The Death of Reginald Perrin

The Death of Reginald PerrinPart 2 in my ongoing series Stuff I Loved as a Kid That Is Still Ace And Reggie Perrin is perhaps even MORE ace, now that I know what it is to be a glassy eyed commuter and cog in the capitalist system It helps, of course, that in my mind s eye all the scenes are re enacted by the incomparable Leonard Rossiter Rest in peace, Lenny Rest in peace. I didn t get where I am today by not saying that this book is hilariously funny, but also very poignant in ways which perhaps don t quite come across in the excellent TV series The incestuous affair enjoyed by Reggie s daughter was quite a surprise. Publicado en he guardado afinidad lectora con la editorial Impedimenta, especialmente por un cat logo escogido con buen gusto y del que no hay muchas editoriales que se encarguen un segmento de obras que han escogido son las inglesas, en particular de principios del siglo XX, recuperando de esta manera para los lectores espa oles a E F Benson, Edmund Crispin o Stella Gibbons, por poner algunos ejemplos estupendos y muy representativos Ahora han vuelto a la carga con otra historia propiamente inglesa de la mano de David Nobbs y su archiconocido Ca da y auge de Reginald Perrin , novela que, en el Reino Unido, origin la creaci n de una exitosa comedia televisiva en la BBC.El arrebatador comienzo invita a la risa desde casi la primera frase Cuando Reginald Iolanthe Perrin se dispuso a salir para el trabajo aquella ma ana de jueves, no entraba en sus planes llamar hipop tamo a su suegra Nada m s lejos de su pensamiento En esas primeras p ginas se descubren los traumas infantiles de tan curioso personaje, relacionados con su gran cantidad de pelo corporal Ten a el cuerpo recubierto de vello, tanto que en el colegio le apodaban Felpudo Coco o con su torpeza natural Siempre hab a sido bastante torpe en el colegio cuando no era Felpudo Coco, era Pato Patoso.Los gags se suceden cada dos por tres y en cada p gina tenemos un motivo m s para pasarlo bien, con momentos memorables que arrancan las carcajadas como aquellos con el insigne doctor o en la cena sin comida que organiza el propio Perrin Todo este comienzo est desencadenando la ca da a los infiernos del personaje, que busca como sea un cambio de vida, de trabajo, de todo lo que le aflige, se vuelve tan incr dulo que no puede seguir adelante Tienes derecho a preguntarme en qu creo, yo que me declaro tan antitodo Pues se lo dir creo en el nihilismo en la medida en que creo en la ausencia de ismos S que no s y creo en no creer.El final del camino, que desembocar en el cambio, llegar s lo cuando Reginald Iolanthe Perrin desaparezca, no en vano, las siglas RIP eran una prolepsis de lo que iba a ocurrir con el personaje, aprovecha el autor para mostrarnos su momento m s l rico justo en el momento m s doloroso para l Hab a una larga franja de guijarros y, por detr s de la bah a, la tierra se elevaba en una pendiente de hierba salpicaba de arbustos vencidos por el viento El pueblo estaba al final de ninguna parte Era un lugar ideal para poner fin a una vida Como adelantaba el t tulo del libro, estamos hablando de una tragicomedia, Nobbs utiliza estos momentos para que Perrin cambie de personalidad, buscando algo con lo que de verdad identificarse, algo con lo que iniciar su nueva vida, las dudas le acucian Me tienta pensar en m mismo como una figura espectral, igual que ellos, pero la verdad es otra bien distinta Para m el problema de la identidad no es no saber qui n soy sino saber demasiado qui n soy soy Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, Felpudo Coco Perrin Soy absurdo luego existo Existo, luego soy absurdo Seg n va encontrando su identidad los momentos c micos empiezan a originarse nuevamente, ahora las iron as se suceden llegando a asistir a su propio funeral, tronchante el momento en el que el predicador indica en el serm n En cierto sentido Reggie Perrin no ha muerto l est aqu hoy entre nosotros, de una forma real y significativa, en esta precisa iglesia, a esta precisa hora La iron a final, deliciosa, es genial ya que su muerte desencadena el cambio del resto de sus