Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

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Il est la terreur de l'école municipale de Barrytown, un quartier sordide à la périphérie de Dublin dans les années 1960. Son nom Paddy Clarke. Fan de Geronimo, ce gamin occupe son temps à imaginer les pires tours. Mais le garnement a un secret. Chez les Clarke, l'heure n'est pas à la concorde. Entre Sindbad, son cadet au mutisme inquiétant, et les disputes incessantes de ses parents, Paddy craque. Jusqu'à cette nuit où, à l'issue d'une ultime scène
de ménage, des coups pleuvent et la porte claque. Son père vient de les abandonner. A l'école, les rumeurs ne tardent pas à courir. Et l'enfant abandonné devient vite le souffre-douleur de toute la cour : " Paddy Clarke n'a plus de papa Ha Ha Ha ".

Title:Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782264022448
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    Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Reviews

  • Fabian

    I hate to be facetious about this, but it’s true. I love to read good books as much as I love to discover which ones are actual impostors—that is, which ones are overrated past the norm, books lik...

  • Steve

    I hate to think that I’m susceptible to some merchandiser’s power of suggestion, but as soon as hearts and Cupids give way to shamrocks and leprechauns (typically Feb. 15), my thoughts often turn ...

  • Maciek

    Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha reminded me of another famous Irish novel, Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy. Both are narrated by a young boys who grow up in Ireland during the 1960's, and both make use of vern...

  • Cheri

    I was first introduced to Roddy Doyle’s stories when I went to see the movie based on his book The Commitments, and then later on read his book The Guts, which follows the characters in The Commitm...

  • Edward

    This was much better than I had expected, based on other reviews, and I think expectation is everything with this novel. It's not really a story with a plot, and the characters experience little in th...

  • Hugh

    I am now into my final three Booker winners, and this one left me somewhat in two minds. I had never read Doyle before and always had a feeling that I wouldn't enjoy it that much.So let us start with ...

  • Julie

    I've read a lot of books, and I can tell you, there isn't one out there that captures a childhood, or the perspective from a 10-year-old child, better than this one.Not just any childhood, and certain...

  • Paul Bryant

    Roddy Doyle is a wonderful comic writer - The Commitments and The Snapper are both Recommended - but this one is off-the-scale irritating. People who finish it and even actually like it clearly love k...

  • Mark Porton

    Booker Prize Winner Paddy Clarke HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle was a bit disappointing, as I expected so much more. Doyle is the author of books such as The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van. In fact, Th...

  • Suzy

    Doyle, one of my favorite authors, nails the stream-of-consciousness of a young boy, Paddy Clarke of the title. While not exactly spelled out, I think Paddy, our narrator, is about 8 when the book sta...