With One Lousy Free Packet Of Seed

With One Lousy Free Packet Of Seed A New York Times Bestselling AuthorLynne Truss debuted in America with her New York Times bestseller Eats Shoots and Leaves But in the UK she has been known for years as a columnist and critically

  • Title: With One Lousy Free Packet Of Seed
  • Author: Lynne Truss
  • ISBN: 9780140179385
  • Page: 166
  • Format: None
  • A New York Times Bestselling AuthorLynne Truss debuted in America with her 1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots and Leaves But in the UK she has been known for years as a columnist and critically acclaimed author of several comic novels now available stateside This raucous comedy of errors follows the exploits of Osborne Lonsdale, who writes a weekly column called A New York Times Bestselling AuthorLynne Truss debuted in America with her 1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots and Leaves But in the UK she has been known for years as a columnist and critically acclaimed author of several comic novels now available stateside This raucous comedy of errors follows the exploits of Osborne Lonsdale, who writes a weekly column called Me and My Shed for a floundering gardening magazine.

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    1. Highly amusing, especially since I am a freelance magazine writer and editor. Terrific characters.I listened to an audio book; the British narrator was great (except that his American characters sounded more like Australians).Couldn't stop listening--I dragged the book with me from car to kitchen and back again. Usually I listen to one book in the car and a different one in the house.

    2. This really is a bit lame. The construct and characterisation is very reminiscent of Tom Sharpe but not nearly as clever. The farce reaches Brian Rix proportions whilst Truss' personal predilection for grammatically correct English is ever present and one cannot but help identify Michelle as her alter ego.ough clearly I cannot comment on her association with the pitch fork thing! This would probably serve as a piece of lightweight escapism on holiday but you'd probably crack it on the flight. Ha [...]

    3. This book is light, quirky, and hilarious, with the characters bordering on the ridiculous. I enjoyed it because it was an excellent break from reading serious, thought-provoking books, a bit like cleansing one's palate.

    4. An enjoyable and amusing read with some genuinely funny parts. Quite farcical with lots of misunderstandings and confusion. Whilst not in the same league as P.G Wodehouse (but then, who is?) I would recommend this as a fun, light read.

    5. An amusing tale featuring a range of quirky & eccentric characters, (take Lillian for example, a secretary who can't touch envelopes!) which sets the stage for a whole series of misunderstandings& disasters.To me, the story had a farcical feel to it.just the sort of thing our local Amateur Dramatics might put on - good fun & certainly not to be taken seriously!

    6. This is a delightful book. I think it would have been funny even if I had been reading it in black and white, but Robert Bathurst has done such a good job voicing the characters that I could not stop laughing. In fact, Bathurst's reading is probably the best audio book performance I have ever heard.

    7. Lynne Truss loves words and loves crafting them into gorgeous sentences that conjure up characters and plot .That's my first impression of the book. A fun and light read, where the real pleasure is the actual prose( I hope that makes sense) .

    8. I searched the Library catalog for books narrated by Robert Bathurst & discovered this one. It was light, quirky & funny at times.

    9. Lynne Truss was born in England on 31 May 1955. She is a writer, journalist, and broadcaster. She started out as a literary editor but got sidetracked. Truss is the author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas. She spent six years as the television critic of The Times in London, followed by four years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper.Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash which was a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times a [...]

    10. This short comic novel by the author of “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” is a hoot! It’s an old-fashioned farce, mostly in the classic tradition, set in relatively modern-day England. I loved the literary “smirk” that I sensed in this piece, for example, at the end, when Truss uses an outside character to resolve a recurring plot point, but acknowledges the cheat openly by having one of the main characters ask that outside character, “Sir, have you ever heard the theatrical expression deu [...]

    11. Lynne Truss writes extremely well, but this book was very disappointing. It was supposed to be terribly funny, but came across as trying much too hard, and therefore was rather silly, and not particularly amusing. An obscure gardening magazine is facing closure and the journalists and editors all end up in the same place in the country. There is a murder, although why is never really clear, and various people have sex, but it's all terribly contrived and rather dull. Don't bother.

    12. This book is even more wittier than the Eats, shoots and leaves. The characters are great, the humor excellent upper lip stuff, and the language just so elegant that it leaves me wanting to start rereading it all over again- its style is so much better than Eats, shoots and leaves, that she is someone whose style of writing I surely wish to absorb in like a sponge.

    13. Funny in parts but certainly not a great comic novel. Relies far too heavily on coincidences. I don't mind suspending disbelief, but not to that extent. Almost all the characters present extreme versions of human characteristics so when this is added to the coincidences it comes across as being over-reliant on device rather than plot or dialogue.

    14. A farce revolving around the staff of a closing gardening magazine. The three stars are awarded for the characterisation of the ex-girlfriend who psychoanalysis - badly - everyone she comes across. Reminded me a bit of the silly situations found in Tom Sharpe novels, which I enjoyed as a teenager but would probably find tedious now if I re-read.

    15. i'm not sure if i did not get the humor because the book has a significant amount of hype around it but i just did not find it funny enough. there are bits of wit and humor but it did not go all the way through. click this link for my complete review: prinsesamusang.wordpress/2

    16. I read this one for the fall challenge- I had to find a book with the word 'Packet' in the title. My local library had this one and I am so glad I didn't buy it. I didn't enjoy it at all. It just seemed to ramble on. The story was about a gardening magazine.

    17. If you have the chance, listen to this one on tape. The reader is outstanding. The book is hilarious. It's about mistaken identity (sort of), murder mystery (sort of), romance (sort of). No need to read it in depth for plot mysteries. It's just a good, funny, entertaining book.

    18. Task 8. Read a book with 7 or more words in the title. Subtitles don't count (ie. nothing after the colon)

    19. That we can all identify with somebody in this book. there's somebody else out there that thinks like me!

    20. From the author of 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves'. This was a quirky novel (her first). The characters were odd, though I do work in magazine publishing so I had that insider knowledge.

    21. Lighthearted English humour + eccentric characters +impossible plot +good pace = enjoyable holiday reading.

    22. I read 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' a couple of years ago and was very interested to come across one of Truss's novels. I wasn't disappointed, this had everything I love about British humour.

    23. Just skimmed it, guess I'm not in the mood for British humor. I much prefer her writing about punctuation than this comic novel. I'm not sure what that says about me, but I can live with it.

    24. Este libro no es para mí. Truss escribe muy bien, pero está intentando hacer humor sobre personajes que son mala gente o fracasados, y no le sale.

    25. Really did enjoy this. I thought that the characters were hilarious and well drawn out, especially the younger IT whizz kid. I would recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

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