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The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin: (Reginald Perrin)

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin: (Reginald Perrin) [Kindle Edition]

David Nobbs
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Reginald Iolanthe Perrin is sick to death with selling exotic ices at Sunshine Desserts. He's fed up with his boss C.J. who delights in making his life hell. And he's had enough of his eager young assistants who think everything is 'super'.

So begins Reggie's battle against consumerism. Driven to desperation by the rat race and the unpunctuality of Britain's trains, Reggie's small eccentricities escalate to the extreme.

Until, finally, he leaves behind the unacceptable face of capitalism altogether. Driven off in a motorised jelly, and creating the world's biggest loganberry slick on his way, he dumps his clothes on a Dorset beach and sets off for new adventures...

About the Author

David Nobbs was born in Kent. After university, he entered the army, then tried his hand at journalism and advertising before becoming a writer. A distinguished novelist and comedy writer, he lives near Harrogate with his wife Susan.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 410 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New edition edition (8 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Is that what Reggie Perrin's cliche-speaking boss CJ would have said? Well, proably something along those lines. Here it is. David Nobbs' original Perrin book in large print which probably makes it handy for several of Reggie's 'other identities'. But, also of course, its good for the rest of us who wish to experince the bigger, better world of Reginald Perrin.
"When Reginald Iolathe Perrin set out for work, he had no intention of calling his mother-in-law a hippottamus". Well, he did a few days later. He also haplessly tried to seduce his secertary, invited his co-workers and friends round for dinner but didn't cook them anything and drunk himself silly at an important speech. It's official, Sushine Dessert's senoir executive is having a one-of-a-kind nervous with spectacularly hillarious results.
David Nobbs' brilliant book of course also wound up as the superb TV series of the same name, skifully adapted by the author himself. Both book and show, are two towering comedy classics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 18 Mar 2014
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Lovely book that I couldn't put down until I'd finished! I was born in '77 and missed the whole Reggie Perrin thing on telly. My husband used to go on about the mother-in-law hippo thing....I didn't have a clue what he was on about so I looked at it on YouTube. After 2 mins I was sold and came on here to look for it on DVD. When I saw there was a book selling for pennies I decided to buy it and I'm glad I did. It's such a nice story and I loved it. I've since read it twice more and it still makes me smile. Thank you to the seller for such prompt delivery at a great price too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two readings... 40 years apart! 20 Nov 2013
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I remembered reading this book during a train journey when still in my teens. I recalled it as the funniest book I had ever read with a laugh out loud on every page. I now re-read it in my mid- fifties... older than Reggie Perrin when he had his mid-life meltdown. How this book has aged, the characters and situations described feel as alien now as D H Lawrence did to me when I read him 40 years ago.

This is now a period piece, probably only of interest to those oldies who remember the TV series and those old enough to have left their mid- life crisiswell behind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reggie. Still relevant today 27 Oct 2013
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Most people know the TV series but the book is much more delicious than its sunshine deserts. Has you laughing out loud.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Long may you rise Mr Perrin 16 April 2009
Having seen snippets of this series on TV, I was keen to read the book before getting the DVD to compare. This was billed in Esquire magazine as one of thier top 50 funniest books.David Nobbs is clearly a gifted writer but I'm not sure how to compare him to others that feature in that list. The book READS as a little dated but perhaps thats because you know it is set in the 1970's. Is he as funny as Bill Bryson ? No BUT Mr Bryson has had some dud's. The Lost Continent being my favourite read of all. Reggie is any easy read and it is engaging and entertaining so I won't nitpick - and what a twist at the end !
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