I'm half way through Oh, Play That Thing
by Roddy Doyle. It's the second installment of the Last Roundup
From Amazon:Oh, Play That Thing
is a fast-moving sequel to Roddy Doyle's novel about the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, A Star Called Henry
. On the run from his former commanders, IRA assassin Henry ends up in the USA and copes indifferently with the gang-dominated New York of the early 1920s, and the worlds of Chicago jazz and the migrant workers of the Depression. Henry is a charming chancer, and a survivor, but this does not mean that he has an especially nice time for more than moments--his own ruthless past continually returns to haunt him.
The book definitely gets two thumbsup
-- even if the smilie looks like it's flipping the bird.