Not in our Stars, But in Ourselves

A Star Called Henry
Roddy Doyle

a star called henryIt’s possible that Roddy Doyle is the finest Irish writer of his generation.

That’s a huge statement and one I’m in no real position to support. Nonetheless, I stand by it because Doyle never disappoints and progresses even as he sticks by his knitting. And his knitting is largely the Irish working classes of the 20th century.

While his name may be unfamiliar you may have unwittingly encountered his work. The Commitments, Alan Parker‘s 1991 Continue reading