Shakespeare My Butt!: From Marsupial Elvis to No Place ... on the Trail of the Pointless Quest by John Donoghue
Shakespeare My Butt!: From Marsupial Elvis to No Place ... on the Trail of the Pointless Quest
Author: John Donoghue
Title: Shakespeare My Butt!: From Marsupial Elvis to No Place ... on the Trail of the Pointless Quest
ISBN10: 1904744737
ISBN13: 978-1904744733
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Troubador Publishing; 2nd edition (April 10, 2007)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1590 kb
Size epub: 1555 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✪
Votes: 388
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Everyone should have their own specific stupid project sometime in their life. This is the tale of one such project - an odyssey exploring some of the more bizarrely named places in Britain, created by a man who maybe took it to extremes - a serial 'pointless project' delinquent. More than just a laugh out loud travelogue, this book charts the highs and lows (mainly lows) of a lifetime of misguided obsession. This is the tale of a marsupial Elvis, an alternative Ten Commandments, stolen inventions, the quest for the perfect dog, biscuits brown, shootings, a monkey being hanged...and much, much more. Whether the hero is corrupting cowgirls in New Orleans, enraging Russians in the Arctic Circle, disobeying orders in Berlin or reinventing legends in Washington - it doesn't get much better than this. (Unless it's watching repeats of 'Sgt Bilko', with a cup of tea and a packet of chocolate hobnobs). Reviews of the book have compared the style and humour to Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby, Dave Gorman, Ellen De Generes, Billy Connolly and even Sue Townsend's 'Adrian Mole's Diary'. The end result is a book that has its own unique style - humorous, informative, entertaining. Every time you read it, you find something new. I challenge anyone to read this book and not laugh out loud.