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Re: dodger

Postby chris.ph » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:47 pm

i read it in hospital and really enjoyed it
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Re: dodger

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:11 pm

Penners for the bit you missed from the begining. :mrgreen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yks5w
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Re: dodger

Postby ArthurR » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 am

Like others, read the book and enjoyed it.Read all in one session, all night Sunday. Can't wait for next. :D
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Re: dodger

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:51 am

Welcome to the site, ArthurR! :D

I've been having fun looking up some of the real-life characters in the book, such as the Punch cartoonist - although Terry and Wikipedia seem to disagree about which eye he had a problem with.

And Angela Burdett-Coutts is a fascinating person.
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Re: dodger

Postby Penfold » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:29 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Penners for the bit you missed from the begining. :mrgreen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00yks5w

Thank you Dug. :D
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Re: dodger

Postby ArthurR » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:26 am

Thanks for the wellcome Tony, must admit I've looked up some of caracters aswell.....Onan especially
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Re: dodger

Postby Quatermass » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:51 am

I got the thing about Onan straight away (partly because I remembered a scene from The League of Gentlemen where Harvey Denton gives a lecture about 'onanism' to his nephew Benjamin). For anyone else unclear, well, here's the scene from The League of Gentlemen in the spoilers area, but be aware that the subject matter may be offensive.

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Even so, I'm not sure why Solomon gave such a name for the poor dog. Seems like a rather cruel name, actually. :?
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Re: dodger

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:15 pm

I didn't know that about Onan. I've just had an interesting read about him (the biblical character, not the Dodger one) on Wikipedia. :D
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Re: dodger

Postby high eight » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:27 pm

Quatermass wrote:I got the thing about Onan straight away (partly because I remembered a scene from The League of Gentlemen where Harvey Denton gives a lecture about 'onanism' to his nephew Benjamin). For anyone else unclear, well, here's the scene from The League of Gentlemen in the spoilers area, but be aware that the subject matter may be offensive.

Spoiler: show


Even so, I'm not sure why Solomon gave such a name for the poor dog. Seems like a rather cruel name, actually. :?


I'm not sure about dogs, but there is an old joke about a clergyman with a pet budgie (or canary, depending on who you hear it from) named Onan "because he spills his seed upon the ground". ;)
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Re: dodger

Postby Quatermass » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:43 am

:o :lol: :lol:

That's a good 'un! :lol:
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Re: dodger

Postby Turtles4Ever » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:57 am

I wasn't at all impressed I'm afraid, but I haven't been impressed with most of Terry's books since (and including) Unseen Academicals. His writing style now seems too 'mannered' and 'forced', and his plot and character development is poor (although I Shall Wear Midnight was fairly enjoyable, despite the poor writing style).

Thankfully I can still fall back on Terry's superb earlier books, so it's not the end of the world.

I'm pleased that others have enjoyed Dodger, it just wasn't for me.
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Re: dodger

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:53 am

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Re: dodger

Postby CJDobs » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Just a few chapters in so far and enjoying it.

Interested to know what our overseas readers make of it though? It's written very colloquially and whether that's a homage to Dickens or not, Dickens only used the 'Baker Street Irregulars' style when the characters spoke whereas Terry uses it widely in this book as the narrative. I understand it (being English!) but wondered how it translates overseas?

Genuine query....stone the crows, lawks a live Guvnor, 'ave an 'art for a poor old cove down on 'is luck etc etc :)
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Re: dodger

Postby pip » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:59 pm

Works for us Oirish but we're used to cockney accents on tv :D
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Re: dodger

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:14 pm

EastEnders is really set in Dublin! :lol:
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