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Эндшпиль Маккабрея: Не тычьте в меня этой штукой. (Charlie Mortdecai #1). by. Kyril Bonfiglioli,. Кирил Бонфильоли.,. Max Nemtsov (Goodreads Author). Don't Point that Thing at Me (Charlie Mortdecai #1) featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, . (Charlie Mortdecai #3). by. Kyril Bonfiglioli. · Rating details · ratings · 76 reviews. Something Nasty in the Woodshed finds Charlie, exiled from London.

Steal them, yes, cheerfully, it is a mark of respect and love, but destroy them, never. Why even the Woosters had a code, as we are told on the highest authority. Regardless, I will eventually watch it. He is educated, capable of refinement, a degenerate member of the upper crust, a gluttonous eater of fine foods, a dabbler in fine art, and a man readily admitting that he lacks moral courage. He is completely untrustworthy except when it comes to doing what is absolutely best for Charlie.

Between his over-educated self-satisfied air and his brutal and loyal manservant Jock the plot takes a back seat to their absurdly silly adventures across the British countryside and a trip to America whilst dealing with blackmailers, attempted murder, art thieves and smugglers not to mention renegade cops with anti-Mortdecai vendettas. Each chapter opens with a late wakeup call, a greasy breakfast and a bottle of whiskey and filling the pages with witty one-liners, hillarious descriptive passages and offensive yet perfectly funny observations of people.

If you're not crying with laughter whilst reading this then you're doing it wrong.

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The plot taking the back seat is really what prevents this delightful work from receiving 5 stars, the ending starts to drag as I found previously with After You with the Pistol as Bonfiglioli tries desperately to tie everything together in to an acceptable conclusion. Oct 28, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: There are about three categories of books I really love: This book belongs strongly to the latter, in the tradition of Nabokov, Celine Beckett, and John Hawkes, and is a relentless black comic farce.

A kind of Wodehouse goes noir There are about three categories of books I really love: Everything is permitted. The literary allusions are wondrous. I wanted SO BADLY to like this book -- the descriptions of it being a mix of Wodehouse and Fleming make it sound tailor made for me -- and I did think the writing itself was amusing and intelligent. But amusing and intelligent writing deployed in service of an unpleasant and often incoherent plot is just wasted.

By the close of the novel, I had only the slimmest idea of what had happened -- and the infuriating notion that I'd have to read the remaining books in the series to be anything like sur I wanted SO BADLY to like this book -- the descriptions of it being a mix of Wodehouse and Fleming make it sound tailor made for me -- and I did think the writing itself was amusing and intelligent. By the close of the novel, I had only the slimmest idea of what had happened -- and the infuriating notion that I'd have to read the remaining books in the series to be anything like sure.

Unfortunately, I'll likely have to remain frustrated in my curiosity about the book's events, because I don't think I have the patience to put up with Mr.

Bonfiglioli's confounding plots for another 3 novels in order to be sure. There are times when I could slap myself as compared to those times when others would sooner slap me?

NO I have just finished this book after seeing the cover at a local thrift store and thinking that looks fun lets give it a go even though for some reason it sounds familiar. Well of course now I have finished it and researched the author as I do I realise that it was made in to a film called Mortdecai with Johnny Depp. How I over looked that one I do not know!

Anyway the book - I must admit There are times when I could slap myself as compared to those times when others would sooner slap me? Anyway the book - I must admit that it is rather a fun farce and a racing romp and I guess for one of those rare times where there "blurb" on the cover is pretty spot on saying that its a mix of P G Woodhouse and Ian Fleming.

The wording is a bit hard going at times, but the play on words creates some amazing imagery although I am sometimes caught off guard on how Mr Charlie can flip from one state to another but I guess that just beguiles his true colours as compared to those he chooses to cultivate as part of him image.

There are 2 other books in the series although there are others which were completed after his death or are seen as distant prequels - I shall certainly be hunting them out on my travels. Well read. What starts off as a vaguely interesting plot involving a stolen painting quickly devolves into a boring disjointed narrative where it's difficult to follow any character's motives.

Also, there's nothing redeeming about the main character. There's nothing wrong with having an anti-hero lead, or even a villain, but first-person narrative requires the reader to care at least a little bit about who is telling the story.

Charlie Mortdecai is so unlikeable, and his 'I'm rich and drinking all the time' What starts off as a vaguely interesting plot involving a stolen painting quickly devolves into a boring disjointed narrative where it's difficult to follow any character's motives.

Charlie Mortdecai is so unlikeable, and his 'I'm rich and drinking all the time' joke gets old unbelievably quickly, that by the time the climax comes around it's difficult to care about his fate at all.

The portrayal of Johanna is also both insulting and unbelievable on several accounts, and her interactions with Charlie just don't plain make sense.

