Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

eBook - 2006
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"Townsend's wickedly funny novels are another reason to be grateful for the right of free speech."? San Francisco Chronicle "Townsend is [a] comic genius."? The Village Voice (a Top Shelf selection) "The latest careening satire to emerge from Sue Townsend's wickedly literary rocket launcher, combining love, politics and credit-card debacle into a not-to-be-missed novel."? The Seattle Times "Complex, funny and wrenching."? Publishers Weekly Adrian Mole, now age thirty-four and three quarters, needs proof that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction so he can get a refund from a travel agency of the deposit he paid on a trip to Cyprus. Naturally, he writes to Tony Blair for some evidence. He's engaged to Marigold, but obsessed with her voluptuous sister. And he is so deeply in debt to banks and credit card companies that it would take more than twice his monthly salary to ever repay them. He needs a guest speaker for his creative writing group's dinner in Leicestershire and wonders if the prime minister's wife is available. In short, Adrian is back in true form, unable?like so many people we know, but of course, not us?to admit that the world does not revolve around him. But recognizing the universal core of Adrian's dilemmas is what makes them so agonizingly funny. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Soho Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781569476673
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 19, 2015

Adrian continues to chronicle in his diary his wonderfully obtuse and oblivious actions. Now that he's in his mid-thirties, he faces credit card debt and an accidental engagement to the flaky Marigold Flowers when he's really in love with her voluptuous sister, Daisy. Adrian is as funny at 35 as he was at age 13 3/4.

polar_bear Feb 02, 2012

Adrian's in his thirties now and just about as wet as ever. This time he frets about Tony Blair and Saddam Hussein's purported "weapons of mass destruction" and narrowly escapes a shot-gun marriage. It's a good series and this one retains the quality of the earlier books. Often quite droll, but never uproarious. It's best to read the series in order.


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