, politically incorrect novels I have read this year and I loved it. Can't remember the last time I laughed out loud, while I was cataloging this at work I was reading it out loud to my co=workers. There are some things that I think you live in Ireland to understand but there was still plenty of amusement for those of us who do not. Of course, since they are Irish, they firmly believe that a pint or two wil fix almost anything. Loved it!