I'm surprised that more people haven't noticed this? I won't be reading any more books in this series, and I certainly won't be watching the recent film.

The two stars is for occasional good moments that hold your attention, but for a short book pages it was surprisingly difficult to get through. Jul 02, Rhys rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A very funny crime novel that is utterly different from most examples of the crime genre. There are also heavy debts to Firbank and Wodehouse in terms of sheer elegance.

But the aura stench? The plot is a bit confusing and I wonder if it's A very funny crime novel that is utterly different from most examples of the crime genre.

The plot is a bit confusing and I wonder if it's entirely self-consistent but everything else is perfect, especially Bonfiglioli's bone dry irony and vicious wit. There are cryptic allusions galore. Most of these I'm sure I missed but I'm aware from those I did catch that they demand a sophisticated literary intelligence to understand. My favourite of these allusions is an obscure reference to "fourteen in the Borgesian sense".

This floored me because it's a variation on an extremely arcane joke that I used myself in my story 'The Mermaid of Curitiba'. The allusion is to the Borges story 'The House of Asterion' wherein the Minotaur confuses the number 14 with infinity.

In Bonfiglioli's novel this is used to make a very funny point about unattainable sex. All that aside, the main protagonists of this novel are thoroughly nasty and dislikable rogues little better than gangsters who somehow conjure up enough sympathy from the reader to make their constantly perilous plights generate real tension.

A portly art dealer, chronic alcoholic, epicurean, sexist and someone with a fine sense of humor- meet Charlie Mortdecai. Kind of a warm, fuzzy and yet eccentric old uncle in the family is the first image to spring into your mind but Mr.

The first in the series is a fantastic joy ride into the life and times of Charlie and his A portly art dealer, chronic alcoholic, epicurean, sexist and someone with a fine sense of humor- meet Charlie Mortdecai.

The first in the series is a fantastic joy ride into the life and times of Charlie and his adventures across the UK and US. The fact that I have not read P. Wodehouse weighs heavily against me for the more I read of the reviews of this book, the more I feel that it is a necessity to enjoy this book. The humor in this one ranges from black to tongue-in-cheek and the tone shifts from slapstick to sarcastic in the gap of a few pages. What really stood out for me were the literary references scattered all over the pages.

There are bite sized servings of Hemingway, Conrad, Joyce and others all over the chapters.

Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli

Beyond this, I am at a loss as to how to review this book. It is funny and fresh to read but most of the details seemed to have escaped me now. Don't Point that Thing at Me reads like nothing else.

The closest approximation isn't in print: It's the televised Blackadder series, which has a similar misanthropic anti-hero who can't get a break. The hilarious misadventures of amoral, cowardly, selfish but brilliant Charles Mortdecai get it? I've just finished Kyril Bonfiglioli 's dark debut novel, and I can't wait to read the sequel, After You with the Pistol. Too bad there are only three novels in the series! So-o-o boring. The excellent choice of words doesn't make up for such a messy plot.

Next book, please. The first half of the book was very good and I enjoyed it a lot, Mortdecai is really peculiar, and I have to admit that I never read a book in which the main character sells stolen masterpieces, I'll try to find more of them, and any advice is welcome! And I liked a lot Jock, too. It's not a kind of character that I usually enjoy, but I liked him a lot! And the writing was enjoyable, so I thought that all the reading would have been easy and enjoyable, but then came the half of the book and my in The first half of the book was very good and I enjoyed it a lot, Mortdecai is really peculiar, and I have to admit that I never read a book in which the main character sells stolen masterpieces, I'll try to find more of them, and any advice is welcome!

And the writing was enjoyable, so I thought that all the reading would have been easy and enjoyable, but then came the half of the book and my interest drop. Like drop, drop, drop. The second half of the book for me was really boring and confused, and the ending is really a poor excuse for an ending but this is my opinion for almost all the cliffhanger, so maybe I am not objective on this one.

I'm disappointed. Hoped for so much more but what I found was a story that makes very little sense because it's trying to be too damned clever, a central character that is very nearly unlikeable and an ending which is awful although its not really an ending as I believe the next in the series picks up the story straightaway. It appeared to be the story of a stolen Goya, but veered into blackmail, murder, discourses on the mammaries of various women and a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost which receives I'm disappointed.

It appeared to be the story of a stolen Goya, but veered into blackmail, murder, discourses on the mammaries of various women and a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost which receives shocking treatment.

Charlie seemed to be permanently tipsy barely a page went by without a mention of some alcohol or other. It held such promise but stumbled drunkenly like a stumbling drunken thing to a most unsatisfactory end. Somewhere in the trash he reads, Martland has read that heavy men walk with surprising lightness and grace; as a result he trips about like a portly elf hoping to be picked up by a leprechaun.

