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Of course, no one reads Roddy Doyle any more. So the only way he has of interrupting our consciousness is by saying something controversial whenever he is plugging a book. And the fewer books he sells (the dreadful Rory and Ita, anyone?) the more controversial he is likely to become. So we go from cracks at Bloomsday to describing Dublin as a dreary little town etc.

Doyle’s best days are behind him. No more Booker prizes for him. If we ignore him, he will soon lapse back into obscurity.

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