Two Pints

Publisher: Jonathan Cape
A collection of sublimely funny dialogues inspired by a year’s worth of news.
 
Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, take the piss… They talk about their wives, their kids, their kids’ pets, their football teams and -- this being Ireland in 2011-12 -- about the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen’s visit. But these men are not parochial or small-minded; one of them knows where to find the missing Colonel Gadaffi (he’s working as a cleaner at Dublin Airport); they worry about Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders (whatever they might be); in their fashion, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and they ask each other the really important questions like ‘Would you ever let yourself be digitally enhanced?’

PRAISE FOR

“Funny, provocative and never less than entertaining.”
—John Boyne, The Irish Times
 
“An epic tale of modern Ireland in less than 90 pages.”
Slugger O’Toole