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The Ascent of Rum Doodle - Bill Bryson, W.E. Bowman
The Ascent of Rum Doodle
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First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures,... show more
First published in 1956, The Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The book’s central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780712668088 (071266808X)
Publisher: Random House UK
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it
3.0 The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E.Bowman
The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a parody on mountaineers and as with all parodies there are people who love them and others who really don't see anything in them. I'm a bit in the middle of these two. The writing was over the top and there were lots of funny paragraphs - I just didn't laugh as much as I...
Only Mostly Dead
Only Mostly Dead rated it
3.0 The Ascent Of Rum Doodle
I enjoyed it. A bit of a one-joke idea but very well done. I laughed out loud at at least one point so that's got to be good.
Ko
Ko rated it
This is one of those books that you have to be in exactly the right mood to appreciate. If you aren't, it reads like a second rate Monty Python sketch that goes on too long, if you are, it's absolutely hilarious.
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