Summer Things A hilariously deranged trip to the further shores of lust snobbery and adultery Summer Things is the new comedy by one of Britain s funniest novelists Compared to the likes of Kingsley Amis and Tom

  • Title: Summer Things
  • Author: Joseph Connolly
  • ISBN: 9780571195749
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • A hilariously deranged trip to the further shores of lust, snobbery and adultery, Summer Things is the new comedy by one of Britain s funniest novelists Compared to the likes of Kingsley Amis and Tom Sharpe, Connolly s unforgiving brand of prose, reveling in the grotesqueries of everyday human behavior, is achingly funny.Elizabeth has her heart set on a traditional EnglisA hilariously deranged trip to the further shores of lust, snobbery and adultery, Summer Things is the new comedy by one of Britain s funniest novelists Compared to the likes of Kingsley Amis and Tom Sharpe, Connolly s unforgiving brand of prose, reveling in the grotesqueries of everyday human behavior, is achingly funny.Elizabeth has her heart set on a traditional English seaside vacation five star all the way, naturally , and her oh so well to do husband Howard agrees to pay, because that is largely what Howard is for Their neighbor Dotty, who envies Elizabeth s lifestyle, determines on the very same vacation, but Dotty s impoverished husband comes up with an appalling alternative don t even ask Single parent Melody is going to the seaside too, to say nothing of despicable Miles McInerney action is what he wants In other words, hell is about to break loose.

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    1. Oh dear. This is unquestionably the worst-written book I can remember reading, even allowing for my only foray into modern chick lit (a Sophie Kinsella).Connolly has written a biography of PG Wodehouse, and a reviewer in The Times likened this book to one of PGW's (I can only assume the reviewer had never read any PGW), but there are no wonderful Wodehousian metaphors and I couldn't detect any similarity of characterisation or plotting.I only got to page twenty something as I was keener to get o [...]

    2. Sì, è bello. Sì, è frizzante. Sì, Connolly sa scrivere e far ridere.Ma dopo un po' il giocattolo si rompe. Bisogna anche saper gestire la mole di un testo. E questo libro è sicuramente troppo lungo. All'inizio l'ho trovato davvero brillante e divertente, ma già a metà ero un po' "stomacato" e ne avevo abbastanza dello stile eccessivamente cinico e disinvolto dell'autore. Arrivare in fondo è stato arduo.Avete presente quei sidri di mele frizzantini e all'apparenza freschissimi e zuccheri [...]

    3. I'm in two minds about this book. Although I see it was first published nearly 20 years ago, I had never heard of it until I brought a copy of the companion novel, Winter Breaks, in a nearly new shop, attracted by the blurb and description. On the back of this book the author is described as an established 'very English comic author, in the tradition of P G Wodehouse'. That may be the case, but, again, I'd never heard of Mr Connolly before last week. The book is comical - in parts - and I admit [...]

    4. Uno dei libri più noiosi e assurdi che abbia mai letto. Diventa interessante ben oltre la metà e per quanto ci siano scene e dialoghi divertenti e surreali, con equivoci e incomprensioni che strappano qualche risata, non riesce a riscattarsi dalla noia e dalla lentezza iniziale.Scritto decisamente bene, il libro fornisce un affresco abbastanza ironico della borghesia londinese, con personaggi stereotipati e troppo concentrati sui loro esclusivi interessi per accorgersi o anche solo tentare di [...]

    5. This is a real old fashioned farce - which has the feeling of all being a little contrived but does have plenty of humour and a fast pace that keeps it all going along nicely.A middle class family (Howard, Elizabeth and daughter Katie) live next door to a more working class family (Brian, Dottie and son Colin) who are on their financial uppers.This provides the backdrop to the two themes, sex and class, that are used to comedic affect.They are going on holiday to the same town - intially so that [...]

    6. 2.5 stars Hmmm. 'in the tradition of Wodehouse' the blurb said. That's what encouraged me to purchase the book - never will I go by the hype of publisher reviews again. I read in the hopes it would get better. Yes, elements of the ridiculous do leap out but just when I thought I got it, turns out I didn't. I nearly stopped a few times - if this is what the human condition is, well I felt quite apocalyptic by the end & in desperate need of a drink!I did buy another Connolly book but will wait [...]

    7. Was somewhat entertaining, but the style of writing took away from it. At times, it was funny, but I didn't find it to be as hilarious as others who have reviewed it seemed to think. Wasn't a complete waste of my time, and would be good for an airplane ride or the like where something serious and deeply engrossing isn't the best option. Otherwise, it's eh. Cover art of the book is awesome though! Haha.

    8. AWFUL!! I never, ever throw out books. Ever. I re-home them or give them to charity, to find new owners. This one, I made an exception for. I wouldn't want to be responsible for anyone reading or even buying it. I hated it from the very first page and kept hating it so I tossed it in the trash where it. IMOHO, belongs.

    9. Worst book ever, horrible characters, none of whom I liked nor cared about, and a complete lack of a plot. I kept reading, thinking it would get better, but it did not. Hands down one of the stupidest books I've ever had the misfortune of reading.

    10. It's a stitch. Reminded me of another modern take on PGW: Blue Heaven by Joe Keenan. But this one is Bitter Funny not just Screwball.

    11. I liked this book. No real plot, just a highly enjoyable slice of a series of dysfunctional families and peoples lives. Not rip-roaringly funny but some moments of real mirth.

    12. Rafraîchissant, bourré d'humour anglais, de quiproquo. On passe un super bon moment avec tous ces personnages qui s'entrecroisent.

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