Start by marking “Spud: Learning to Fly” as Want to Read: In this third instalment, Spud, now 16 and growing up, takes on one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. John Howard van de Ruit is a South African novelist, actor, playwright and producer. Spud-Learning to fly transports the reader on an authentic tragicomic journey, deep into the sublime and ridiculous world of being a teenager. It is the third and . Spud Milton (practically a man in most areas) is hoping for a smooth ride as he returns to boarding school as a senior. But instead he finds his.
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As Spud Milton continues his diabolical stagger through adolescence, he learns one of life's most important lessons: when dealing with women and cretins. Spud - Learning To Fly [John Van De Ruit] on ruthenpress.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As Spud Milton continues his diabolical stagger through. Spud - Learning to Fly - Kindle edition by John van de Ruit. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like.
The country may be on the bumpy road to an uncomfortable redemption, but Spud Milton is hoping for a smooth ride as he returns to boarding school as a senior. Instead, he discovers that his vindictive arch enemy is back to taunt him and that a garrulous Malawian has taken residence in his dormitory, along with the regular inmates and misfits he calls friends.
Spud's world has never seemed less certain; he attempts to master Shakespeare, wrestles constantly with God and the power of negative thinking, and develops an aversion to fried fish after a shocking discovery about his grandmother, Wombat.
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I found the books much more entertaining then the movies. I loved the style of the writing and sharing Spuds growth into a man.
But if your a John Cleese and Troy Sivan fan watch the movies. Don't be surprised that the farther from the book the movie gets the less funny and touching it beccomes. The fact that Spud's journey through high school took place at the same time as mine, made this book more relevant and funny.
Many of his comments around the political situation mirrored our thoughts and the humor which John van der Ruit uses, really tickles my funny bone. The Crazy Eight are without a doubt crazy, and their antics are typical of young men in a boarding school. The Guv with his infinite wacky wisdom was played out in my mind as a typical John Cleese character, so it was with great delight that I found him to play the part in the movie. I have enjoyed seeing each of the characters growing throughout the series of Spud, and now on to "Exit, pursued by a bear".
I've been following the Spud series for a year.
The first one is the best of all. The last two that I read didn't impressed me as much.
It was pretty entertaining tho. Just read the series if you're a teenage male.
The books are also getting a bit more Spud returns. The books are also getting a bit more complex and are growing up along with Spud. He is Mr Average, stuck somewhere in between. I think its refreshing and provides an interesting standpoint for observation of both the "alpha males" and the "bottom feeders".
I am still not sure if I like Spud as a person. For that matter I am not sure I like any of the characters as people, except maybe Gecko from book one, who conveniently died before he could become unlikable. But I guess that is one of the better aspects of the books, is that you really see these guys as genuine flesh and blood people and not made up characters. That's pretty rare. Just had to read the rest.
I hope that John is going to release another book in this serious - it feels unfinished Very funny once again and I appreciate the say that the writer jokes around in a clever enough way that I don't feel like I'm being spoon fed the funny bits. I can imagine that some people might not catch The only bit I'll say about this book on top of what I've already said about the first two is that I actually went and bought this book the day after I finished number two I can imagine that some people might not catch all the 'nested' jokes though, but it keeps the book real and it makes the funny bits truly funny and not forced as was my impression of the first book during the first two chapters; not sure if he just got better at writing this as he made progress.
Overall, a very nice job!! Very entertaining. I thoroughly ejoyed the whole series.