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

Christopher Shevlin
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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 : 1128 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 316 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0956965601
  • Editeur : Albatross; Édition : 3b (7 mai 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0081R0LM6
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
  • X-Ray :
  • Word Wise: Non activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°96.428 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent 6 mars 2015
Par AnneB
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
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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4.0 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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4.0 étoiles sur 5 half humor, half mystery 18 juillet 2013
Par Laura Latzke - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Never laughed so much while reading a really good mystery. Clever word play, unique people, and the London setting work well together.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Enjoyable! 16 juillet 2013
Par joanne fuller - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I really enjoyed this book. It was relaxing and fun to read. I will be looking for more books by Christopher Shevlin.
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5.0 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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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Great start, good middle, poor ending 2 décembre 2014
Par reviewer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
A good book which begins magically but starts deteriorating towards the end. However, it is filled with a pinch of everything, and proves to be an entertaining read. My only advice to the author would be to make the ending a bit more interesting, and not like an endless description. Also, the readers aren't filled in on a few loose ends, like what happened to the cat with the missing ear, what Llandudno is, or what happened to Mr Andrew Thompson in the end.
I think that anyone looking for a great laugh will be amazed with this story up until a certain point, after which they may enjoy the rest only after a few nice, repeated reads.

I would also like potential readers to be aware of the fact that although the book sounds jonathon fairfax-centric, it is in reality far from based upon the man. It is actually a set of narrations in third person from the points of view of all the characters, from murderer to corrupt politician to CCTV guards and even a deceased ghost failing to move on. All of them are caught up in a comical nightmare of corrupted British politics, in which Jonathon Fairfax is a rather behind-the-scenes catalyst.
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