Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (Adrian Mole #5)
The further adventures of the master mole.
In his latest confessional diary, Adrian, now thirty, is separated from his exotic and accomplished Nigerian wife, and is a single parent to his three-year-old son. He works as a cook in a smart London restaurant that specializes in repulsive working-class food. When, to his surprise, he finds he has an older son as well, he takes...more
From page one I fell in love with Adrian Mole. Basically, he is a failure. He means well, he does everything he can to be a success, but it always backfires. His story is a true tragic comedy, which fortunately is light enough on the tragedy to keep us from feeling bad.
The best point about Adrian Mole ...more
My laughing fits started in the introduction where Townsend ...more
We find him, in this book, working as a chef in an upscale trendy restaurant in London, in spite of not being able to cook. His young son is living with his parents in Leicestershire. He is hired to do a TV show on cooking, at which ...more
As “together” as Adrian’s life seemed to be after the Wilderness Years, we join him now not. He’s divorced, living alone, a semi-absent father working as a ‘head chef’ in a nightmare kitchen. His own father is depressed, h ...more
Pandora is still much the same - seems only natural she'd become a Labor MP now that I think of it.
Overall entertaining, but sadly no poems about spawning salmon or letters to the BBC.
Meanwhile he has picked up another OAP called Archie Tait and is working on a new radio programme he thinks will take the world by storm called "The Royal Archers."
Also he has a culinary career and a ...more
now this is the adrian mole i have missed!!!
i don't know whether he is stupid, delusional or an arsehole...probably all of them. of course he has his redeeming moments where he surprises you but usually you can't help but laugh at his stupidity.
so this book see adrian mole as FATHER!!!!! and that is quite worrying but also funny...oh and he's so sexist it's hilarious (you can't take offense because that is the type of character he is...)
he still hasn't gotten his book published poor guy. but ...more
Adrian, while still totally oblivious to so many things happening around him, seems more mature here than in any of the previous books. (view spoiler)[He tries to take care of his sons William and Glenn (I really adore both boys!) and to be a good father. For once, the book focuses mainly on Adrian's family, rather than his writing or his love life (which is pretty much non-existent in this book *lol*).
I must admit that I missed Adrian's lette ...more
That said, I think this is the best diary since Moley came of age! He's cute and moving as a teenager, but such an annoying little bastard when he reaches eighteen then moves in with Pandora in True Confessions. Cappuccino years is just better all round. Pandora is still a ...more
Taking aim at the cult of celebrity while letting Mole stumble through unexpected parentage, the ongoing failure to marry (or anything else) with Pandora and his parents' marital saga - Townsend proves, once again, why she was one of Britain's foremost humour writers.
Henkilöhahmot olivat pinnallisia ja vastenmielisiä, tarina.. No, jos tuota nyt voi sellaiseksi kutsua, ei oikein vakuuttanut. Kaikesta huolimatta luin kirjan loppuun, köykäinen kun oli, halutessani epätoivon vimmalla ti ...more
Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books. Her writing tends to combine comedy with social commentary, though she has written purely dramatic works as well. She suffered from diabetes for many years, as a ...more