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Wuthering Heights According To Spike Milligan (According to Spike Milligan)
In tune with the current fashion for sequels, this is Spike Milligan's very own version of "Wuthering Heights".
Published August 3rd 1995 by Penguin Books Ltd
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Milligan's version of Wuthering Heights is not a great story retold. Essentially it is the same trick played over and over again to grotesque, silly extremes. It is parody so ridiculous it buries the original text completely, although there are moments when the laughs are caused by clever comparison with Bronte's weathered, romantic tale. Milligan, the master of nonsense and slapstick, here shows his deep crudity and fearless lack of concern for political correctness. He treads a fine line here ...more
Ok where do i start, bizarre - very! now i was a great fan of Spike Milligan. His creativity and his ability to shift tracks and ideas yet still keep your attention never ceases to amaze me, however this is the first time i have read one of his .....according to Spike Milligan books and all i can say is in between laughing out loud he made my head hurt. It certainly has been educational - i think i will need to think on it some more if i plan on reading any more of them. Like he Meerkat book - ...more
Well I like Spike Milligan and I like Wuthering Heights so what’s not to like – well this book sadly. There are a few weak Milligan signature puns and jokes based on his favourite over literal use of words, or their double meanings, but it didn’t ever really raise a laugh for me. Making Heathcliff Pakistani teeters on the edge of being funny but even that pales quickly. I sadly couldn’t even force myself to finish this short book so I do concede, and indeed hope, that I am doing it an injustice ...more
It's unfortunate that Goodreads doesn't allow negative ratings; this is the worst book I've read in years. It could be that my sense of humour is defective and I don't know Spike Milligan's work at all, but this slow, dragging tome isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan, known as Spike, was a comedian, writer and musician. He was of Irish descent, but spent most of his childhood in India and lived most of his later life in England, moving to Australia after retirement. He is famous for his work in The Goon Show, children's poetry and a series of comical autobiographical novels about his experiences serving in the British Army in ...moreMore about Spike Milligan...
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