- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 652 KB
- Print Length: 257 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: B P Perry (23 July 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008OGOIJG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #502,678 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Mablethorpe Connection Kindle Edition
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Snake Wolfblane is a hard-hitting 70s style cop. Perry writes with an interesting style that alternates between vividly poetic use of descriptive language and the most utterly mundane banality. I'm pretty sure this is done deliberately, for the sake of humorous juxtaposition. However, he does hail from off of the north, so it's hard to be 100% certain. Anyway, among other things, the highlights include "Gimon and Sarfunkel" (a Simon and Garfunkel tribute act) and countless references to the Krankies, Keith Harris and Orville and Jim Davidson ("Britain's second favourite racist comedian"). All in all, there are four tales on offer here, in which Stake Wolfenstein proves to be a memorable presence. Fans of Viz will find plenty to enjoy. I wouldn't go committing any crimes in Mablethorpe if I were you, because Whipsnade Zoo always gets his man!
Across, the five tales of Detective Inspector Snake Wolfbane, Perry reinvigorates the tired old cliches of standard crime fiction, infusing the stories with a wry twist that only needs a bottle of Scotch to make it complete.
My particular favourite was 'Hankie Krankie' which pulls together a tale of Scotch terrorism, pantomime and star of the seventies Keith Harris, into a story which will make you laugh and cry at the same time. A new star is born, and his name is written large.
"Voice of a generation" is a tag that is given out far too easily. He's definitely the voice of grizzled detectives from the Lincolnshire coastline.
Will that do?
This book is funny, filthy, frenetic, fantastical and Finnish. It will do for Mabelthorpe what Robert Rankin did for Brentford. Also, it's not Finnish.
I've just eaten a Cadbury's Fudge.
BP Perry is a monster.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent and entertaining book about the exploits of The Head of Mablethorpe's seaside CID.Published 4 months ago by alasdaircb
Great fun, very lardy and daft, very funny...i got some stranges looks on the tram as i kept busting out laughing every few minutes....its like chocolate for the eyes :-)Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it! Over the top and totally bonkers. Very very funny. The character, setting and orientation of the stories are comedy gold.Published 18 months ago by Sydneysider
A very strange but funny, in some parts very very funny, read that is worth the outlay. Is there a sequel in the offing??Published 21 months ago by cidermart
This is probably the best book I’ve ever read. Apart from the entire Flashman series, the Harry Potters and The Hungry Caterpillar. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Frogswapper
I've rated your so-called pamphlet, now please, please give me my hamster back. He's all I have left. You promised!Published on 13 Feb. 2014 by iain edwards
I'd give old B P Perry a five book deal if I was a publisher. Unfortunately I'm not, I'm just a middle aged man who sits lounging about in his pants reading funny books all... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2013 by Norbert
I bought this kindle book not because of the genre but because the author highlighted it in a "thread" and i was so amused by his audacity and his hugely amusing website and... Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2012 by freesia
It's not often that I "laugh out loud" (as I believe the kids say) whilst reading a book, but the adventures of cop, Snake Wolfbane, changed all that. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2012 by Jamie Lovell