The Diary of a Nobody (Penguin Popular Classics)

by George Grossmith | Humor |
ISBN: 0140621571 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 1/8/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Received as a BookMooch.

Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 29, 2018
The Diary of a Nobody was originally intended as a spoof against all the diaries that were being published and serialised at the time of writing yet today in the age of Blogs, Facebook and Twitter, where celebrity status can be gained seemingly without an awful lot of talent, it seems even more relevant.

The book centres around Charlie Pooter (the Nobody), his wife Carrie and their son Lupin. Charlie Pooter is a City clerk who lives with his wife in Holloway. Their son Willie initially works for a bank in Oldham but early in the diary returns home after being dismissed announcing that he wants to be known by his middle name Lupin henceforth. Lupin is a chancer and everything that his father isn't.

There is a brief preview before each chapter which gives a tantalising outline of what is to follow without giving away too much detail. This is not a book that will make you laugh out loud, rather it has a gentle absurdity about it. I ended up feeling a great empathy for staid old Charlie hoping that his loyalty and sense of duty would ultimately prevail, as such I felt that the author's writing style set exactly the right tone. It is a book that has withstood the test of time, one that you read with a smile on your face and as such it deserves to be regarded as a classic.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (10/31/2018 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Going out as part of a wishlist tag thread. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by kingfan30 at -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 01, 2018
Thank you for the tag, book arrived safe and sound

21 Oct 2020 - Well this really is a diary about nobody. Maybe that’s a bit unfair, we are all somebody and although this diary isn’t actually gripping or exciting, it is a diary of quite an ordinary life. Although this book shows it’s age in many ways, some aspects and worries in life are just the same today. And although aspects of this book are quite mundane such as what they were wearing, or what they had for dinner, is it any different to what some people post on social media these days or blog about? As I said not a gripping read, some of his jokes mad me smile and it was strangely quite readable.

Journal Entry 5 by kingfan30 at Telephone Box in Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Released 4 mos ago (10/24/2020 UTC) at Telephone Box in Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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