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Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of intimacy.
But the question remains: which friend of the family is the father of Sharon's child?
By the bestselling author of The Commitments, now a long-running West End stage show.
'Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out' The Times
The Commitments was praised as one of the freshest and funniest first novels in years. In The Snapper, Doyle has produced another brilliant comedy of everyday life in Dublin. A young single girl who shares a room with her sisters endures pregnancy while her family and the whole town wonder who the father is.
Posted October 23, 2011
Everything about this story is interesting. The characters and plot are all wonderful. I loved Sharon's family, especially her father, he was hilarious! The way Barrytown reacts to Sharon's pregnancy and the paternity of the baby ia so fun. Even though the circumstances aren't so great for Sharon, Mr. Doyle makes it still OK to laugh.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 18, 2003
Roddy Doyle paints an entertaining and hilarious tale of a young woman's pregnancy. It is interesting that Doyle can write so poignantly about pregnancy from a woman's perspective. I have enjoyed reading the Irish dialect and the more you repeat the words aloud the funnier it sounds.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.