True Confessions of Adrian Mole Epub ´ True

  • Paperback
  • 163 pages
  • True Confessions of Adrian Mole
  • Sue Townsend
  • English
  • 09 February 2014
  • 9780141010854

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True Confessions of Adrian MoleNot uite as good as the others because it's not a full narrative but composed of odds and ends which I guess were written for magazines and specials The Mole material is only about half the book and then there are some other pieces but we decided to ditch those and go straight on to the next volume Adrian Mole has grown up At least that’s what it says on his passport But living at home clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit ‘Pinky’ working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life Pandora has proved to him that adulthood isn’t uite what he hoped it would be Still intellectual poets can’t always have things their own way Included here are two other less well known diarists Sue Townsend and Margaret Hilda Roberts a rather ambitious grocer’s daughter from Grantham sighAfter waiting patiently for this next installment of everyone's favorite angsty self inflated British teen to arrive from InterLibrary Loan I was given roughly 80 pages of Adrian not all of it new to faithful readers double sigh Seriously Sue Townsend? I waited for THIS?Yes some of it was delightful but too brief and not at all fulfilling The rest of the novel is devoted to an essay by the author yawn uite literally YAWN and then the diary of a teenaged Margaret Thatcher I skimmed Sue's essay and read through Margaret's account but I was ultimately uninterested in both After all I wanted Mole not all this filler designed to lure readers in and then frusterate them beyond beliefThe next Mole installment has been reuested I just hope there is some substance here with this next read I feel duped I feel mad I feel cheated that I bought into this disaster Here's hoping #4 isn't so disappointing I really don't want to stray from loving this series but this book left a bad taste in my mouth Considering the strength of the first two books this is a real let down Having spent over two years intimately auainted with the daily traumas of tne character this collection of what is clearly some Mole related stuff which was never written to be published in one volume thrown together dissappoints somewhat Over 88 pages we get the gist of Adrian's life from aged 16 to early twenties enough to give you an overview of his life his first job splitting with Pandora his first propergirlfriend if you know what I mean but it seems over too uickly and the most you get is a few pages of diary before we are whisked to another time or place I would rather have had a couple of books that cover the same period The other two sections are just space fillers and are not even Mole related You need to have this book to fill in the gap between Growing Pains and The Wilderness Years but I doubt you will reallu enjoy it The Mole bits were OK although not as good as the previous two books The parts about the author and the young Margaret Thatcher I didn't care about at all so I skipped them I read the first two Adrian Mole books when I was an adolescent and reread them recently and found them amusing I therefore decided to read the rest of the books to see what has happened to Adrian as he grows up This book has stopped that plan dead in its tracks It's awful Terrible There are a couple of laughs but the diary format has been scrapped to be replaced by chapters between which huge leaps in time take place Pandora has gone off to university so presumably we missed the college years out entirely and Adrian has lost his virginity which would have been hilarious material for Townsend to write Instead what we do get is a really tedious account of Townsend and some other writers visiting Russia and some unsubtle anti Thatcher satire in the form of a diary of the ex Prime Minister It's not as funny a the other books and much of it is just plain boring I'm a little confused to tell you the truthAdrian Mole was a character I grew up with My high school boyfriend had the first two books which I'd read if he was being moody Needless to say I grew uite close to young AdrianI remember enjoying the books back then and although I knew it wouldn't be the same experience as reading them as a teenager I was looking forward to seeing what had become of our favourite Mole However rather than the elouent ramblings I'd come to enjoy this book was of a mish mash of letters and diary entries which didn't tell much of a story and didn't seem to be connected much at all As for the last two parts of the book the entry from Sue Townsend about a fairly uneventful autumn trip to Majorca and a business trip to Russia was humorous at face value but a strange addition to the book The section by Margaret Roberts I just didn't get at all Something to do with Margaret Thatcher A bit odd to say the leastA little disappointing on the whole and hoping that the next book in the series includes Adrian Like many previous reviewers I did not get this bookI enjoyed the previous two books in the Adrian Mole series and found them to be page turners The different style of this book made it much harder to read and as such much less appealing I found it hard to get to the endI am not sure of the point of the sections of diary's by 'Sue Townsend' or 'Margaret Roberts'; I also felt the Adrian Mole section was too disjointed to be enjoyable A real disappointment compared to the first two books Adrian only updates his diary occasionally The entries are pretty random at times I really lost interest halfway through but I somehow managed to get through the whole book I wouldn't recommend it to Adrian fans who want to read after the first two books Maybe the later Adrian books are better fingers crossed This is the 3rd book in the Adrian Mole series about a hapless teen in the UK in the 80s He writes a series of letters and diaries that are often very funny This book wasn't The Adrian Mole part was very short not book length at all and really covered nothing new in Adrian's journey through lifeI just got it from a Book Mooch because I wanted to complete the seriesThe book also has diary entries from the author Sue Townsend and from someone called Margaret Hilda Roberts which appears to be the demented childhood of Margaret Thatcher to actually make 117 pages

About the Author: Sue Townsend

See this thread for informationSusan Lillian Sue Townsend is a British novelist best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books Her writing tends to combine comedy with social commentary though she has written purely dramatic works as well She suffered from diabetes for many years as a result of which she was registered blind in 2001 and has woven this theme into her work