The Van

Front Cover
Minerva, 1992 - Best friends - 311 pages
3 Reviews

"A hilarious and hugely affectionate novel." --Independent on Sunday 
      Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business. By the bestselling author of The Commitments and The Snapper, The Van is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - weird_O - LibraryThing

The Van by Roddy Doyle Roddy Doyle's wonderful Rabbitte family saga—known as the Barrytown trilogy—concludes in [The Van]. Jimmy Rabbitte Sr and his good friend Bimbo Reeves go into business selling ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

This is one of those rare novels that's both superbly written and leaves you feeling warm, fuzzy, and full of good cheer. "The Van" relates the adventures of two lifelong friends who, when faced with ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (1992)

RODDY DOYLE was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of nine acclaimed novels including The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van, two collections of short stories, Rory & Ita, a memoir about his parents, and most recently, Two Pints, a collection of dialogues. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. The Commitments was adapted into a hit film in the 1990s and is now a West End show.

Bibliographic information