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Hello Sailor

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Unknown Binding, 169 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Mark Speed
Not Eric Idle's finest hour.

If you remember the character Idle plays in And Now For Something Completely Different who keeps nudging an older man and pestering about 'candid photography' and 'holiday snaps' of his wife, and saying "nudge-nudge, wink-wink, eh-eh?" The novel is rather like being on the receiving end of that over-energetic character's conversation. It grates after a while and the lewdness is spelled out a bit too heavily.

I found the characters a bit two-dimensional and the whole th
One thing this book offers is an indisputably beautiful cover that will make your friends' eyes pop if they see it and don't know who Eric Idle is. Then again the less friends you have who don't know Eric Idle the better.

While it's pretty close to the spirit of the book, most of the actual content has nothing to do with effeminately made up sea-men. Instead Hello Sailor offers some heavy satire on British politics. A bit of satire on American politics is thrown in as well for good measure.

It fol
Yang G
A slim volume so a quick read. Can't say I understood everything (logic, jokes, the point of this book) but I think that's part of the appeal. I guess it's supposed to be silly. I did laugh quite a bit throughout though.
A book by a Python is always an event!
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Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author and composer of comedic songs. He wrote and performed as a member of the internationally renowned British comedy group Monty Python.
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