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: 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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Having said all of that, what amazed me most this time around were the things I took from re-reading that I’d never noticed before; the revealing insights into Milligan’s character, the hints of depression in the foreward, the description of Dan’s upbringing in Poona, and his dislike of modern architecture. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. I read the first two chapters and was rendered almost breathless with laughter; the sheer lunacy of it, and the strange meta way in which characters break the fourth wall and talk to the author seemed so audacious, and it was unlike anything I’d read up to that point.

Attenborough, normally associated with grandiose epics, hasn’t acted for four years and is still smarting after the failure of his last directorial outing, Grey Owl.

Funny Kass mentioned Becket because he does invariably spring to mind when I think of Milligan. Next page of related Sponsored Products.

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If you enjoy watching the three stooges and other classic slapstick comedy routines, this should give you a few laughs. An worth every penny.


A younger, better one will be along in a minute. After the second World War the Bavarian side, including the village church, was suddenly part of the American, later Allied sector, while the school and the pub was in the Soviet zone. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Money was the least consideration. Aye Spike is one of my favorite comic heroes. We are the cowards. I admire that enormously.

He is famous for his work in The Goon Show, children’s poetry and a series of comical autobiographical novels about his experiences serving in the British Army in WWII. This book made me laugh out loud and then sigh because there were still so many pages left and it’s a short book. Occasionally a gasp rent pkckoon silence as they all strained for the advantage.

The Absurdity of Division: ‘Puckoon’ by Spike Milligan – Culturised

Things you could get away with in the s are verboten now. What makes Puckoon so different and interesting is that Milligan took all the tropes and tricks he was used puckoob from radio and slammed them straight into a novel, expecting them to just get on with it for themselves.

Page block and pages are lightly marked and tanned. There are geniuses and there are geniuses.

The Absurdity of Division: ‘Puckoon’ by Spike Milligan

All at once, Madigan’s friends begin altering their personalities to suit the side of the fence they’ve found themselves on. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The previous careful owners bookplate Label with Name On is neatly on the introduction page.


Paperback VG ; all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. The plot of a small community being split in two in some drastic manner leading to hilarious and messy consequences is something straight out of a radio sitcom, while the interaction between the narrator and the main character which Puckoon is particularly lauded for is something Milligan wrote repeatedly into his radio series the Goon Show. Sep 15, Tosh rated it it was amazing.

Cover is partially detached from page block. Paperbackpages. Puckoon, Spike Milligan’s first novel bursts at the seams with superb comic characters involved in unbelievably likely troubles on the Irish border. Puckoon by Spike Milligan.

Nice copy in like unclipped dust jacket. If so, it’s time for a digital detox! The book is a solid 5 stars for good reason.

Methinks sometimes that simply all personalities are a bit disordered, Kass. Signed by author on half title page. The only serious work was a play “The Bedsitting Room”. With much silliness on every page, no characters get the time to really build up a personality, with a cast of over 50 people in the slim paperback. Pages to import images to Wikidata. A film adaptation, written and directed by Terence Ryanwas released in The world could do with a bit of Milligan right now.