familiares, amigos, jefe, todos cambios a mejor, su aparente muerte es anecd tica pero necesaria para el devenir del resto sin embargo, l se vuelve a casar con la misma persona, y todo vuelve, casi, a ser como era, pero diferente, incluso trabajando para su mismo jefe pero en una fundaci n a su nombre Qu paradoja, qu cambio de actitud para darse cuenta de lo importante que es vivir. Deceptively simple If there s a better depiction of a mid life crisis nervous breakdown, I m unaware of it Funny and poignant, superb cast of characters, and almost documentary in its detailing of middle class middle England in the mid 70 s I didn t get where I am today by not giving this 5 Stars Reginald Perrin is going through something of a mid life crisis Sick of the minutiae of his job at Sunshine Desserts, he is driven to desperate measures, and decides to steal a giant lorry shaped like a jelly, fake his own death, and start a new life This book the first in a series of three tells of Reggie s adventures as he tries to find a meaning to this life.The very first line When Reginald Iolanthe Perrin set out for work on the Thursday morning, he had no intention of calling his mother in law a hippopotamus gave me a clue that this book was going to be funny, and somewhat surreal What I didn t expect was that it would actually be tinged with melancholy too It s easy to sympathise with Reggie s frustration at his colleagues and his job, although the measures he took to find something to live for were admittedly drastic and ridiculous.Nobbs balances the melancholy out with lots of laughter though During the first part of the book, I was amused on several occasions, but not enough to make me really laugh However, then came the scene describing the funniest dinner party I have ever read about, which actually gave me a stomach ache from laughing so hard.The book takes a bizarre turn towards the end, and and while it was supposed to be satirical, it didn t strike quite the right note with me, because it was just TOO unbelievable However, I did enjoy it overall, and certainly intend to read the next two books in the series. Na pewno spodoba si fanom Monty Python a L incipit Quando Reginald Iolanthe Perrin si incammin per andare al lavoro gioved mattina, non aveva alcuna intenzione di chiamare sua suocera ippopotamo Nulla avrebbe potuto essere pi lontano dai suoi pensieri.Nella prefazione, Jonathan Coe afferma chequesto romanzo, pi di qualsiasi altro, quello che mi ha trasformato nello scrittore che sono diventato oggi , e dall incipit si capisce subito che non si tratta di un dramma E invece un libro lieve sia nello stile che nei contenuti, che si legge con facilit e con piacere, impregnato di humor tipicamente britannico e carico di ironia Con la sua trama vagamente surreale strappa un sorriso ad ogni pagina Libro lieve ma che lascia qualcosa e ci insegna, per dirlo in tre parole, ad accontentarci di ci abbiamo. It is sadder and poignant than I remember from years ago I can only see Leonard Rossiter who starred in the TV series as Reggie, AKA Coconut Matting his school nickname The funny bits are very funny and I laughed out loud many times, but Reggie s introspection, his fake suicide and ultimate return to his loving and loved wife are beautifully told It was well worth re reading Onwards to Vol 2. Reginald Perrin Is Fed Up With His Boss And Sick Of Selling Ices Driven To Desperation, Reggie Begins His Battle Against Consumerism, Driving Off In A Motorized Jelly, And Creating The World S Biggest Loganberry Stick On The Way He Dumps His Clothes On A Dorset Beach, And Starts A New Life A somewhat surreal and bizarre book, revolving around the serious issue of a man having a rather caricatured mid life crisis I loved the first sentence, though it went a little downhill thereafter Perhaps worth reading once the occasional humorous moment but not the laugh aloud hilarity I was promised on the blurb.

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  • Paperback
  • The Death of Reginald Perrin
  • David Nobbs
  • English
  • 24 April 2018
  • 9780140042023

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