The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

  • Title: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
  • Author: David Nobbs
  • ISBN: 9780749321680
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin Originally titled The Death of Reginald Perrin this is the book that found national fame when David converted it into a TV series starring Leonard Rossiter It tells the tale of Reginald Iolanthe Per
    Originally titled The Death of Reginald Perrin , this is the book that found national fame when David converted it into a TV series starring Leonard Rossiter It tells the tale of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, a senior sales executive at Sunshine Desserts, who behaves and strangely, until eventually he leaves all his clothes on a beach, goes off to lead a new life,Originally titled The Death of Reginald Perrin , this is the book that found national fame when David converted it into a TV series starring Leonard Rossiter It tells the tale of Reginald Iolanthe Perrin, a senior sales executive at Sunshine Desserts, who behaves and strangely, until eventually he leaves all his clothes on a beach, goes off to lead a new life, but is drawn back to his old life and ends up marrying his wife in disguise.

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    1. Part 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.

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    2. THE FALL AND RISE OF REGINALD PERRIN. (1975). David Nobbs. ****.I was really happy to find a copy of this book, along with its two sequels, at a used book sale. They were in Penguin editions that were not apparently for sale in the U.S. I’m sure that that is not the case now since the series was adapted into a BBC mini-series in the late 1970s and broadcast around the world. I saw the initial run, and, in addition watched the replays as they came on. This still ranks up there as one of the fun [...]

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    3. Publicado en lecturaylocura/caida-y-auge/Siempre he guardado afinidad lectora con la editorial Impedimenta, especialmente por un catálogo 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 españoles a E. F. Benson, Edmund Crispin o Stella Gibbons, por poner algunos ejemplos estupendos y muy representativos. Ahora han vuelto a [...]

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    4. Absolutamente recomendable, para todo el mundo, busquen lo que busquen en una novela. Un hombre que no tiene problemas, que vive más o menos placenteramente al lado de la mujer que aun sigue queriendo, y un buen día descubre que ni le gusta su vida ni se gusta a sí mismo ni sabe muy bien qué es lo que le gusta. La solución: acabar consigo mismo pero sin acabar. Nada extraordinario en el fondo; pero aquí entra la forma, la ironía, el sarcasmo, la mala leche, la inteligencia para la narraci [...]

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    5. 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!

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    6. Deseando leer el segundo. La parte central es un poco pesada, pero el principio y el disparatado y brillante final valen mucho la pena.

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    7. 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 ca [...]

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    8. It is sadder and more 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.

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    9. A somewhat surreal and bizarre book, revolving around the more 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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    10. It was funny, sad, still fairly fresh despite it being nearly 40 years old now. It had a sort of 'modern life is rubbish' theme beneath the main midlife crisis story. I wanted more of that, more digs at the way the world is. These were the bits that made me laugh and there were less and less of them as is went along.

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    11. I revisit this every few years and it touches me more each time. The TV series is wonderful but the book has a magical melancholy all of its own.The sequels are enormous fun but this first stands above them. Cannot recommend it enough. Quite superb.

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    12. 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.

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    13. Recordaba haber visto la serie cuando era un niño y tenía curiosidad. Humor inglés con algún buen momento, sin más.

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    14. Buena novela de humor negro británico, aunque en ocasiones el carácter pusilánime del protagonista se hace un poco previsible.

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    15. “Cuando Reginald Iolanthe Perrin se dispuso salir para el trabajo aquella mañana de jueves, no entraba en sus planes llamar hipopótamo a su suegra. Nada más lejos de su pensamiento”Así empieza este libro, humor Inglés en estado puro.Sólo apto para los que gusten de ese tipo de sentido del humor tan British, lleno de cinismo, de situaciones absurdas y a la vez dramáticas.Un hombre de mediana edad del que nadie entendería que se quejara: Una bonita casa en las afueras, una mujer encant [...]

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    16. I heard about David Nobbs a few days ago when I read his obituary in The Guardian .The obituary mentioned the 4 book he wrote about Reginald Perrin and how each book got a BBC television treatment and how witty and satirical they are. I found the original 3 books and purchased them. I just finished reading the 1st one and I found it very pleasant and funny in a sort of dry British humor. Reginald Perrin. Mid life crisis. married to Elizabeth. Father of Linda and Mark. Executive sales manager at [...]

