Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
by Roddy Doyle
Penguin, 1993, 288 pgs, General Fiction
What begins as a rough and tumble look at a group of boy's lives in 1960's Ireland turns into a poignant story of a boy dealing with his parents impending separation. The author manages to capture all the excitement, frustration, pain, confusion and horror that is life for these boys. At first the writing style may turn you off, but persist, this is a story worth reading.