Oh Play That Thing Book ☆ 384 pages

Text Ø Oh Play That Thing Ô Roddy Doyle

Praised as “a masterpiece” by the Washington Post A Star Called Henry introduced the unforgettable Henry Smart and left Roddy Doyle’s innumerable fans clamoring for Now in his first novel set in America Doyl this is the underwhelming follow up to 'star called henry' after following henry smart through the easter rebellion and the irish war for independence dealing with boot leggers and gangsters in chicago and new york pale in comparison and almost gimmicky in a 'flashman' kinda way the difference is that when henry is in ireland he's living through it when henry wanders through america he's wandering through a bunch of cheap sets in terms of the structure this seemed improvised really interesting characters were introduced and then completely forgotten about or left behind after 30 pages never to be mentioned again hmmph

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Oh Play That ThingE delivers Oh Play That Thing opens with Henry on the run from his Irish Republican paymasters arriving in New York City in 1924 But in New York and later Chicago where he meets a man playing wild happy music call Although I am young and reading this this seemed like of an adult book It had an adult plot a lot of languidge Although it had a good lesson an adult lesson second time doing this

Roddy Doyle Ô Oh Play That Thing Text

Oh Play That Thing Book ☆ 384 pages ✓ Praised as “a masterpiece” by the Washington Post A Star Called Henry introduced the unforgettable Henry Smart and left Roddy Doyle’s innumerable fans clamoring for Now in his first novel set in America Doyle delivers Oh Play That Thing opens with Henry on the run from his Irish Republican paymasEd Louis Armstrong Henry finds he cannot escape his pastA highly entertaining cross country epic and a magnificent follow up to A Star Called Henry this prodigious energetic sexy novel is another Roddy Doyle trium Roddy Doyle is my favourite Irish writer and possibly my favourite writer period The previous installment in this trilogy A Star Called Henry was one of the best books I've ever read and I was kinda anxious to start this one because i was afraid it wouldn't leave up to expectationsAnd it didn'tThe previous book ran along familiar historical events and placed the protagonist seamlessly in that period He was young and larger than life and carried the novelThis book sends Henry to New York and Chicago in the 1920's and while that era feels familiar in a different way the antics just weren't so believableIt was still fun and evocative The writing is fanatastic and the dialogue is sparse and well utilised But it's missing the spark of the previous book As a characters grows I think we expect of them The messing and irresponsibiity that were charming in the first book grew tiresome in the secondI expceted and it just didn't deliverI can't fault the style or the historical details or the writing although the last section felt too rushed I just wised Doyle had done with the wonderful character he created