Paddy clarke ha ha ha is a novel by irish writer roddy doyle first published in 1993 by secker and warburg it won the booker prize that year the story is about a 10 year old boy living in barrytown north dublin and the events that happen within his age group school and home in around 1968. Paddy clarke ha ha ha reminded me of another famous irish novel patrick mccabes the butcher boy both are narrated by a young boys who grow up in ireland during the 1960s and both make use of vernacular and local folklore. Paddy clarke ha ha ha is a story about an irish lad named paddy clarke growing up in the 1960s he runs around with a gang of friends who enjoy terrorizing the streets of barrytown he runs around with a gang of friends who enjoy terrorizing the streets of barrytown. Hilarious and poignant paddy clarke ha ha ha charts the triumphs indignities and bewilderment of a young boy and his world a place full of warmth cruelty confusion and love read more read less the amazon book review. Paddy clarke ha ha ha is a brilliant little novel paddy is a 10 year old boy growing up in a dublin suburb in the late 60s i didnt grow up in dublin in the late 60s i grew up in california in the early 90s
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