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by Roddy Doyle
Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage Canada; paperback / softback edition (July 26, 2005)
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Home Roddy Doyle Oh, Play That Thing. Oh play that thing, . Oh, Play That Thing, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40. By the same author. Published in 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto, and simultaneously in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, a division of Random House Group Limited.
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Roddy Doyle has also written the children's books The Giggler Treatment, Rover Saves Christmas, and The Meanwhile Adventures and contributed to a variety of publications including The New Yorker magazine and several anthologies. Библиографические данные. Oh, Play That Thing: A Novel The Last Roundup (Том 2).
Oh, Play That Things finds Doyle in improvisational mode. It's his jazz novel about Henry's experiences in America between the wars. The best thing that can be said about Play is that it's a page-turner - sort of in the Dickensian sense. Roddy Doyle's books both attract and repel me - in a good way. Stories of characters who face extraordinary hardships are unsettling, but the skills of the Author make reading them so rewarding.
Now Doyle, author of six bestselling novels, twice nominated for the Booker Prize and once a winner, turns his protagonist Henry Smarts rich observation and linguistic acrobatics loose on America, in an energetic saga full of epic adventures, breathless escapes, and star-crossed love
About Oh, Play That Thing. The sequel to Roddy Doyle’s beloved novel A Star Called Henry – an entertaining romp across America in the 1920s. Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017.
About Oh, Play That Thing. Fleeing the Irish Republican paymasters for whom he committed murder and mayhem, Henry Smart has left his wife and infant daughter in Dublin and is off to start a new life. When he lands in America, it is 1924 and New York City is the center of the universe. Henry turns to hawking cheap hooch on the Lower East Side, only to catch the attention of the mobsters who run the district.
Oh, Play That Thing," is the followup to "A Star Called Henry" and is entirely complementary to the first part of this three part trilogy. Roddy Doyle has a great ear and ability to write dialogue fitting of places and time. I can't wait for part 3. The characters in these first two parts of the trilogy are unique but oh so fitting to the best (and worst) of Irish and American cultures and mythology. Love the tie in with Louis Armstrong, New York, Chicago, and other places (not to spoil the story before you read it).
Oh, Play That Thing (2004) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle. It is Vol. 2 of The Last Roundup series, and follows on from Vol. 1, A Star Called Henry. Having fallen foul of his erstwhile comrades in the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Henry escapes to America. In New York City, he becomes involved in advertising, pornography and bootlegging. After stepping on the toes of the Mob, Henry heads for Chicago, where he becomes the manager and partner-in-crime of Louis Armstrong.
The second in Roddy Doyle's Henry Smart trilogy, Oh, Play That Thing, doesn't quite convince Terry Eagleton. In Ireland, writers don't come much leaner than Roddy Doyle, who inherits the niggardly style of Samuel Beckett rather than the lavish manner of James Joyce
The second in Roddy Doyle's Henry Smart trilogy, Oh, Play That Thing, doesn't quite convince Terry Eagleton. In Ireland, writers don't come much leaner than Roddy Doyle, who inherits the niggardly style of Samuel Beckett rather than the lavish manner of James Joyce. With his laconic Dublin-Northside realism, Doyle is a virtuoso of the sentence that travels no further than four or five words. But the fat novel inside him has now come bursting through - two of them, in fact, of which the first was A Star Called Henry, and the second is this fast-moving sequel.