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Ly values Mole is still worrying Is Viagra cheating Why won't BBC produce The White Van his serial kill It s always hilarious spending some time with neurotic failing sanctimonious Adrian Mole RIP Sue Townsend a comic genius

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Adrian Mole The Cappuccino Years

An accidental celebrity with a The Cappuccino MOBI #241 spreading bald patch despairing of current fami Townsend is a comic genius who presents am unsparing vision of England in all its fallen glory Chavs and Cocaine Socialists alike Adrian is the post modern anti hero our generation s Holden Caulfield if Holden Caulfield had been funnier human and even readable I got through Catcher in the Rye on my eleventh birthday in one sitting The Adrian Mole series is funnier original and a far better satire of societyMy laughing fits started in the introduction where Townsend has a theatrical summary of the novel s many characters I started having to read certain entries aloud because I felt it was criminal to keep them to myself I was reading this just before Christmas sharing a bed with my adult sister who was somewhere between annoyed at my interruptions and amused with Townsend s lapidary black humor Which is a good summary of our relationship vacillating between annoyance and amusement I hadn t read any Townsend for at least fifteen years I d been trying to get my thirteen year old sister to read Adrian Mole but seeing that good bookstores are harder to find than truffles these days I was SOL until I came to the Frugal Muse in Madison WI where I nearly spent all my Christmas money This bookstore rocked and had everything I wanted and if you know me you know that s just this side of impossible In this novel Adrian is a chef at a somehow poncy Traditional English No Menu restaurant run by a let s run with it Cocaine Tory who hates virtually everyone Townsend satirizes the offal craze that hit London in the late 90 s early 2000 s led by Fergus Henderson and his St John Lovely place by the way I mean who else s clout could get a former vegetarian to try the bone marrow Adrian briefly stars in a cooking show Offally Good but is eclipsed by a better looking Asian Indian co star because even if we haven t read Adrian for many years the one thing he lacks for certain is star power That s why we read his diaries And star power is where the love of Adrian s life Pandora Braithwaite MP comes inWhere Pandora s competency and success foil Adrian s lack thereof it is in this book where Adrian shows himself to be selfless than in other periods though that s not exactly saying too much Townsend shows the humanity of the Mole family through their commitment to each other in light of betrayals divorce death the dole and separation At 30 Adrian is a father as he finds out of not just one but two boys one bi racial and one from the council estates whom he meets in the course of the novel Adrian s exploits in fatherhood are most explored in this novel in the next both of his boys are overseas That s all the synopsis I ll do This book is THE funniest book I have ever read and it s got trenchant social commentary as well from Britain s best living satirist

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Er comedy Will the Millennium Wheel ever turn Will Pandora Braithwaite MP become Blair's favourite babe I expect that by tomorrow I will have embellished the story and given myself a heroic status I do not deserve but all the same on this night at this hour I am pleased to record that i acuitted myself well


10 thoughts on “Adrian Mole The Cappuccino Years

  1. says:

    Before I picked up this book I had no idea who Adrian Mole or Sue Townsend were It just so happened that the novel was sitting on the bookshelf in my office one day and I decided to give it a go 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

  2. says:

    My Adrian Mole collection is complete Towsend's usual hilarious style manages mostly to cover up the absurdity that Adrian Mole retains the naivité of a teenager in middle age Or else we smirk at ourselves in the

  3. says:

    Townsend is a comic genius who presents am unsparing vision of England in all its fallen glory Chavs and Cocaine Socialists alike Adrian is the post modern anti hero our generation's Holden Caulfield if Holden Caul

  4. says:

    Although this book is a little outdated it's still a story with characters who teenagers everywhere can relate to and who adults can read about and remember their own years of growing up and finding a place in the world

  5. says:

    It's always hilarious spending some time with neurotic failing sanctimonious Adrian Mole RIP Sue Townsend a comic genius

  6. says:

    OK so I didn't finish this I've read all the others in this series and Adrian never fails to make me laugh but he is such a friggin

  7. says:

    I expect that by tomorrow I will have embellished the story and given myself a heroic status I do not deserve but all the same on this night at this hour I am pleased to record that i acuitted myself well

  8. says:

    This is another brilliant Adrian Mole diary reflecting the times we live in Adrian is now 30 ¼ and is working as

  9. says:

    It's like reading The Great Millennial Burnout except Adrian is not technically a millennial He's still the pretentious failure we love to love

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed the Adrian Mole books when they first came out but I've forgotten which ones I've read and so am making my way back through t

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