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Book Reviews

"The trouble started on page 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 Nobbs, for 'The Death of Reginald Perrin'...reading it on a train became embarrassing when the good, glum folk around me began to nudge each other and raise their eyebrows."
                                                                                                            - Wendy Monk, Birmingham Post.

"If the true test of a humorous novel is to make us titter in public, then 'The Death of Reginald Perrin' passes with flying colours, since my snorts and chuckles having drawn attention upon me in trains and cafeterias for two whole days together... satirical comedy of no ordinary order."
                                                                                                            - Derek Stanford, The Scotsman.

"There is a wild snort of laughter on every page."
                                                                                                            - Nina Bawden, Daily Telegraph.

"Reg Perrin is one of the funniest characters ever to emerge from the world of the suburban commuter."
                                                                                                            - Peter Grosvenor, Daily Express.

"This is delicious entertainment, as comic and as sharp as they come, and not a hundred miles away from the world of early Evelyn Waugh."
                                                                                                            - Robert Nye, The Guardian.

"Nobbs' humour proves as robustly vulgar, as shrewd, and occasionally subversive as it was a quarter of a century ago."
                                                                                                             - Sunday Times.

"Reggie Perrin is a sweaty, charming, paunchy, sad, hilarious man. He inhabits an intriguing, mundane world. A world in which everyone jogs along quite nicely, and then, suddenly out of the blue, nothing happens. But in a most exciting way. A world where 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 is completely successful. I laughed two hundred and eighty-seven times and cried twice. What a beautiful book."
                                                                                                             - Ronnie Barker.

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