Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Beginning: Oh, Play that Thing


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I could bury myself in New York.

-- Oh, Play that Thing by Roddy Doyle. This is the second book in Doyle’s Last Roundup trilogy, between A Star Called Henry and The Dead Republic.

I didn’t read the first one, so I am missing Harry’s backstory, but this one seems to stand alone just fine. It’s kind of a crazy, jazz poem, New York, Prohibition whirlwind.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one is new to me! Thanks for sharing...

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I haven't heard of this series, but I'm going to have to check it out. :) Thanks for sharing.

Anne Bennett said...

I read a book by Roddy Doyle last year, a YA title, and didn't care for it. I hope this book is better than that was.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Those opening lines don't do much for me, I'm afraid. This is not a book I think I would enjoy and to be honest, the reviews and ratings for it have been very mixed and overall pretty poor!

Roddy Doyle is however, an author of such distinction, that his work is always going to court controversy and is probably a style of writing you either love or hate!

I am pleased that you seem to be enjoying it and thanks for sharing.

Thanks also for hosting BBOF and have a great Easter.


Katherine P said...

That's a pretty intriguing beginning! I haven't heard of this series so I'll have to check it out. It's good to know the 2nd works as a stand alone.

JC Jones said...

That looks good. Great time period for a story.

fredamans said...

Curious beginning!

Stormi Johnson said...

Never heard of this series so I hope you are enjoying it. :)

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Topazshell said...

A Jazz poem, I'll bet that's fun.

Elizabeth said...

A Prohibition whirlwind should be good.


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