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A star called Henry

Roddy Doyle

A star called Henry

by Roddy Doyle

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Published by Vintage Canada in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRoddy Doyle.
SeriesThe last roundup -- v. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination343 p. ;
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21644547M
ISBN 100676973175

  Book Review: 'A Star Called Henry' Book Review: 'A Star Called Henry' By Megan Harlan. Updated Septem at AM EDT.   An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written. A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is a triumphant work of fiction/5(K).

Other articles where A Star Called Henry is discussed: Roddy Doyle: A Star Called Henry () centres on an Irish Republican Army (IRA) soldier named Henry Smart and his adventures during the Easter Rising. Smart’s further adventures were detailed in Oh, Play That Thing (), which follows him as he journeys through the United States, and. In A Star Called Henry, hailed as “Doyle’s best novel yet a masterpiece, an extraordinarily entertaining epic” (The Washington Post), we meet a young Henry Smart on the dangerous streets of early s Dublin, on his way to becoming an Irish Republican legend.

A Star Called Henry Roddy Doyle, Author Viking $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES. The Past Intrudes on Roddy Doyle's Present Buy this book Doyle. An Excerpt From "A Star Called Henry" Felled by her beauty? Missing a leg and his sense of direction, he hit the street with his forehead and lay still. Melody dropped the beads she'd made herself.


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A star called Henry by Roddy Doyle Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Star Called Henry by Irish writer Roddy Doyle is a rare find: a book that blends a genuine language, a unique narrative structure, and an amazing story. Told from a first person, past tense omnipresent perspective, the reader is led along a remembered past full of historical dramatic irony with glimpses into a mysterious future/5.

A Star Called Henry: A Novel (The Last Roundup Book 1) - Kindle edition by Doyle, Roddy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Star Called Henry: A Novel (The Last Roundup Book 1).4/5().

Free download or read online A Star Called Henry pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Roddy Doyle. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, historical story are Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins/5. An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book than any he has previously written.

A subversive look behind the legends of Irish republicanism, at its centre a passionate love story, this new novel is A star called Henry book triumphant work of A star called Henry book   Buy A Star Called Henry 1st by Doyle, Roddy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

A Star Called Henry describes the first twenty years of Henry's adventure-filled life in early twentieth-century Ireland. Using a compelling first-person fictional narrative, Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle lets Henry tell his own story, revealing this young man's heroism, as well as the tumultuous era in which he lived.

In novels such as Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Commitments, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Roddy Doyle thrills readers with withering wit, modernist techniques, and the emotional and political realities of working-class latest novel, A Star Called Henry, places those themes on a larger historical canvas, examining the fight for Irish independence in the late s through the s.

7 rows  A star called Henry by Roddy Doyle; 6 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction. Find books like A Star Called Henry (The Last Roundup, #1) from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked A Star Called Henry. Review: A Star Called Henry.

R oddy Doyle is a phenomenon in more ways than one. All of his five novels have been bestsellers, and one has won the Booker.

A Star Called Henry is probably far more accurate in its portrayal of Ireland in the last years of British rule than many would realise. The activities of the members of Michael Collins' "Squad" were much like those performed by Henry Smart, who was, in the novel, on the periphery of possibly the most effective counter-intellegence agency in the by: Published inA Star Called Henry is a novel written by Roddy Doyle, an Irish author.

A Star Called Henry is the second book in “The Last Roundup” series. A Star Called Henry (Book #1) by Roddy Doyle Published by Viking Adult Publication date: September 1st Genres: Childhood, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Historical There may be a lot about the reality of historical Ireland that I don’t like (being a woman and all), but fictionally, male Irish authors are some of the most lyrically gifted I’ve ever read/5.

At once an epic, a love story, and a portrait of Irish history, A Star Called Henry is a grand picaresque novel brimming with both poignant moments and comic ones, and told in a voice that is both quintessentially Irish and inimitably Roddy Doyle's. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY /5(18). A Star Called Henry represents Roddy Doyle’s departure from fiction in contemporary settings and, in part, from the comic tone that has characterized his work since the late ’s.

However. In many respects, "A Star Called Henry" belongs to the literature of the drastic harshness of Irish life, its bitterness, the savagery of its poverty and the consequent extremity of its desires. Henry is forced to skip childhood.

He is on his own almost from the beginning. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a republican legend, one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike.

An historical novel like none before it, A Star Called Henry marks a new chapter in Roddy Doyle's writing. It is a vastly more ambitious book. Read: A Star Called Henry, Author: Roddy Doyle, free book online in EPUB, TXT, Pdf at Get this from a library.

A star called Henry. [Roddy Doyle] -- An IRA terrorist who fought for Irish independence in s Dublin tells his story. He is Henry Smart, son of a brothel bouncer, who becomes a street urchin after his father goes to jail and his.

Print book: Fiction: energy and full-blooded dialogue of Doyle's creations are as much in evidence here as in the best of his previous work- A Star Called Henry is billed as Volume One of The Last Roundup.

It is an Read more User-contributed reviews. Tags. Add tags for "A star called. The first chapter, out of the book “A star called Henry”, is about little Henry, who sits besides his mother looking into the stars and he tells the reader something he knows about his mother and father.

At first, Melody Nash, little Henry’s mother, walks into Henry Smart, little Henry’s father, with 16 years.Roddy's Rising Star. Reviewed by Linda L. Richards. In a book season filled to bursting with memoir-style novels and books about all manner of Irish stuff, A Star Called Henry stands apart.

Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle brings us the story of Henry Smart, born in the slums of Dublin inthe son of a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and a woman possessed of a beautiful name and.1.

Did you like Henry Smart? What did you like best about his personality? Was there anything you didn't like about him?

2. The naming of people is a topic that comes up often in A Star Called 's mother names stars after her dead children; Henry never calls Miss O'Shea by her first name; and Henry himself takes on many different names throughout the novel.