In he pranced, all silent and catlike and absurd, buttocks swaying noiselessly. A score to me already, for I had filled it with Invalid Port of an unbelievable nastiness. He didn't notice: Of course, he is only a policeman. That's my favorite part of the book, and it happens on the first page. What I liked most about this is reading from the point of view of a person who thinks its a good joke to give someone wine of a different year than they expect.

If you enjoyed the few paragraphs above, you'll probably thoroughly enjoy most of the book, or even all of it. Non ce l'ho fatta.

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Ho trovato questo libro spesso incomprensibile, l'ironia di Mortdecai insensata almeno per me e ho faticato molto a starci dietro. Il suo amico fidato, Jock, una sorta di rude suo angelo protettore, gli fa spesso da contraltare. E soprattutto nelle quali anela gongolante ad immedesimarsi. La storia che racconta risulta alla fine insulsa. I personaggi coinvolti ridicoli. Una presa in giro. Una perdita di tempo.

Non dice nulla, non porta nulla e, soprattutto, non mi invoglia certamente a leggere il secondo volume. Le quali, pagina dopo pagina, si sono trasformate in sbuffi e sbadigli.

Le situazioni raccontate sono improponibili. Ma invano! In questo caso, non posso fare altro che confermare!!! I was lured into downloading this book during a 5 minute dash into London's Daunt books.

What lured me in was the recommendation by Stephen Fry on the cover. I will admit to feeling a little a bit cheated, as it's a very odd book indeed and I am very glad that I didn't download any more of the series on impulse.

I read it, but the main character is abhorrent, the plot labyrinthine and impenetrable and possibly in the end superfluous and tho' it looks like he dies in the end, apparently he doesn't, as th I was lured into downloading this book during a 5 minute dash into London's Daunt books.

I read it, but the main character is abhorrent, the plot labyrinthine and impenetrable and possibly in the end superfluous and tho' it looks like he dies in the end, apparently he doesn't, as there are others in the series.

Happily for me, I will not be reading them. Oct 21, Tosh rated it it was amazing. It's if PG Wodehouse wrote a thriller.

Kyril Bonfiglioli was an extremely talented writer and this book I didn't want to end. Why couldn't it go for another two or three hundred pages. I love the character, and it sort of reminds me of the Alex James memoir. Very charming, lots of drinking, takes life not seriously at all - just what I like in my literature and in my life.

Fantastic book to have by your side at all times. An enjoyable with only a few small flaws the main being the drive threw the american west and the diner stopovers, although I have always found this tedious in any book. Once I get through the second book my star rating may change because the book gave a lot pleasure with the unhinged storyline. Looking forward to the second book of the excellent anti-Wooster and Jock.

An entertaining little story narrated by art expert and art thief Charlie Mortdecai who has stolen a valuable painting and is attempting to transport it to his downloader in America whilst avoiding the attentions of the Police and other nefarious characters who seem to have it in for our 'hero'.

Billed on the cover as 'P. Wodehouse meets Ian Fleming', whilst I wouldn't necessarily agree with that, it was certainly a light-hearted and amusing read, despite several acts of violence, with a likeable An entertaining little story narrated by art expert and art thief Charlie Mortdecai who has stolen a valuable painting and is attempting to transport it to his downloader in America whilst avoiding the attentions of the Police and other nefarious characters who seem to have it in for our 'hero'.

Wodehouse meets Ian Fleming', whilst I wouldn't necessarily agree with that, it was certainly a light-hearted and amusing read, despite several acts of violence, with a likeable central character and I am looking forward to reading further books in the series - 8. Aug 24, Rage rated it it was ok. I could give this 2. I was just interested in the comparison to Wodehouse, and I didn't look into the content too much before borrowing this from the library I don't find it interesting or amusing.

GdL Narrativa Novembre Mortdecai di Kyril Bonfiglioli - Commenti e discussione 94 Dec 27, Readers also enjoyed. About Kyril Bonfiglioli. Kyril Bonfiglioli. Kyril Bonfiglioli was variously an art dealer, editor, and writer. He wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his lifetime, and one posthumously as completed by the satirist Craig Brown.

Charlie Mortdecai is the fictional art dealer anti-hero of the series. His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tende Kyril Bonfiglioli was variously an art dealer, editor, and writer. His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies.

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Max Nemtsov Goodreads Author Translator. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Charlie Mortdecai 1 , Charlie Mortdecai 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is this book worth reading? I just saw the movie, and I liked the idea and I think it was a nice try. But I got this feeling that the book is way better than the movie. The book does not have the same bumbling Mortdecai or squeaky-clean …more I think the book is worth a read, but it IS NOT the same as the movie at all.

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