A twenty-stone taxi-driver, an unemployed docker, a wilting TV sex-symbol and a once
mild-mannered schoolteacher slavering for revenge... in a one-horse, two-bar Irish
town these are the unlikely guardians of the honour of one of the worst pubs in the
land. Fifteen years ago they and their friends constituted a football team. Gathered
together again after a decade and a half of boozing, smoking and idling about they
look more like the casualty ward on a binge, but nothing can stop THE REPLAY.
‘Curtin is one of Ireland’s best writers.’
`Vintage slapstick humour… so hysterically funny that I was rolling around convulsed…
the irony and the satire are sharp and sure, the comedy unblemished.'
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`The writer has a brilliant imagination, an almost lunatic sense of humour, and matches
an unerring ear for the nuances of speech with faultless observation.'