A Greyhound of a Girl is your typical road trip novel--if your typical road trip novel is about four generations of Irish women on a midnight car journey. The four passengers range from twelve to ill to dead. Told in both third and second person from various voices and points in time, A Greyhound of a Girl can be confusing, not to mention slightly boring, but is altogether worth the read. Roddy Doyle’s writing is concise and has an almost other-worldly tang to it. A great mother-daughter read.