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A Star Called Henry is Doyle at his most Joycean-ribald and gritty, marvelously in tune with his characters’ . Roddy Doyle’s sixth novel, A Star Called Henry, is of that breed-compelling, original, devastating, funny, a masterwork, an instant classic.

A Star Called Henry is Doyle at his most Joycean-ribald and gritty, marvelously in tune with his characters’ voices and, most of all, unwaveringly dedicated to Ireland. It is a magnificent novel. It is all vivid, vulgar, chilling, witty, but most of all-and this is Doyle’s genius-A Star Called Henry is hugely tender, a book that comes from a wise and empathetic heart. The Baltimore Sun. Rousing.

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Roddy Doyle (Author). Book 1 of 3 in the Last Roundup Series. An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing

Roddy Doyle (Author). An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction. Born in the slums of Dublin in 1902, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast.

A Star Called Henry - (1999) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle. It is Vol. 1 of The Last Roundup series. Original A Star Called Henry, erschienen 1999) ist ein Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Roddy Doyle. Henry der Held - (engl. Es ist der erste Teil der Trilogie The Last Roundup, der das Leben der Hauptfigur Henry Smart beschreibt. Der zweite Teil Oh, Play That.

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by. Doyle, Roddy, 1958-. He is Henry Smart, son of a brothel bouncer, who becomes a street urchin after his father goes to jail and his mother turns senile. He joins the movement and rises in its ranks to participate in the 1916 Easter Rising, including the famous attack on the post office. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

I heard the glass breaking into smaller pieces on the pavement outside. I hacked away at the remaining shards with the butt of my rifle. There was nothing outside, beyond the broken windows and the pillars, except the street and the usual noises that came with it - whining trams, the yells of children, shoe nails on cobbles and pavement, the women at the Pillar Stall shouting the prices and varieties of their flowers

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of eleven acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van and Smile, two collections of short stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Библиографические данные.

Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel about an intrepid Irishman’s years of reckless heroism and adventure – An .

Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel about an intrepid Irishman’s years of reckless heroism and adventure – An extraordinarily entertaining epic. The Washington Post)Look for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017Born at the beginning of the twentieth century, Henry Smart lives through the evolution of modern Ireland, and in this extraordinary novel he brilliantly tells his story. At once an epic, a love story, and a portrait of Irish history, A Star Called Henry is a grand picaresque novel brimming with both poignant moments and comic ones, and told in a voice that is both quintessentially Irish and inimitably Roddy Doyle's.

Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, eight books for children, seven plays and screenplays, and dozens of short stories. Several of his books have been made into films, beginning with The Commitments in 1991. Doyle's work is set primarily in Ireland, especially working-class Dublin, and is notable for its heavy use of dialogue written in slang and Irish English dialect.

A Star Called Henry book. I much preferred this over the more well-known, but sentimental, "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt. Doyle doesn't mince words, and much of his imagery contradicts the Ireland many of our grandparents may have described to us growing up.

1999 Alfred A. Knopf hardcover, 3rd printing. Roddy Doyle (Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha). The story of a young man becoming a man in Ireland during the Irish Revolution

What a powerful book, a journey through the first 20years of the 20th century turbulent Irish history, full of lamentation, poverty, tragedies, human frailty, but in the end, I couldn't help but falling into the awe and the magic of Irish people, their art, passion, poetry, and the universal humanity. This book is an example of the importance of fiction reading, not only based on history, but through the creative writing, the story of Henry Smart reaches the depth of emotions, and takes us into the soul of the characters, their struggles in hunger, negligence, fear, hope, reality and their dreams. How else can we relate to the world beyond time and place? An incredibly moving, powerful book. The book cover captures the essence of the story so well, I loved everything about this book.
A very dark novel about a young man living in the slums of Dublin, with no family, no faith, no country allegiance, no hope. Author is very skilled, and that's what saved me from putting this book down.
Doyle's one of my favorite writers, and this story could be classified as slightly above average. Many of the locales were detailed and descriptive to the point of easily recognizing for resident's and historical visitors to Emerald Isle.
As Brad Pitt's character said to Harrison Ford's character at the end of the film, 'The Devil's Own,' not all stories have happy endings; a very Irish sentiment. This story doesn't have a happy ending and is obviously written with a future book in mind. The characters are very interesting but not likeable. The theme is very appealing; one can sense the situation and the flavor of the creation of the Republic of Ireland. But Henry's history and maturity is too much to accept for a 20 year man.
An interesting read, and vaulable for giving life to the comtemporary history of Ireland. And Doyle' style is always worth your time.
I read this book twice before I bought it. The writing style is very unique and descriptive. The story telling invokes your imagination, and puts you in the scene as a third person. Absolutely great book
This is a beautifully written novel! Although Henry's exploits are unbelievable in many places, the book sweeps the reader along through the brutal, unsympathetic, and inhumane life of a poverty-stricken kid/man following in his father's unfortunate footsteps (oops footstep!). The only reason I don't think this fine book earns five stars is that its portrayal of women is absolutely weird. If attractive Henry met one more lady desperate for "the ride", I might have gagged. Roddy Doyle needs to put more thought into his women characters.
What is young Henry Smart to do, with a mother who searches for a non-existent past and a father who ends futures with his wooden leg, with parents chasing after fantasies? He fights, steals, pushes, beats, bleeds, sweats, and yes, *ucks, his way into life. Unlike most protagonists, Henry is not chasing after a dream-instead Roddy Doyle presents us with a character chasing after life. Henry wants to feel the grit of life; he wants to be fully aware of "living." Doyle's challenge in this novel is that his main character must always be larger than life because he is trying to encompass all life (including death). In Henry's quest for life, we watch him tumble his way through an impoverished and lonely childhood in Dublin. We watch Henry explode into the Irish rebellion of the Teens and Twenties: wiping off the dust of the General Post Office, shaking off the blood of the "spies" that he killed. Henry is the definition of active; he lives and blusters and loves and hates-true to the cause of rebellion but never an idealist. Having watched his mother slowly decay and his father abruptly disappear because of idealism, he remains rooted in the physical.
We usually think of history being made by the visionaries who can turn that vision into action-Alexander the Great envisions a great Empire and sets about to make it reality. Henry Smart is the opposite-for him, reality is his vision, his driving force. While Henry's reality matches the vision of the rebels around him, Henry is fully in the midst of history: Collins, De Valera, Connolly, Pearse-names that were and are celebrated in song and myth. His reality of a life that encompasses death matches the vision of these Irish heroes for a time-but peace breaks out and what was a seemingly united rebellion fractures. None of the fractions want or need Henry-not the statesmen of the new Irish Republic, who want respectability and clean practices; not the underbosses of the old IRB, who are splitting into the single-minded IRA and local strong men.
Doyle portrays the poverty of late 19th century Ireland in a rough tough manner that has the reader bleeding physically and emotionally as she fights to survive Henry's life as a street urchin in the bowels of Dublin's slums through to adulthood. The Story of survival is as challenging as the story of Ireland's revolution that is itself a character in Henry Smart's story.

Roddy Doyle tells this tale in a hard-languaged way.
Beautiful, painful book - really brought home life on the streets in Dublin - and clarified pieces of Irish history from the ground (as it were). Whetted my appetite for more Roddy Doyle ... and made me want to explore Ireland in a whole different way. Highly recommended!