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Spike Milligan (1918–2002)

Autor/a de Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall

165+ obres 9,879 Membres 106 Ressenyes 28 preferits

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Obres de Spike Milligan

Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1971) 1,110 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
Puckoon (1963) 800 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Rommel? Gunner Who? A Confrontation in the Desert (1974) 713 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Monty: His Part in My Victory (1976) — Autor — 593 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Mussolini: His Part In My Downfall (1978) 530 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Essential Spike Milligan (2002) 477 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Where Have All the Bullets Gone? (1985) 377 exemplars
The Goon Show Scripts (1972) — Autor — 300 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Goodbye Soldier (1986) 271 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Silly Verse for Kids (Puffin Books) (1959) 253 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Small Dreams of a Scorpion (1972) 205 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Peace Work (1991) 191 exemplars, 1 ressenya
More Goon Show Scripts (1973) 174 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Book of Milliganimals (1968) 154 exemplars
The Little Pot Boiler (1963) 149 exemplars
Dustbin of Milligan (1961) 144 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Book Of Bits Or A Bit Of A Book (1965) 128 exemplars
The Looney: An Irish Fantasy (1987) 125 exemplars
Badjelly the Witch (1973) — Autor — 121 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Bedside Milligan (1969) 121 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Compulsive Spike Milligan (2004) 111 exemplars
William McGonagall: The Truth at Last (1976) 105 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Bedsitting Room (1970) 85 exemplars
Depression and How to Survive It (1993) 85 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Book of the Goons (1974) 84 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Gunner Milligan (1995) 82 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Spike Milligan Letters (1977) 69 exemplars
The Q Annual (1979) 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Open Heart University (1979) 61 exemplars
Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan (1998) 59 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Hidden Words: Collected Poems (1993) 54 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Transports of Delight (1974) 53 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems (2001) — Pròleg — 50 exemplars
The Lost Goon Shows (1987) 47 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Goblins (1800) 47 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Mad Medley of Milligan (1999) 43 exemplars
Black Beauty According to Spike Milligan (1996) 42 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Spike Milligan: Man of Letters (2013) 40 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Milligan's Ark (1838) 36 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Murphy (2000) 34 exemplars
Milligan Book of Records (1975) 33 exemplars
The Great McGonagall Scrapbook (1975) 33 exemplars
The Family Album: An Illustrated Autobiography (1999) 28 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Milligan's Meaning of Life (2011) 27 exemplars
Spike Milligan: A Celebration (1995) 27 exemplars
The Magical World of Milligan (2009) 22 exemplars
Dip the Puppy (1974) 18 exemplars
The Goon cartoons (1982) 17 exemplars
More Goon Cartoons (1983) 13 exemplars
More Spike Milligan Letters (1984) 13 exemplars
Get in the Q Annual (1980) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
That's Amazing (1988) 9 exemplars
William McGonagall - Freefall (1993) 8 exemplars
The Mirror Running (1987) 7 exemplars
Mala pinta (2018) 7 exemplars
The Goon Show, Volume 11: He's Fallen in Water! (1995) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Condensed animals (1991) 5 exemplars
Spike (2003) 5 exemplars
The Goon Show, Volume 21: The Missing Battleship (2003) — Writer; Reader — 5 exemplars
Goon Again (2001) 5 exemplars
There's a lot of it about! (1983) 4 exemplars
The Bald Twit Lion (1968) 4 exemplars
The Melting Pot (1983) 3 exemplars
The Goon Omnibus (1978) 2 exemplars
Children of Aberfan 1 exemplars
The Goon Show, Volume 22: The Booted Gorilla (2004) — Performer — 1 exemplars
The Goon Shows: v. 3 (EMI Comedy Classics) (1996) — Performer — 1 exemplars
Box of Books (1984) 1 exemplars
BadJelly The Witch 1 exemplars
The Goon Show 1 exemplars
The Milligan Papers 1 exemplars
The war memoirs 1 exemplars
Goon Show Classics 2 (1996) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (1979) — actor — 644 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Never Take a Pig to Lunch and Other Poems About the Fun of Eating (1994) — Col·laborador — 302 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Col·laborador — 301 exemplars
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (1981) — Actor — 227 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Muppet Show: Season 3 (1978) 144 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (1998) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Autor, algunes edicions26 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
The Hound of the Baskervilles [1978 film] (2004) — Actor — 19 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie [1972 film] (2007) — Actor — 8 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Best of Spike Milligan (2003) — Actor — 5 exemplars
The Last Remake of Beau Geste [1977 film] (2014) — Actor — 4 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Nothing Solemn: An anthology of comic verse (1973) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Penny Points to Paradise [1951 film] — Actor — 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya

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Favourites: On the Ning Nang Nong; The Land of the Bumbly Boo; and best of all, The Bongaloo.
 
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PollyMoore3 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 23, 2024 |
This book is marketed as an uproariously hilarious spoof of Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. It isn’t.

None of the wit is witty. None of the humor is humorous. All of the 'yucks' fall with a dull thud. Even the illustrations fail to amuse and entertain.

This book is just woefully unfunny.

It’s full of vulgar language, and endlessly repetitive ‘gags’:

“My fee is ten guineas an hour with a down payment of one hundred guineas.”
“Holmes was still wearing one black boot and one brown boot.”
“Quack! Quack! Stop that duck”.
“I was headed toward High Tor where I tort I taw a puddy tat.”

And those four ‘jokes’ comprise a good third of the entire book. In case you missed any one of those tired old chestnuts, don’t worry…Milligan will be recycling them yet again in another page or two. Talk about a needle getting stuck in the groove!

Even the less tired wisecracks fail to provide any laughs:

‘ “What do you make of it?”
“I would make a rice pudding of it.” ’

Pause for laughter...& Cue the crickets.

‘ “You have arms, I suppose?"
“Yes, and legs.” ’

Boy, those crickets sure are getting louder.

‘ “Halloa,” cried Dr. Mortimer, “What is this?”
“This is England,” I said. “I thought you knew.” ’

The crickets are just an incessant noise machine at this point.

If this is representative of Spike Milligan’s work, how in the world did he manage to have a career as a comedian?

Save yourself the aggravation, and just read the original Hound of the Baskervilles instead.
… (més)
½
 
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missterrienation | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 19, 2024 |
Limited, if classic, compilation of Goon Show scripts, enlivened by a plethora of drawings and some priceless character descriptions.
½
 
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EricCostello | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 7, 2023 |

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Obres
165
També de
17
Membres
9,879
Popularitat
#2,410
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
106
ISBN
364
Llengües
5
Preferit
28

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