A collection of sublimely funny dialogues inspired by a year's worth of news.
Hardback$17.95 RRPISBN: 9780224097819Published: 01/11/2012Imprint: Jonathan CapeExtent: 96 pages
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781448161270Published: 01/11/2012Imprint: Vintage DigitalExtent: 96 pages
Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss… They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids' pets, their football teams and – this being Ireland in 2011–12 –about the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen's visit. But these men are not parochial or small-minded; one of them knows where to find the missing Colonel Gaddafi (he's working as a cleaner at Dublin Airport); they worry about Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders ( whatever they might be); in their fashion, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and they ask each other the really important questions like ‘Would you ever let yourself be digitally enhanced?'
Inspired by a year's worth of news, Two Pints distils the essence of Roddy Doyle's comic genius. This book shares the concision of a collection of poems, and the timing of a virtuoso comedian.
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