Reggie Online: The Official Reginald Perrin web site
"The trouble started on
22, when I got some pretty nasty looks from fellow passengers in a Tube
train marooned between Mornington Crescent and Camden Town; later that
night my wife complained that my giggles were keeping her awake. It got
worse. There's surely no need to say more?"
- Jeremy Brooks, Sunday Times.
"Thank you, David
for 'The Death of Reginald Perrin'...reading it on a train became
when the good, glum folk around me began to nudge each other and raise
- Wendy Monk, Birmingham Post.
"If the true test of a
novel is to make us titter in public, then 'The Death of Reginald
passes with flying colours, since my snorts and chuckles having drawn
upon me in trains and cafeterias for two whole days together...
comedy of no ordinary order."
- Derek Stanford, The Scotsman.
"There is a wild snort
laughter on every page."
- Nina Bawden, Daily Telegraph.
"Reg Perrin is one of
funniest characters ever to emerge from the world of the suburban
- Peter Grosvenor, Daily Express.
"This is delicious
as comic and as sharp as they come, and not a hundred miles away from
world of early Evelyn Waugh."
- Robert Nye, The Guardian.
"Nobbs' humour proves
robustly vulgar, as shrewd, and occasionally subversive as it was a
of a century ago."
- Sunday Times.
"Reggie Perrin is a
charming, paunchy, sad, hilarious man. He inhabits an intriguing,
world. A world in which everyone jogs along quite nicely, and then,
out of the blue, nothing happens. But in a most exciting way. A world
the ordinary suddenly occurs when you least expect it. Our world. But,
unlike most of us, Reggie sets out to change it. His failure to do so
completely successful. I laughed two hundred and eighty-seven times and
cried twice. What a beautiful book."
- Ronnie Barker.
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