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Two Pints by [Doyle, Roddy]
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"It deploys obscenity with nothing short of comic genius" (Tom Sutcliffe Independent)

"It’s so funny that I could read it over and over, and it will probably end up in the smallest room (really it’s that good)." (Kate Saunders SAGA)

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A collection of sublimely funny dialogues inspired by a year’s worth of news.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 917 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009M5046O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 84 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It is rarely that a book causes me to laugh aloud while reading. This one does. It is hilarious. I'm a little unsure whether or not the humour, based on two grumpy old men meeting regularly in a Dublin pub, will travel well. Missing a fifth star because of the language. The book does not need f*** in virtually every sentence.
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I bought this little gem after hearing it reviewed on the radio, so I knew what to expect.

It was raw, repellent and delightful. It must be read in the Dublin accents of the two boozers, and you must be immune to the horrors of foul language. I have never heard quite the like of the patter between the men, but I suppose you have to imagine the smell of the Guinness and whiskey, put together all the snatches of bar room memories you retain, double it and there you are. I actually laughed out loud while I read it on my own.

I have no regrets about buying the book, but you do not get many printed words for your money. I hope that Roddy Doyle makes up for this blatant robbery and writes some more of these conversations. However, do not allow anyone under 18 to see it.
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From the author of 'The Commitments' and a Booker Prize winner amongst his plays and novels, Roddy Doyle has written a short collection of a year's dialogue between two men in a Dublin pub over their pints. It is extremely funny to the point of laughter. The interaction, between the two, covers events that happen over a year that have interest to them in some form or other. Written in short chapters in Irish dialect heavily laced (or should I say loaded?) with profanities. It doesn't read overtly extreme within the context of their meetings. Very much 'Gent's Only' pub material. If one of them gets too serious or disagreeable they are threatened with the lounge. The topics are in the synopsis. I found them hilarious, particularly the antics of grandson Damien and their views on popular figures, deaths, politics etc. Not too far removed from pub conversational material (usually delivered with more decorum).

I found this latest offering from Roddy Doyle cleverly written by a true comic, uplifting in its' wittiness and observations on life as told through the two characters. As another reviewer remarked, it would make an interesting audio version or play, even if not suitable for the airwaves.
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If you enjoy northside Dublin wit - you'll love this - try to savour rather than devour it!

I could take off two stars because its pricey for such a short book - but I read this in bed and any night I opened it I went to sleep laughing..................
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Funny, witty, to the point. I am ignorant of a lot of Irish current affairs (and football!) so some of this passed over my head.
Loved little Damian and his pets though - could see a spin-off book resulting!
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Toddy Doyle site master of comic timing which is pretty damned good when he can't tell how quickly I'm going to be reading. I read this on an all-star hospital appointment an d embarrassed myself by laughing out loud several times. Expect sharp, funny observation, a quick read which doesn't' trouble itself with any real depth. I loved it.
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After having vapours over the many fXXXX and cXXXXX sprinkled generously through this small book, I began to enjoy its raw and irreverant wit. Using factual news events from 2012, two pub characters berate and reduce everyone to their own level. Due to libel laws I could not quote what the characters say about the Queen, the Pope, Berlusioni, Dana, David Norris, Richard Keys, and various football players but rest assured they are not in the least bit complimentary. "Two Pints" will fall between two stools, as you will be wondering, what the f! or you will utterly love it. To me it does not compare to Roddy Doyle's earlier novels ,such as "The Van", "The Committments" and "Paddy Clarke,Ha,Ha". They had a spirit and vulnerability beneath the roughness of their characters, which is missing from the characters in "Two Pints". "Two Pints" is pure dialogue and non existant character development. It would be an ideal two man play. Reading it will definately give you a good chuckle and I would recommend it over the holiday period for a belly laugh when your in-laws should be outlawed!
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This is a very slim volume but it made me laugh all the way through.
I had to read it aloud to myself in what I like to think is an Irish accent.
It kept reminding me of Paul Durcan's poems.
It's not really a novel, just a series of conversations in the pub, that would work very well as a radio series. Unfortunately, the language is authentically profane and might get the BBC into even more hot water. Without the swearing it would be much shorter but less colourful.
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