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Spike Milligan (1918–2002)

Forfatter af Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall

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Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1971) 1,097 eksemplarer
Puckoon (1963) 791 eksemplarer
Monty: His Part in My Victory (1976) — Forfatter — 585 eksemplarer
Mussolini: His Part In My Downfall (1978) 522 eksemplarer
The Essential Spike Milligan (2002) 470 eksemplarer
Where Have All the Bullets Gone? (1985) 368 eksemplarer
The Goon Show Scripts (1972) — Forfatter — 294 eksemplarer
Goodbye Soldier (1986) 263 eksemplarer
Silly Verse for Kids (Puffin Books) (1959) 248 eksemplarer
Small Dreams of a Scorpion (1972) 203 eksemplarer
Peace Work (1991) 186 eksemplarer
More Goon Show Scripts (1973) 171 eksemplarer
A Book of Milliganimals (1968) 153 eksemplarer
The Little Pot Boiler (1963) 148 eksemplarer
Dustbin of Milligan (1961) 142 eksemplarer
A Book Of Bits Or A Bit Of A Book (1965) 127 eksemplarer
The Looney: An Irish Fantasy (1987) 123 eksemplarer
Badjelly the Witch (1973) — Forfatter — 117 eksemplarer
Bedside Milligan (1969) 117 eksemplarer
The Compulsive Spike Milligan (2004) 108 eksemplarer
Depression and How to Survive It (1993) 85 eksemplarer
The Bedsitting Room (1970) 84 eksemplarer
Gunner Milligan (1995) 82 eksemplarer
The Book of the Goons (1974) 82 eksemplarer
The Spike Milligan Letters (1977) 69 eksemplarer
The Q Annual (1979) 62 eksemplarer
Open Heart University (1979) 60 eksemplarer
Hidden Words: Collected Poems (1993) 54 eksemplarer
Transports of Delight (1974) 52 eksemplarer
Goblins (1800) 47 eksemplarer
The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems (2001) — Forord — 47 eksemplarer
The Lost Goon Shows (1987) 46 eksemplarer
A Mad Medley of Milligan (1999) 43 eksemplarer
Spike Milligan: Man of Letters (2013) 40 eksemplarer
The Murphy (2000) 34 eksemplarer
Milligan's Ark (1838) 34 eksemplarer
Milligan Book of Records (1975) 32 eksemplarer
The Great McGonagall Scrapbook (1975) 31 eksemplarer
Spike Milligan: A Celebration (1995) 27 eksemplarer
Milligan's Meaning of Life (2011) 27 eksemplarer
The Magical World of Milligan (2009) 21 eksemplarer
Dip the Puppy (1974) 18 eksemplarer
The Goon cartoons (1982) 17 eksemplarer
Fleas, Knees and Hidden Elephants (1994) 17 eksemplarer
Indefinite Articles and Scunthorpe (1981) 15 eksemplarer
Startling Verse for All the Family (1987) 15 eksemplarer
More Goon Cartoons (1983) 13 eksemplarer
More Spike Milligan Letters (1984) 12 eksemplarer
Get in the Q Annual (1980) 10 eksemplarer
That's Amazing (1988) 9 eksemplarer
William McGonagall - Freefall (1992) 8 eksemplarer
Mala pinta (2018) 7 eksemplarer
The Mirror Running (1987) 7 eksemplarer
The Goon Show (Volumes 11 - 15) (2006) 5 eksemplarer
Spike (2003) 5 eksemplarer
Condensed animals (1991) 5 eksemplarer
Goon Again (2001) 5 eksemplarer
A Potboiling Dustbin Full of Bits (1984) 5 eksemplarer
The Bald Twit Lion (1968) 4 eksemplarer
There's a lot of it about! (1983) 4 eksemplarer
The Melting Pot (1983) 3 eksemplarer
Silly verse for kids and animals (1984) 3 eksemplarer
The Goon Show Classics, Volume 9 (1992) — Performer — 2 eksemplarer
The Goon Omnibus (1978) 2 eksemplarer
The Goon Show Classics (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Goon Show Classics 2 (1996) 1 eksemplar
The war memoirs 1 eksemplar
Box of Books (1984) 1 eksemplar
The Milligan Papers 1 eksemplar
BadJelly The Witch 1 eksemplar
Children of Aberfan 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (1979) — actor — 623 eksemplarer
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (1981) — Actor — 216 eksemplarer
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (1998) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver25 eksemplarer
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
The Hound of the Baskervilles [1978 film] (2004) — Actor — 18 eksemplarer
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie [1972 film] (2007) — Actor — 8 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Best of Spike Milligan (2003) — Actor — 5 eksemplarer
The Last Remake of Beau Geste [1977 film] (2014) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Nothing Solemn: An anthology of comic verse (1973) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Penny Points to Paradise [1951 film] — Actor — 2 eksemplarer

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This book is marketed as an uproariously hilarious spoof of Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. It isn’t.

None of the wit is witty. None of the humor is humorous. All of the 'yucks' fall with a dull thud. Even the illustrations fail to amuse and entertain.

This book is just woefully unfunny.

It’s full of vulgar language, and endlessly repetitive ‘gags’:

“My fee is ten guineas an hour with a down payment of one hundred guineas.”
“Holmes was still wearing one black boot and one brown boot.”
“Quack! Quack! Stop that duck”.
“I was headed toward High Tor where I tort I taw a puddy tat.”

And those four ‘jokes’ comprise a good third of the entire book. In case you missed any one of those tired old chestnuts, don’t worry…Milligan will be recycling them yet again in another page or two. Talk about a needle getting stuck in the groove!

Even the less tired wisecracks fail to provide any laughs:

‘ “What do you make of it?”
“I would make a rice pudding of it.” ’

Pause for laughter...& Cue the crickets.

‘ “You have arms, I suppose?"
“Yes, and legs.” ’

Boy, those crickets sure are getting louder.

‘ “Halloa,” cried Dr. Mortimer, “What is this?”
“This is England,” I said. “I thought you knew.” ’

The crickets are just an incessant noise machine at this point.

If this is representative of Spike Milligan’s work, how in the world did he manage to have a career as a comedian?

Save yourself the aggravation, and just read the original Hound of the Baskervilles instead.
… (mere)
½
 
Markeret
missterrienation | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 19, 2024 |
Limited, if classic, compilation of Goon Show scripts, enlivened by a plethora of drawings and some priceless character descriptions.
½
 
Markeret
EricCostello | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 7, 2023 |
Cabincore lit. Spike navel fluff. Sometimes his nonsense is the funniest thing, sometimes it bellyflops. But there are also two or three pieces in this, screeds almost, although still very short, written during mental breakdowns in the sixties, which are scary and sobering.
 
Markeret
yarb | Aug 2, 2023 |

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ISBN
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