Puckoon


      Puckoon
Puckoon is Spike Milligan s classic slapstick novel, reissued for the first time since it was published in 1963.In 1924 the Boundary Commission is tasked with creating the new official division between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the border ends up running through the middle of the small town of Puckoon.Houses are divided from outhouses, husbands separated from wives, bars are cut off from their patrons, churches sundered from graveyards And in the middle of it all is poor Dan Milligan, our feckless protagonist, who is taunted and manipulated by everyone including the sadistic author to try and make some sense of this mess.Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children s stories. Free Download [ Puckoon ] by [ Spike Milligan ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Terence Alan Patrick Se n Milligan, known as Spike, was a comedian, writer and musician He was of Irish descent, but spent most of his childhood in India and lived most of his later life in England, moving to Australia after retirement 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 Spike Milligan suffered from bipolar disorder, which led to depression and frequent breakdowns, but he will be remembered as a comic genius His tombstone reads I told you I was ill in Gaelic.

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Puckoon
  • Spike Milligan
  • English
  • 27 February 2017
  • 0140023747

10 thoughts on “ Puckoon

  1. says:

    Puckoon,1963, Spike MilliganPuckoon is a comic novel by Spike Milligan, first published in 1963 It is his first full length novel, and only major fictional work Set in 1924, it details the troubles brought to the fictional Irish village of Puckoon by the Partition of Ireland the new border, due to the incompetence of the Boun...

  2. says:

    This is, in my opinion, the best and funniest book Spike Milligan ever produced, I say this from a position of having read just about everything he had published The characters, the plot, the little scenes, the recurring little themes with each of the main characters are superb I have lost count of how many times I have read it I know I bought the book three times just shows how much I love it the first book was lost to a school friend who never returned it, the second disappeared with one This is, in my opinion, the best and funniest book Spike Milligan ever produced, I say this from a position of having read just about everything he had published The characters, the plot, the little scenes, the recurring little themes with each of the main characters are superb I have lost count of how many times I have read it I know I bought the book three times just shows how much I love it the first book was lost to a school friend who never returned it, the second di...

  3. says:

    Umm Well It s well known Spike Milligan had a depressive disorder, making it impossible for him to concentrate on one thing for a long time Hence his role in the Goons and other digressional comedies But random doesn t lend itself to novels You can throw in Romans, Chinamen, IRA officers and the kitchen sink, but you still have to structure the thing Puckoon is a dated book, probably quite sexist and racist to modern eyes, and the freewheeling absurdity simply doesn t shine on the page, Umm Well It s well known Spike Milligan had a depressive disorder, making it impossible for him to concentrate on one thing for a long time Hence his role in the Go...

  4. says:

    If you are going to get one Spike Milligan novel, this is it For those who don t know or who are American , Milligan is probably one of the great comic writers in the British language Lots of word playing, and very funny He is also part of the Goons along with the always fantastic Peter Sellers They did a series of radio shows and one can pu...

  5. says:

    I remember laughing like a drain reading this when I was about 14, a time when the world seemed otherwise a fairly grim place Today i found this Penguin edition at a local secondhand store I look forward to reading it again.

  6. says:

    Kaw , said the crow Balls , said the Milligan.

  7. says:

    What did I just read Pure bonkers from Milligan, his first book I ve never read any of his books, and felt it was time to rectify that You don t get a straightforward read with Milligan Plenty of laughs, definitely, some clever stylings and lines you can tell he s a stage screen comedian with some one liners thrown in but you have to be on your toes The scene switches from scene to scene instantly The main character talks to the voice of the author, who talks back The plot overall What did I just read Pure bonkers from Milligan, his fi...

  8. says:

    I first read this as a schoolboy in the 1960s, sitting in the school library with a hanky stuffed in my mouth and the tears rolling down my face Don t bother with the film it is a very pale and not particularly funny shadow of the book.

  9. says:

    I never would have read this without BowieBookClub And I m not sure I appreciated it enough for dear Bowie I enjoyed this book a lot Puckoon is funny And bizarre And full of English Irish humor And just kind of confusing some of the time.This book made me laugh out loud and then sigh because there were still so many pages left and it s a short book I che...

  10. says:

    Puckoon is a blurt of Spike Milligan s rapid fire childish cleverness and is very much of its time, it was written in 1963 It is as far as I can gather, discerning the plot through the maze of little gags takes quite an effort the story of a small town which lies right at the place where the officials have decided to run the new Irish borderline This creates situations like, a small corner in the local pub in one country being in one country and having lower taxes on alcohol than the rest of Puckoon is a blurt of Spike Milligan s rapid fire childish cleverness and is very much of its time, it was written in 1963 It is as far as I can gather, discerning the plot through the maze of little gags takes quite an effort the story of a small town which lies right at the place where the officials have decided to run the new Irish borderline This creates situations like, a small corner in the local pub in one country being in one country and having lower taxes on alcohol than the rest of the pub, so a squish of cheapskates clamour for drinks from that spot while the rest of the pub is empty.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 Every single event is the precursor to a one liner or ...

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