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How I Won The War

4.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  299 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 1967 by Ballantine Books (first published 1963)
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Coy
Jul 03, 2015 Coy rated it really liked it
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It's a shame this book isn't more popular than it is. It's more of a shame that the rest of Ryan's work is even less accessible, because if his other books have even 10% the skill of this, they are well worth reading. While not as good as Catch 22 (which is damn near impossible to beat), it runs a close second in my opinion as far as WW2 satires are concerned. I spent most of this book unable to finish chapters in one sitting because I needed to find someone to tell how much I was enjoying that ...more
Ondřej Trhoň
Jan 02, 2013 Ondřej Trhoň rated it really liked it
Bitva o flašku je fenomenální část :)
Lucy Sisk
Aug 06, 2014 Lucy Sisk rated it liked it
http://lola-kiss.blog.cz/1309/jak-jse...

Psáno z pohledu úslužného poručíka Goodbodyho z britské armády, který se snaží navrátit do své dvanácté čety Čtvrtého mušketýrského důstojnost a vznešenost. Samozřejmě se mu to nedaří a jeho naivita skýtá četné možnosti pro pobavení.

Poručík Goodbody pracoval jako účetní, a narukoval s jediným cílem: pomáhat a chránit vlast. Odmítá si připouštět, že by válka mohla znamenat jen válčení o pití a snadné navazování vztahů s ženami lehkých mravů.

Nejprve se s ním
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Ondra Panděro
Nov 26, 2015 Ondra Panděro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war, humorous
Další místní klasika. Zajímavý je, že ačkoliv český překlad byl vydán v roce 1970, nešetří ani komunistické soudruhy z ELAS, ani sovětské soudruhy ve finále. Nejlehčí možné pojetí války, snad s jednou jedinou maličkou dramatickou scénou.
Eliška
Dec 23, 2015 Eliška rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was laughing in public whilst reading this book. So gentle, nice and funny. I love naïve Goodbody and his memoirs.
Magdaléna Daňková
Jun 12, 2015 Magdaléna Daňková rated it it was amazing
If you like stories about WWII and irony, youre gonna love this book. ...more
Juli Wisniewski
Oct 03, 2014 Juli Wisniewski rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and well worth the time it took to find it. Much better then the film, though it's hard to judge because they're so vastly different. Goodbody is the personification of blind naive patriotism. Only Patrick Ryan could make that type of character palatable.
Petr
Feb 13, 2013 Petr rated it it was amazing
Funny as hell.

Humor worked in every single chapter, paragraph, sentence and word. Even when you read through initial episodes and you more or less know what to expect 12th Musketeers platoon makes your day every single moment. It's a real mystery to me how was the author able to keep the repetitive theme of Goodbody's dumbness and inaptitude throughout the whole book and keep it soooo humorous.

Still I can't stop laughing remembering the Greek campaign and the pursuit of tram no 7 or cunning Afg
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Tessa Staňková
Apr 06, 2014 Tessa Staňková rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dobrá knížka. Jojo. A kdo by čekal, že bude i vtipná. Některé pasáže se táhly, ale jinak supr. 4*
Veronika
Vcelku vtipný kousek, ale přece jen, pro mě jako pro holku to zase taková paráda nebyla.
Pavel Beneš
Nov 21, 2013 Pavel Beneš rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Celé jsem to ještě za bolševika (vydalo to, jak jinak, Naše vojsko) přečetl s tím, kde tam poznám Lennona, který hraje Goodbodyho ve filmu (ten tu tehdy neměl šanci běžet). Rozhodně jsem se u toho nebavil jako u jiné knížky (zase Naše vojsko) – Hájili jsme hrad.
Eliška Skácelíková
Jan 01, 2011 Eliška Skácelíková rated it it was amazing
Vtipná, satirická, grotestní, úsměvná, čtivá, jednoduchá; tak by se dala snadno popsat kniha Patricka Rayena. Oddechová literatura (a la Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka), která zaujme každého.
David
Mar 29, 2013 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pokud hledáte vtipnou věc, z doby druhé světové alá Sedmá rota, Jak jsem vyhrál válku je to pravé. Některé kapitoly byly tak vtipné, že jsem se doslova za břicho popadal :-D
Ondřej Miňovský
Feb 06, 2013 Ondřej Miňovský rated it really liked it
This book is credited to wrong author! The actual author was english journalist Patrick Ryan (Isle of Wight, 1916 – 1989). Please someone issue a corrigendum.
Barbora
Jul 05, 2014 Barbora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny view on world war, my new popular book character is Ernest Goodbody :-)
Alča
Nov 02, 2011 Alča rated it it was amazing
nej-lep-ší!!!!
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