The Commitments

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Vintage Books, 2013 - Large type books - 144 pages

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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (2013)

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, Two Pints, a collection of dialogues. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 forPaddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. The Commitments was adapted into a hit film in the 1990s and is now a West End musical.

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