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    17. Estoy 3 o 4 estrellas con este libro. Mis expectativas eran que fuera más parecido a Wilt o El anciano que saltó por la ventana y se largó, y aunque indudablemente tiene escenas y pasajes en ese estilo, me parece algo más profundo que esos libros, usando el humor para presentar la "crisis de la mediana edad" o como el protagonista ve la rutina de su vida y se le hace insoportable, tomando decisiones totalmente alocadas intentando romperla y hacerse una vida nueva.Me ha resultado curiosa tamb [...]

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    18. cover: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 rate 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 a [...]

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    19. If all you remember of Reginald Perrin is from his portrayal by Leonard Rossiter on TV in the seventies, then you need to read this book, because the way Reggie is described, is rather different. But then again, it probably wouldn't help. Lennie made Reggie his own creation and, try as I might, the two are one and the same in my mind.It seems that they made a US version in the eighties and another UK version in this century, so I might seek them out to see if anything changed.Any way 'round, thi [...]

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    20. I loved Reginald Perrin so much when I was young. I can't imagine what childhood would have been like without this and other great comedies that we used to watch. Millions of people used to tune in weekly to watch these - it's hard to imagine such an audience these days. Apart from The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Leonard Rossiter was the star of another absolute classic that I adored - Rising Damp.What a great loss it was when he died aged only 57 It's sad how frequently some of our best l [...]

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    21. Having loved the BBC television series repeats back when I was a teenager I was amused to receive the box set of DVDs for my 40th Birthday (although I’ve not quite had my midlife crises yet). I really enjoyed it so much that it made me think about the books. Finally finding the time to read, even though it’s a story I was very much looking forward to, I was pleasantly surprised at how close the TV series was/is to the book. Of course you can’t fail to picture Leonard Rossiter and the other [...]

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    22. Another book I 'borrowed' from my pop. He used to be rolling around when it was shown on TV but I didn't get why. Now, although it is a bit dated in some senses, it makes it feel quaint. However, the themes of the rat race, feeling constrained by social conventions, the monotony of daily life and the need to break away, take a risk and follow your heart, are universal and timeless. It is also extremely funny, with many wry and poignant observations. Touching and inspiring, with subversive and an [...]

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    23. Not as good as I'd hoped. A bit aged. It's a bit like watching some of the Monty Python sketches having been brought up on the 80's Alternative Comedy scene. They're no longer as cutting edge as they had been, because you've seen contemporary stuff that's been informed by that. Of course, that's not to say that some of The Monty Python stuff isn't timeless. Such as the sketch on Novel Writing as a Spectator Sport But I digress. Nobbs' tale of Perrin's madness, with incestuous uncles and complian [...]

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    24. Divertidísimo libro plagado de personajes tronchantes (empezando por el protagonista) que te hacen soltar la carcajada, y no exento de una profunda reflexión crítica sobre el progreso y la sociedad contemporánea.Además está resuelto de forma muy brillante, con un final muy teatral.Recomendado a todos aquellos que hayan disfrutado con el nuevo libro de humor de Benedicto XVI :ppp

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    25. Si eres entusiasta del humor clásico inglés, te gustan las novelas con diálogos ágiles y brillantes y buscas mantener la sonrisa a lo largo de una lectura, no lo dudes, Caída y auge de Reginald Perrin es un libro que deberías tener en cuenta.¡Puedes leer en mi blog mi opinión completa sobre este libro! elladofriodemialmohada

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    26. Gosh, am I this far behind in my updates? Well this was good enough to make me go out and buy the box set. I had read Pratt of the Argos a long time ago and had forgotten how much I liked David Nobbs. Clever throughout a superb study of a nervous breakdown, and very funny.

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    27. Still one of the funniest books ever written with much that didn't make the television adaptations. A sensitive but subjective look at mental health by an author who will be forever missed. Now onto book two

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    28. Great book, not much has changed in the office world since the 70s, it would seem. Difficult to read and not see Leonard Rossiter in your head, but that's not a bad thing. Went off the boil a bit after he fakes his own death, and even in a silly book, it got a bit silly.

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    29. Oh, how I loved this book when I was a teenager. I'd watched the series on PBS, so when I traveled to the UK when was 14, I saw this at W.H. Smith and snapped it up. It was as funny as the series, but way raunchier. I think it's in my parents' attic somewhere.

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    30. Wacky British comedy in the vein of Fawlty Towers. True love and the inevitable return to routine wins over male menopause. The British middle class can't possibly be this absurd.

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