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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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Reading this novel is a great opportunity to evaluate our own lives and help determine alterations that may need to be adjusted in some areas. As the narrator of his own exploits, he is obviously endeavouring to give a positive view of his casual womanising, though he ruefully, admits towards the end of this perky litany of self-justification, that men couldn’t handle life’s vicissitudes as well as women seem to. He always wants to impose his rules on it, not merely because he is selfish, which he is, but because he has been raised in ignorance of the coming changes.

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Let’s first talk about the skills of author Bill Naughton. He’s constantly spewing hisbackward, nonsensical Alfie-isms about life, how alfiie live it and how to handle birds his ‘s derogatory term for women.

This novel inspires romance, makes guys look like pigs, and teaches major life lessons within the context of the story. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


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Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett. I’ve been too much of a rotter myself not to understand those who in turn hurt me. The Cagebirds David Campton. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. While many of the situations with the each woman and Alfie is indeed interesting, some may feel that it may be too much material to cover in a novel that should be focused more on the message of the book.

And that’s a shame, because Alfie is really a striking piece of writing, a great model of the confessional style.

Alfie is a classic unreliable narrator as I learned the term — at school when studying another piece of Northern writing originally designed as drama, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.

He sees them as nothing more and is so ready to discard them when he has no more use for them or when things get a bit complicated. So I had I make this my next read cause I had to know just what in the world. All of the sudden, the baby needs quiet time to sleep, patience and a lot of energy by the parents, and a constant watch over the child at the time. Naughton gives the character an authentic and compelling voice, presents the character in his own words and passes no authorial judgement on him.

If you ever wanted to know what goes on the mind of a man who treats women badly, just read this. The first-person view is never ever shaken, and yet the reader is the one who discovers “what’s it all about.

I’d read it again. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Don’t have a Kindle?


Topics Books Books blog. He sums up the whole story himself when he says “without peace of mind, you have nothing, and i haven’t” I think the story is really good, on the surface it appears this is just a story of a vill but as you read on you realize there is much more to it than it seems.

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There was a soft side to Alfie in alfiw presence of Malcolm. What is wrong with me? Being the deconstucter that I am, I naughtonn trying to listen. However, by the end of the story I cannot imagine anyone thinking of Alfie as a character to aspire to be like. Other books in this series. Alfie is a bit of a poser: Alfie makes no excuses whatsoever for the fact that he’s a man.

Alfie impregnates one of the women and has nuaghton face life-altering changes in his life aside from the more dramatic changes the woman has to go through. Playhouse Creatures April De Angelis. Now where a lot of blokes go wrong is, they only fancy the good looking birds. Being polite and charming to women is second natured to Alfie.

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Did it deserve to have two major movies made about it? Mar 27, James Rhodes rated it it was amazing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.