Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass DestructionKeskiviikko 2 Huhtikuuta Vuonna 2003 T Yt N T N N 35 Vuotta Olen Nyt Virallisesti Keski Ik Inen T St Eteenp In El M Ni On Vain Alam Ke Surkeaa Liukua Kohti Iensairauksia, Py R Tuoliramppeja Ja Kuolemaa , Adrian Mole Raapustaa P Iv Kirjaansa.Townsend On Kuljettanut Englannin Kuuluisimman P Iv Kirjan Pit J N Halki Ahdistuksent Yteisten Teinivuosien Kohti Yksinhuoltajuutta Ja Lyhytt Tv T Hteytt L Hes Henkil Kohtaiseen Konkurssiin Saakka Sarjan Kuudennessa Osassa Adrian Ty Skentelee Divarissa Ja Ostaa Itselleen Asunnon Luottokortilla.Adrian Ei Ole Viel K N Ymm Rt Nyt El M N Tosiasioita H N Peruu Kyproksen Lomansa, Koska Tony Blairin Mukaan Saddam Husseinin Joukkotuhoasteet Voivat H Vitt Saaren 45 Minuutissa Matkatoimisto Ei Suostu Palauttamaan Varausmaksua Ilman Pit V Mpi Todisteita Matkakohteen Turvattomuudesta Niit Saadakseen Adrian Kirjoittaa Blairille Mit Tahansa Huolia Sinulla Onkin, Adrian Mole Saa Olosi Tuntumaan Paremmalta This is the eighth book about Adrian Mole don t ask who started his literary life in 1982, at the age of thirteen and three quarters The series of books has kept pace with his age and it feels as though it is winding down The running joke about the inept Adrian is wearing a bit thin, and to put him in the idiotic situation of writing letters to the prime minister so that he can get a refund on his upcoming foreign holiday, seems too ludicrously contrived to be funny The book was written at the time when Tony Blair warned that Saddam Hussein s weapons of mass destruction could target the island of Cyprus in 45 minutes Perhaps you had to be there At this distance in time it all seems tiresome and irrelevant Perhaps it is the sort of flash in the pan book which is wryly amusing just for a few months, and then would disappear without trace unless it is part of a series I do not read books about party politics, nor reviews of them, nor usually comment But this has made me wonder if there are many such humorous books about Brexit, and what chance there is that any future readers will read them or even talk about the event in fifteen years time Kind of puts it all in perspective.I read very little of the book, so hesitate to rate it However
This is yet another laugh out loud Adrian Mole diary This time he begins the diary at the age of 34, but he is still the same earnest, pedantic, letter writing Adrian.He has moved away from his flaky parents home into a pricey loft apartment on Rat Wharf, not realizing that there s a reason for the rat appellation It could also have been called Aggressive Swan Wharf for that matter, but we ll get back to that later.Adrian is a great admirer of Tony Blair and a staunch believer in the existence of Saddam s weapons of mass destruction, and is thus a supporter of Britain going to war.He is a would be published writer but hasn t as yet achieved any success in that field he is working on a book to be entitled Celebrity and madness but neither has he yet persuaded any celebrity to allow him to interview him or her on that subject, not surprisingly, considering the title.Adrian is the arranger of a creative writing group that meets regularly though he does not wholly appreciate the literary efforts of the others One of the members is t
I am deducting one star because the general politics of the book is a strangely British combination of do nothingism and liberal fetish But I am still a bit awestruck that Townsend wrote a book of this size with a humour that never, ever got tedious, even with the politics, on a beach in eastern Europe with 30 lesser books cycling through my brain It s possible I am the most demanding of all when it comes to humour, and I have such an absolute
As a teenager I loved the Adrian Mole books, and even re reading the original two again recently I found them still a funny read, for nostalgia than anything I think.Moving on to Adrian as an adult, I didn t love the Cappuccino Years, but it was okay This however tested my patience Adrian as a teenager was amusing as an adult, down right irritating but it was Marigold that killed it for me I know she is meant to be an emotional vampire that you hate and that it the point of her character but knowing so many people like this in my past I just couldn t read any of it Adrian is such a pathetic woos too, he was actually getting somewhere in the last book, in this it s just regressing to childhood idiocy.269 pages in and I gave up and wo
fifth book in our series of readings from Adrian s diaries, written by Sue Townsend It starts in 2002 and covers the controversial period of the Iraq War.Adrian is 34, working in a bookshop in Leicester and about to become the proud owner of a trendy loft apartment His single status is about to change too, putting further strain on his already stretched finances As war looms, Adrian is unwavering in his support for Prime Minister Tony Blair and military action, even though his eldest son Glenn is facing deployment to the Gulf.Sue Townsend was born in Leicester in 1946 She left school at 15 and was a single parent with three young children by the age of 23 Like Adrian, she wrote in secret for many years, and acknowledged that they often shared the same views Adrian C est moi, she once said.First published in 1989, Adrian Mole s diaries were instant bestsellers and Adrian, the remarkably resilient underdog, quickly became a national treasure While recording the ex
I feel like I ve grown up with Adrian Mole I ve been following his exploits since I was 13 years old, and as a character fixed in time, he s a year or two older than me.This book chronicles Adrian s life in 2003, age 34, with the backdrop of the war in Iraq He worries about his 17 year old son, who has joined the army and has been deployed to Kuwait, he struggles with a debt problem that s spiralling out of control, and still his love life is as disastrous as ever he s trying to extricate himself from the clutches of a needy, clingy young woman called Marigold, whilst fancying her free spirited sexy sister Daisy.Adrian Mole is a comic character, and it s his flaws and foibles that we laugh about But ultimately his heart is in the right place, and that s why we re fond of him In a way it s good that as Adrian grows older he growns no wise
Quite simply the finest and funniest and most moving skewering of Blair s era and his grand folly.The shallowness of early 21st century Britain is exposed as even Mole, surely the most unfashionable man on Earth, gets caught up living a lifestyle, not a life as one character puts it His love life goes through one of its most tumultuous periods with one of his most appalling partners which is s
Sue Townsend did it again with this poignant tale of a grown up Adrian, working in a seedy second hand bookshop in London I wonder if Adrian was secretly a bit autistic, as some of his behaviour, especially towards his girlfriend, Marigold,seems redolent of Don Tillman in The Rosie Project.I just read that S
I did not realize there were several Adrian Mole books and while I did recognize a few references to earlier storylines that I of course did not have the background knowledge on while reading this book, I did not feel in any way lo
Adrian Mole is now 34 3 4 years old and as the story begins he has canceled his holiday in Cyprus because of Tony Blair s warnings that Saddam Hussein s weapons of mass destruction could target the island in 45 minutes Unfortunately, his travel agent won t refund his deposit until evidence of the WMDs is put forward Soooo, true to form, Adrian writes a series of letters to Mr Blair requesting that Mr Blair provide this proof to said travel agent.Although the war does bring a sad note to the story Adrian s son is called to action , this is still a humorous glimpse into the life of a mostly lovable but clueless character Despite the fact that he is now in his thirties, Adrian is still touchingly naive and surprisingly gauche The naivete still works for me but some of his blundering simply isn t as humorous as it was when he was a teenager That said, I still enjoyed the book I love the accounts of Gielgud the Swan and the related correspondence between Adrian and Trixie Meadows of the City Council I love the relationship between Adrian and his son, Glen I love the Robbie storyline even though it is heart wrenching I was annoyed by the relationship between Adrian and Marigold but c est la vie.Others reviews of Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction have been m

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  • Hardcover
  • 503 pages
  • Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Sue Townsend
  • Finnish
  • 10 January 2018
  • 9789510345207