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A Star Called Henry Summary

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  • 7 Literature Criticism

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Essays & Analysis (7)

829 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Hopkin offers a mixed assessment of A Star Called Henry, finding the novel interesting but stylistically problematic. There is something paradoxical about Roddy Doyle's... Read more
736 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Charles praises Doyle for his strong narrative and storytelling skills in A Star Called Henry. I learned about the IRA in 1982 during lunch at the Hard Rock Café in cen... Read more
1,352 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Skloot applauds the historical insight Doyle provides in A Star Called Henry, the first of a projected trilogy set in nineteenth-century Ireland. The Irish novelist Roddy Doyl... Read more
1,125 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Levi compliments A Star Called Henry but argues that the novel is predictable and less edgy than Doyle's earlier work. We know their dream; enough To know they dreamed ... Read more
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In the following review, Wilson-Smith evaluates the strengths of A Star Called Henry and praises Doyle's creation of such an empathetic protagonist. Henry Smart is a hard boy, an IRA terrorist ... Read more
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In the following review, Elie commends Doyle's prose in A Star Called Henry but notes that the novel's characterizations seem superficial and less than memorable. The early novels of Rod... Read more
947 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Hutchings lauds A Star Called Henry as realistic and engrossing novel, though notes that the work contains several passages of confusing surrealism. Described on its title pag... Read more
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