Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016. This time we read Puckoon by Spike Milligan - a comic (well, you be the judge) tale of the troubles brought to a fictional Irish village by the Partition.
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Stuff we Mentioned
Edward G Robinson - why? Not really sure.
The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg
Oh, and there's a Puckoon movie that we totally forgot to mention!
@bowiebookpod On a recent pod you suggested that @ManMadeMoon might’ve picked Puckoon for March because of St Patrick’s day. Given it focuses on the impact of a hard border in Ireland the choice may also be topical for other reasons https://t.co/ffsQZf4VNH— Niall Mullen (@mullen_niall) April 3, 2018
Three Stooges meets Comedy of Errors meets Father Ted, alternating between total slapstick, sharp satire, and wit so dry you start to wonder if it’s coming to a joke at all until you realize that you yourself might be the butt of it. And of course it’s broadly offensive to all.— The Lark's Purr (@thelarkspurr) April 4, 2018