: Puckoon (): Spike Milligan: Books. 4 Apr Based on the best-selling novel by Irish comedian Spike Milligan, Puckoon is a political satire about a town cut in half by the partitioning of. 25 Jan Puckoon is Spike Milligan’s classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in ‘Pops with the erratic brilliance of a.
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It’s a shame then that around the halfway mark, things get so out of hand. Post Share on Facebook. Thanks for the comment, Chrisand you’re right – Spike’s humour is pucjoon. Don’t have a Kindle? Milligan doesn’t write plot or structure well.
puckopn Edge nicks to boards. I like his prose and his humour better, though! The previous careful owners bookplate Label with Name On is neatly on the introduction page. Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the border ends up running through the middle of the small town of P Puckoon is Spike Milligan’s classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in It was very invigorating and refreshing for me.
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Nov 12, Hamideh rated it it was ok. Less Magical than the First.
Methinks sometimes that simply all personalities are a bit disordered, Kass. Write a customer review.
And it makes for some chaotic reading. It took Milligan 2 years to write this, no doubt while he was in the thrrawl of th Q Series. Laity rated it it was amazing. This is particularly compounded by the use of phonetic dialogue to reflect the different accents of characters in the book, the Chinese policeman Ah Pong being a chief example. Milo O’Shea as Sgt.
Funny Kass mentioned Becket because he does invariably spring to mind when I think of Milligan. He has writt It’s been quite some time since I lined up at the bookstore counter to meet Mr Milligan and have my copy of Puckoon signed.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I may try his war puckoln next. A very nice copy. The last of the old-school English film impresarios and chairman of innumerable arts organisations is relaxing into Galway’s unpretentious atmosphere. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
I chuckled my way through it and, all too soon it was finished. I admire that enormously. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Not Signed or Inscribed. But there’s also an pufkoon panther, a night-shift Chinese policeman, TNT, a clock stuck at 4.
There are occasions too when the author addresses us directly. Showing of 43 reviews. Half title page is partially detached on lower edge. All was silent, the room filled with suspicion. As one of the greatest comedic talents of the last century it is clear that he had lots of fun writing this one down. Nickolas Grace as Foggerty. I’m not saying I’ve become more discerning or refined, more my tastes and horizons have expanded, all of which now make Puckoon markedly less “the funniest thing ever”, which I thought in