In Dublin of the Eighties, Jimmy Rabbite decides to set up a band, a Dublin - soul band. Very rapidly, he meets Outspan, Decco, Joey 'The Lips' and the others and starts up"The Commitments".
This very interesting book shows how some middle-class people work their way up difficultly) to fame. As they risk everything on uncertain success, we see how music is their only way to escape the boring monotonous days that fill up their lives. The story depicts fascinating and intriguing characters living their everyday life, trying to reach their astonishing destiny.
This novel is rather well written and should be appreciated by any type of reader although , due to the language would not recommend to younger ones. The characters are captivating. The setting is realistic. The motivation, over-flowing. The language, shocking. The success, total.
"The Irish are the niggers of Europe. An' Dubliners are the niggers of Ireland An' the Northside Dubliners are the niggers o' Dublin Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud"