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7 edition of One Big Damn Puzzler (P.S.) found in the catalog.

One Big Damn Puzzler (P.S.)

by John Harding

  • 345 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • General,
  • Fiction / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages489
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9243159M
    ISBN 100061132187
    ISBN 109780061132186

    John Harding One Big Damn Puzzler - Ask a question now Refine your search Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period.4/5(1).   Buy One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages:

      One Big Damn Puzzler On an island paradise somewhere in the South Pacific, Managua—the only native who can read or write—is busily translating Hamlet into pidgin English when a plane interrupts his noble work/5(37).   The book echoes The Tempest as much as Hamlet, but what it most resembles in tone is one of the hectic pastoral comedies. One Big Damn Puzzler Author: Sam Leith.

    Book choice for November One Big Damn Puzzler [suggested by Myra Bordon] is be one big damn puzzler On the day the plane brought the white man to the island, Managua was, as usual, preoccupled with his translation of Hamlet. can now decide whether to bring one, two, or three books to be chosen by the group (or mandated in the. John Harding ( September [citation needed]) was a British writer and novelist.. Life and career. Harding was born in Prickwillow, a village near Ely, Cambridgeshire, in He attended local schools before reading English Literature at St Catherine's College, university, he moved to London in , where he worked for as a reporter for DC : , Ely.


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There is a deeper, more bittersweet side to the story too though, if you have a dry eye after reading the islanders' version of the Yorick scene in Hamlet then you /5. Profoundly moving and achingly funny, One Big Damn Puzzler brilliantly explores the collision of the twenty-first century with unsullied pagan reality&#;and establishes John Harding as one of the most imaginative contemporary chroniclers of the human condition.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to /5(44). Buy One Big Damn Puzzler New Ed by Harding, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(53). I would add One Big Damn Puzzler to that list, I'm a big fan of PG Wodehouse and parts of this book reminded me of some of Plum's farcical plots - there is even a pig.

There is a deeper, more bittersweet side to the story too though, if you have a dry eye after reading the islanders' version of the Yorick scene in Hamlet then you're made of /5(43). One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding pp, Doubleday, £ John One Big Damn Puzzler book holds the unusual distinction of having opened his literary account with the word "toilet".Author: Alfred Hickling.

One Big Damn Puzzle. Ok, so I read the reviews and thought I could do with a 'laugh out loud' story to listen to. Also, as a person with (I think) a good sense of humour, I usually have no trouble in 'getting' the joke and laughing along with the rest of them.

Profoundly moving and achingly funny, One Big Damn Puzzler brilliantly explores the collision of the twenty-first century with unsullied pagan reality—and establishes John Harding as one of the most imaginative contemporary chroniclers of the human condition. Having just finished One Big Damn Puzzler, a novel by John Harding in which a remote South Pacific island plays host to an uptight American lawyer intent on righting the past wrongs of his countrymen, I'm inclined to say not.

It's common for hyperbolic reviews to claim a book 'will make you laugh and cry', but One Big Damn Puzzler did /5(32). Books by John Harding. John Harding Average rating ratings 52 reviews shelved 1, times Ecclesiastical Polity: Volume 6, Confession and absolution, being the sixth book of the Laws of ecclesiastical polity, ed.

by J. Harding by. Richard Hooker. Get this from a library. One big damn puzzler. [John Harding] -- "On a remote South Pacific island paradise the struggles of an elderly tribesman to translate Shakespeare's Hamlet into the local pidgin English are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a young.

Is be or is be not, is be one big damn puzzler On the day the plane brought the white man to the island, Managua was, as usual, preoccupled with his translation of Hamlet.

As the only islander who could read, let alone write, he felt the burden of his culture rested plenty damn heavy upon his shoulders. Profoundly moving and achingly funny, One Big Damn Puzzler brilliantly explores the collision of the twenty-first century with unsullied pagan reality--and establishes John Harding as one of the most imaginative contemporary chroniclers of the human condition."--Publisher's website.

I would add One Big Damn Puzzler to that list, I'm a big fan of PG Wodehouse and parts of this book reminded me of some of Plum's farcical plots - there is even a pig.

There is a deeper, more bittersweet side to the story too though, if you have a dry eye after reading the islanders' version of the Yorick scene in Hamlet then you're made of /5. Profoundly moving and achingly funny, One Big Damn Puzzler brilliantly explores the collision of the twenty-first century with unsullied pagan reality—and establishes John Harding as one of the most imaginative contemporary chroniclers of the human condition/5(13).

One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Is be or is be not, is be one big damn puzzler On the day the plane brought the white man to the island, Managua was, as usual, preoccupled with his translation of Hamlet.

As the only islander who could read, let alone write, he felt the burden of his culture rested plenty damn heavy upon his shoulders. The plane's arrival meant he'd have to 4/5(10). John Harding and his one big damn puzzler book - a review of the book, synopsis, themes and questions for your book club.

John Harding - One Big Damn Puzzler. John Harding and his book One Big Damn Puzzler is a funny laugh out loud read with lots of interesting themes to discuss too.

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Add your interests @PenguinBooksAus A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. One Big Damn Puzzler, by John Harding One plenty damn fine book, really.

Harding's work is funny in the right places, has great characters, knows its Shakespeare, and while addressing certain implications of modern society (and going a bit overboard near the final chapters) it takes itself just seriously enough.

But this are comparatively minor marks when set against the whole book, which is something you should put on your list for Really good, upretentious novels come along seldom enough, after all; it would be a shame to miss one.

And, of course, reading 'One Big Damn Puzzler' will keep you on the good side of The Mama Chan.In such a case, One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding is an eccentric, timely and moralistic tale, almost like a fable for our age. Admittedly, it’s lost some of its potency since the decade it was published, but it remains a side-splitting read for humorous fiction fans who like a good mixture of oddball characterisation, comical dialogue and.