Puckoon is a blurt of Spike Milligan's rapid-fire childish cleverness and is very much of its time, it was written in Set in , it details the troubles brought to the fictional Irish village of Puckoon by the Partition of Ireland: Puckoon was adapted for the stage in , and toured Ireland and the United Kingdom. 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. But put him together with other sympathetic and guiding lights such as the Goon Show cast, and this hyper-jocularity suddenly has a place among other characters and talents, and becomes more effective.
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Spike Milligan Puckoon
Through incompetence, dereliction of duty and sheer perversity, the border spke 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 I enjoyed this book a lot. Penguin published it, and his later books. Every single event is the precursor to a one-liner or a surreal throwaway.
Somehow he manages to make the most ridiculous situations seem almost plausible, and weaves them all together to create a brilliant, hilarious, chaotic conclusion. Return to Book Page. 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.
It took Milligan 2 years to write this, no doubt while he was in spie thrrawl of th Q Series. This book sprawls between a miscellany of so many characters that one gives up on getting to know, even sort them.
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Open Preview See a Problem? If you enjoy the farce, no better one has ever been written. Some of the jokes raised a smile, but at the heart of it millugan to be a disdain for the general populous, a sexist approach and you feel that Spike in his sandbox is just doodling with words.
The problem with anarchy is you can have too much of it. But beyond that Milligan was a upckoon writer, and well worth it to search out this particular novel by him. The plot overall heads towards the direction of a story set in Ireland, involving a new border near the village of Puckoon, with some villagers buried on the wrong side.
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Reading it again now, those early chapters are still extremely funny, and Milligan has a great ability with words. I've never read any of his books, and felt it was time to rectify that. This page was last edited on 30 Juneat Brilliant ideas, witty one-liners, a book in need of a good editor. More I imagine had I reviewed this in my Goon-loving, Milligan-adoring mid-teens heyday it would've got five stars, no problems.
His tombstone reads 'I told you I was ill' in Gaelic. To ask other readers questions about Puckoonplease sign up.
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The characters, the plot, the little scenes, the recurring little themes with each of the main characters are superb. Recommended to Martin by: Mi,ligan film adaptation, written and directed by Terence Ryanwas released in And that's an absurdity I'll keep chuckling at for awhile. Mar 27, Matt Harris rated it it was ok. Jun 23, Kris McCracken rated it it was ok.
Aug 16, Eoghan Hickey rated it liked it. He is also part of the Goons along with the always fantastic Peter Sellers. View all 3 comments. Their vernacular can vary between "dey" and "they" within a sentence. And I'm not sure I appreciated it enough for pyckoon Bowie.
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