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The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax (English Edition) Format Kindle

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Langue : Anglais

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Présentation de l'éditeur

"You can't help being tickled" - The Guardian

"Not many books make me laugh out loud, but The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax is one of them... A comic gem" - Stylist magazine

"Shevlin was rightly picked up by the literary agency that represents the likes of David Nicholls" - Metro newspaper

Amazon UK bestseller: #1 Political Humour, Top 10 Humorous Fiction, Top 20 Humour

When Jonathon Fairfax accidentally helps a murderer bump off Sarah Morecambe, the secretary of a senior politician, he sets off a chain of events that astonishes him. Jonathon is wrong-footed by even the most everyday things, so he's particularly startled to find himself caught up in a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of government.

Teaming up with a suave private investigator, a glamorous grannie and the probable love of his life, Jonathon must confront his greatest fears - including talking to girls and balaclava-clad killers - and answer some very difficult questions. Who murdered Sarah Morecambe? What is the strange secret that unites the entire British government? And what exactly does it feel like to kiss a real-life woman?

With its naïve, reluctant hero and wry look at life, The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax has been compared to books by Douglas Adams, Carl Hiaasen and PG Wodehouse.

Some comparisons...

"When Christopher Shevlin sat down to write this book, the spirit of Douglas Adams sidled up next to him and said, 'Here, let me help you.' This book is probably - definitely - the funniest thing I have read since The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy." Geek Boy, Amazon.com

"It reminded me of a very English Carl Hiaasen - filled with throwaway detail, joyously funny dialogue and slightly absurd characters." Francesca Brown, Stylist magazine

"In the same vein as 'The 100 year old man that climbed out of a window', it's a non-stop page turner. Great stuff!!!" Andy, Amazon UK

"Shevlin has been compared to Wodehouse, and I'm sure he'll garner more compliments as the book is read. I would give it 11 if I could." posh sith, Amazon UK

"If you like tight writing, a great pace, smart references and laughing, this book will be on your top five list! Like reading an Arrested Development script." Bridget Aureli, Amazon.com

"I sincerely hope there will be another work from this author in the near future, to my way of thinking he is up there with Stella Gibbons and Saki." lizzieay, Amazon UK

"Shevlin's writing style, his wonderful way with eccentric characters, and his knack for combining kindness, silliness, and more than a few touching surprises, all fill a spot left by Douglas Adams." Avery Elizabeth Hurt

Some more reactions...

"I was laughing so much whilst reading it that my son downloaded it at the same time so we could laugh together." CJB, Amazon UK

"New year's celebrations became an unwanted distraction as I couldn't tear myself away from Jonathon and gang. You have been warned." Liz Palmen, Amazon UK

"I can't wait for more. It made me laugh on the tube. It made me happy." T Forsdyke, Amazon UK

Biographie de l'auteur

Christopher Shevlin grew up in Doncaster, in Yorkshire, and consoled himself for it by reading a lot. His favourite authors include Douglas Adams, Henry Howarth Bashford, Geoffrey Willans, Thackeray and PG Wodehouse. After school he worked briefly as a door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman in Yorkshire and as a labourer in Tel Aviv. At 23 he moved to London, where he has stayed ever since. He works as a freelance, helping companies to write better - by training, coaching, advising and doing the writing himself. His desk is clogged up with novels that he hasn't finished writing. The first completed book to emerge from the pile is The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax, which he hopes you enjoy. To find out more, visit his website: christophershevlin.com.

Détails sur le produit

  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1279 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 316 pages
  • Editeur : Albatross; Édition : 3b (7 mai 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0081R0LM6
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  • Composition améliorée: Activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5 1 commentaire client
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Une bonne surprise. Très amusant. Langage coloré. Beaucoup d'humour. Personnages originaux. Situations comiques. En même temps dénonciation du manque d'honnêteté des politiques. J'attends avec impatience le prochain ouvrage de cet auteur.
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HASH(0x972988d0) étoiles sur 5 fun summer read 1 août 2012
Par Bridget - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
This is a light modern British mystery with an engaging protagonist. A willingness too accept unlikely connections between characters and events is required of the reader.
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HASH(0x97298b1c) étoiles sur 5 A really fun romp! 23 juillet 2013
Par Angela - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I only write reviews when I truly mean them. This book was a lot of fun! It met me at a point in my life when I needed a lighthearted humorous book. The author has created some witty, fun characters whom you would really like to know in real life, or at least read more about them in future. So hurry up and write another!!
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HASH(0x97298ae0) étoiles sur 5 Thoroughly enjoyed the humor / terror that is Jonathan Fairfax's world! 1 août 2015
Par Colin Smith - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I sincerely and unapologetically enjoyed Christopher Shevlin's novel. Perpetual Astonishment, indeed.

'The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathan Fairfax' was both enjoyable and slightly confusing, as well as entertaining and clever. The world is lucky, or perhaps thoroughly unlucky, that Jonathan Fairfax is not called upon to save us from true calamity.

Terrific novel writing for a genre that we ought to create and in which some of us would revel for weeks on end... Is it a myster-omedy or a come-stery? Who cares!

Christopher Shevlin has written a fun, serious, silly story reminiscent of Douglas Adams witty style and character, without shipping us all 'round the universe, rather keeping our whole experience in the confines of the world's sanest, insane city, London.

I'd love to spend more time explaining why this book is great, but I'm no writer! Leave it to the story-teller's, I say!
I anticipate the next story, but have also enjoyed checking out the blog... http://christophershevlin.com/

Best,
Colin (it's a good name, yes?)
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HASH(0x97298dd4) étoiles sur 5 Thoroughly enjoyed the humor / terror that is Jonathan Fairfax's world! 1 août 2015
Par Colin Smith - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
I sincerely and unapologetically enjoyed Christopher Shevlin's novel. Perpetual Astonishment, indeed.

'The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathan Fairfax' was both enjoyable and slightly confusing, as well as entertaining and clever. The world is lucky, or perhaps thoroughly unlucky, that Jonathan Fairfax is not called upon to save us from true calamity.

Terrific novel writing for a genre that we ought to create and in which some of us would revel for weeks on end... Is it a myster-omedy or a come-stery? Who cares!

Christopher Shevlin has written a fun, serious, silly story reminiscent of Douglas Adams witty style and character, without shipping us all 'round the universe, rather keeping our whole experience in the confines of the world's sanest, insane city, London.

I'd love to spend more time explaining why this book is great, but I'm no writer! Leave it to the story-teller's, I say!
I anticipate the next story, but have also enjoyed checking out the blog... http://christophershevlin.com/

Best,
Colin (it's a good name, yes?)
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HASH(0x972992f4) étoiles sur 5 SOOOO Funny! 22 mai 2015
Par T.O.Powell - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Call me crazy, but I loved this story. Yeah, it's kind of weird, but I've always had an off-beat sense of humor and I found it hilarious. I also thought the ending was perfect, and a good ending can make or break a book for me. I felt Jonathon was the perfect comedy hero, perplexed, bewildered and astonished by most of what goes on around him. Yet he always seemed to do the right thing at the right time, whether it was what he'd planned to do or not. I lost track of how many times I just burst out laughing while reading this, but my wife can tell you it was a LOT! Ha!

Be aware that this story is based in London and I'll admit the British expressions sometimes stymied me, but with a touch of my finger my Kindle Paperwhite would tell me what the expressions meant, so don't let that discourage you. If you've ever liked the "Far Side" cartoons or off-beat humor then I bet you'll like this. I do recommend it.
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