Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. You might say that ‘birds’ are irresistible to him, sort of second nature. Alfie [Bill Naughton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this desire for the ladies. You might. Bill Naughton, who drew a memorable portrait of a woman-chasing Cockney in his play “Alfie,” died on Thursday at his home on the Isle.

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It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. I don’t think there is a woman alive who if they have ever been in the dating pool has not encountered an Alfie or at least someone bearing his characteristics or demented, selfish philosophies.

Books by Bill Naughton. Alice had a engaging style and the cynicism was tempered with some self awareness on Alfies part and liberal use of humour. Daisy Pulls it Off Denise Deegan. To view it, click here. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. You might say that ‘birds’ are irresistible to him.

His is the voice you hear in your head as you read this speedy, funny, sad, piquant swinging London novel. His naughtpn are heart breaking as is his inability to learn from them.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I can’t recall another book where I played out such a detailed film in my head while reading it. Jun 04, Frederick rated it really liked it Shelves: I wouldn’t recommend this to many people. Never a silent moment. Alfie’s not ibll a bad guy. But it is, I think, a realistic portrait of a man whose outmoded view of the world keeps him from fully participating in it.


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An unreliable narrator who inadvertently puts forward a very strong statement on life. This is a book where I would alfei to read a sequel to find out what happens to Alfie as he gets older. The abortion scene is still as chilling today as when it was written, and at a time when Roe vs.

That this is essentially a novelisation of Bill Naughton’s own stageplay is quite remarkable, thanks to extensive entertaining descriptive passages and adding to the internal conflict within the protagonist that wasn’t found in previous stage or film versions this feels like a wholly new work. The Odd Couple Neil Simon. I thought the recent film starring Jude Law was unfairly criticised. View all 4 comments. Trying to please everyone is a nice thing to do, until trying to please them backfires into hurting themselves, or others without being aware of the consequences.

The nicest thing that I can say about this book is that it is a quick read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

With four mistakes will be made, and there may be consequences.

Every woman wants him, and every man wants to be him. Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations Alan Ayckbourn.

What’s great about thi This book should be required reading for any young woman starting to date. For all his monstrousness, he is timorous. Twenty-odd years later, after having acquired a good deal of experience with the opposite sex, not all naughtoj by any means, I picked the book up again and found that I could appreciate it in an altogether different way. Essential for feminists with a large supply of billl pressure tablets handy.


Alfie by Bill Naughton

Alfie is a wonderful novel to experience and apply to our own lives. You must be destroyed!!!!! As far as a different look at the so-called “Angry Young Men” of this era goes Alfie paints a much more aware picture, he’s a pseudo-rebel in a time of rebels but he can’t look beyond the next little bird, bint, tart, girl, brass; a selfish man who happily admits to his failings and has nothing to rail against. Lettice and Lovage Peter Shaffer.

He is a listener, a supporter, a friend, and an intimate companion, which most women want. Just not for me. There are lots of shocking moments and a number of laughs as well. She could be thirty-seven or thirty-eight, in fact she could be forty, top-weight. For other people with the same name, see William Naughton. While the stage version of Alfie actually preceded the novel back in the so-called “swinging 60s”, it was the latter, published in and including more of the protagonist’s innermost thoughts than a film or play can hope to, which resonated for me.

Reading Alfie, some people may, or may not become bored with the back and forth pattern of the stories and situations of each of his relationships. And Other Stories An seat adaptable studio theatre within the Octagon is named after him.