í Filthy English ✓ Download by ò Jonathan Meades A collection of short stories, the best of which is the first one in the book entitled Fur and Skin It stands out because it is a bit different and well. I like a bit different the rest seem to be sort of oh well a bit on the dull side I guess when Stephen Fry wrote No one understands England better than Meades he sort of gave up on England and started his world wide tour which seems to every now and then include a few seconds of tweetering from his iphone in england. Bestial Pornographic Movies And Aniseed Addiction Hallucinogenic Mushrooms And Incest A Homosexual Crime Passionnel As You Would Expect From Jonathan Meades, His Disturbing Collection Of Short Stories Introduces Us To Characters Who Lurk And Linger Around The Back Alleys Of The Mind entertaining, crazy, and, indeed, filthy a treasure trove of new vocabulary you never expected to find in the most unlikely of combinations, e. g this priceless little vignette from a rural pub A normally well behaved dog called Dusty found it too much to bear and joined in the jollity, jumping hither and tither, leaving poochy paw marks on coats fashioned from fellow quadrupeds, causing tables to lurch and drinks to spill No one minded much save the couple who owned the creature, a cravat and a headscarf who threatened him with expulsion to the car outside period colour requires a Healey 3000 The dog was disobedient, almost tumbled into the open fire at one point. Len caught headscarf s eye, she looked embarassed and exaspe Vile but well written, draws you in , couldn t stop reading, last story a murder story, with a mystery element SPOILER the murderer has to be I ve forgotten how to do the spoiler hide thing so won t say but I was up all night trying to work out who, what this is, an anagram Bastard author 1986 notebook I didn t reach the satisfaction of having read an amazingly good story, all in all Spring and Fall had fantastic bits Fur and Skin was enjoyable overall Filthy English was well done in places as, I suppose, all of them were but the rest impressed me less, perhaps It s a high star rating because of the use of language, the vivid imagery and the fantastic bits, here and there. I found this book last spring when I was at Shakepeare Co in Paris I decided I HAD to get something while I was there and this was 6 and it has an endorsement from Stephen Fry on it, so I figured it must be good It s taken me forever to get through it too many other books to read, y know but so far, it s been quite good. I m not sure whether I liked it, or whether it was OK It s that kind of book Rather like a meal consisting of pan fried foie gras with raspberry reduction, followed by confit of duck with cherry reduction, and a crepe suzette to close All delicious in their way, but in one evening Naaaah. Scurrilous and occasionally funny, but never funny ENOUGH, in my view.
No one understands England better than Meades Stephen FryIt s a glowing endorsement really but perhaps I should have known better, Stephen Fry is famous for being ridiculously intelligent by 21st Century standards and this collection of bizarre short stories seems to have been pitched somewhat over my head. Perhaps it is me that is at fault and my mind that needs examining though, when I read the back of a book and it promises bestial pornographic movies, incest and a homosexual crime passionnel I sort of expect something akin to an English Knockemstiff. Meades is the type of writer who loves words, relishes their use infact, and I have no issue with this in general but he is relentless in it, using paragraphs to discuss a words synonyms as opposed to you know plot and story and other such entertainments There s no doubt that the way he uses these discussions to extract an anecdote fr Having only understood every third word or so did not detract from the fact that Meades head should probably be sectioned under the Mental Health Act A collection of rather disturbing tales centred around the part of England where I happen to live I will now think twice before entering the New Forest alone. .
Jonathan Turner Meades born 21 January 1947 is a writer, food journalist, essayist and film maker Meades has written and performed in than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects His books include three works of fiction and several anthologies.Meades is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a Patron of the British Humanist Association.Meades was bor