Roddy Doyle owns the GGA


#21

ooofft

Roddy also is a patron of the arts

he subsidized The Ark


#22

He said in interview he had no interest in rugby .


#23

Sorry mate, I made that up.


#24

Well we are taking about a man who specialises in fiction .


#25

Exposed as a liar on the INTERNET. You utter gimp.


#26

Sorry.


#27

Apologizing on the INTERENT!!


#28

Those Facebook pub talk posts were appalling twee shite but he makes some really salient points in that article.


#29

This gobsite supports Chelsea. Same as Dermot Morgan did.

‘Oh poor me, I could have been as good as Saul Bellow but for nasty oppressive oul’ Ireland and the Gah…’

RD, bar the reasonable fluff of the early novels, is a shite writer. A truly shite writer. RD makes the sixth rate stuff of Colm Toibin and the eighth rate stuff of Joseph O’Connor look like the third rate stuff of John Updike.

I mean, RD’s Two Pints… It makes the 14th rate stuff of Eamonn Sweeney look like the 13th rate stuff of Dermot Bolger.

As for the revisionist pretentiousness of A Star Called Henry… Even RF Foster could not bring himself to give that pile of cardboard prose and paste characters a good review, even in The Irish Times.


#30

Stage 6


#31

Thats awful malarkey.


#32

No, it is not. But you would hardly understand, being from Portlaoise, the Lee Dunne of Irish towns.


#33

Listen, say what you like, but I’m not standing for this sort of malarkey.


#34

Stage 6 of what? Of beyond your comprehension?


#35

What course did you do? ‘Self Humiliation 101’?

I bet you got a Starred First.


#36

:grinning:


#37

:pint:


#38

What are the salient points, let alone the “really salient” points?

By the way, using a modifier with the adjective ‘salient’ is ridiculous. Then again, you admire Roddy Doyle, which is like a tyro hurler admiring a Junior B mullocker.


#39

Ah lovely. I was just waiting for a trademark Malarkey barb against me. It’s been a while coming but no less welcome for that.


#40

Whose alias is he again?