Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about.
The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, brilliantly coached by Joey 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from the parish hall to the steps of the studio door.
But can The Commitments live up to their name?
The bestselling book behind the long-running West End stage show.
'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
Having never seen the movie of the same name, I had no idea what to expect from the book. Much the same way "The Full Monty" made me laugh out loud, so did The Commitments. It's a fun read. A lively ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - davidroche - LibraryThing
It’s a path less travelled for me to read a book that I first encountered in its film adaptation form. The Commitments (Vintage), Roddy Doyle’s debut novel, is not much more than a novella and anyone ... Read full review