Tag: humour

Warehouse 13, Season 1

Warehouse 13, Season 1

(Syfy, 2009)

Warehouse 13_Season 1

This quirky science fantasy takes several episodes to find its feet, establish a premise and strike the right balance between serious action and humorous character interaction. With the dynamic in place (mid-season), Warehouse 13 quickly starts to make good on its promise.

 

A Pelican at Blandings

A Pelican at Blandings

by P. G. Wodehouse (Barrie & Jenkins, 1969)

Wodehouse_A Pelican at Blandings

Though less satirically relevant nowadays, Wodehouse’s novels of the (farcically characterised) idle rich retain their charm, not least of all by way of a prose style that in tone both adopts and parodies the lifestyle, romping with indifference, self-indulgence and Machiavellian remove.

 

42 Word Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams (Macmillan Digital Audio, 2007)

[first published by Pan, 1979] {Read by Stephen Fry}

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In embellishing the riotous and extemporised cerebral peregrinations of the Hitchhiker’s radio series, Douglas Adams crafted one of the funniest (and most-quoted-from) novels of any genre. Stephen Fry’s range of narrative inflections subsequently affords the audiobook status as a distinct dramatic production.