Twenty years ago Jimmy Rabbitte founded and managed an Irish soul band called The Commitments in fictional Barrytown. Now he’s back with a wife, four kids, a successful website dedicated to obscure Irish traditional, pop and punk acts … and cancer.
If you’re not familiar with Roddy Doyle you may want to start with the first book in the Barrytown trilogy, The Commitments, since this is somewhat a sequel to that series. I enjoyed this book a great deal as it’s not a depressing account of Jimmy’s bout with cancer but a journey through his life. Roddy Doyle has a great ear for dialogue …”It’s grand!”