By now, Attenborough is almost in tears, but let's not mention weeping. John Lynch as O'Brien. But random doesn't lend itself to novels.

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Spike wrote other novels but none betters this.

Lame puns and a plot that is all over the show. All you have to do is listen to five minutes of any Goon Show to realise what makes him laugh.

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Here is a good example of the chaos this causes: Puckoon itself was partly filmed in Hollywood - Hollywood, Belfast, that is, the working-village folk-museum doubling as Milligan's divided town, where beer is cheaper in the northern half of the pub and corpses have to have newly issued passports to cross the customs post erected across the newly partitioned graveyard.

Strangelove it was the threat of nuclear war. As a great novel it has a long way to go but as a great comic novel it stands alone in exactly the way that Spike Milligan did in real life. The premise he sets up, that a border going through Ireland will separate a village in two, is amusing and interesting, but basically gets forgotten about as more and more characters and subplots are introduced, until the whole thing becomes, frankly, a bit of a mess.

'It's fantastical, magical stuff'

Reading it puckooh now, those early chapters are still extremely funny, and Milligan has a great ability with words. Somehow he manages to make the most ridiculous situations seem almost plausible, and weaves them all together to create a brilliant, hilarious, chaotic conclusion.

Pucoon are no featured reviews for Puckoon at this time. If Milligan had managed to sustain the mad genius of the first half this would be regarded as a comic masterpiece.

Ireland and the Irish. Dan Madigan Elliott Gould Puckoon is a dated book, probably quite sexist and racist to modern eyes, and the freewheeling absurdity simply doesn't shine on the page, though there are quotable lines a-go-go.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I could imagine myself rereading the book as I read your post.

In the same way that South Park will have a go at anyone Milligan was the same. Puckoon is Spike Milligan's classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in Start your free trial. Given Puckoon is entirely peopled by larger-than-life Englishmen, Irishmen, a Chinaman and one-eyed Lascar sailor, it has all the ingredients of one of Bernard Manning's favourite jokes.

Firing Line With Margaret Hoover. If you are going to get one Spike Milligan novel, this is it. Mar 07, Steve Angelkov rated it it was amazing Shelves: Milligan claimed that his debut novel nearly drove him mad.

Beckett with a different personality disorder — Greg, Goodreads reviewer.

It was partially true. Tank heavens the ground broke me fall. I read this book at college and I think didn't really get hold of it. Now 45 years later I still enjoy Spikes humour in this book. It is all getting a ppuckoon bizarre, even Milliganesque, when Attenborough sits back and laughs. Retrieved from " https: There was a lot to react to and there's a lot that got past me. So I relate to Spike. Inas part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether

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