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☁ The Laughing Clowns PDF / Epub ✎ Author William McInnes –

The Laughing Clowns Peter Kennedy Is A Very Large Man Who Is Remarkably Happy With His Life Yet Something Is Not Quite Right, And It Started With A Dream That Smelt Of Luncheon Meat.Peter Is Successful At What He Does, Even Though He Is Not Sure What That Is Any When Titan Development Contracts Him To Go To Queensland To Assess A Prime Piece Of Real Estate On The Pickersgill Peninsula Showgrounds He Jumps At The Chance It Will Give Him Time Out From Having To Be With The Family He Loves And It Will Take Him Back To The Home Where He Grew Up To His Parents, Who Are Members Of The Show Society, His Twin Sister Pearl, A Bingo Caller And Foster Mother, And His Brother Gary, The TV Weatherman.Over These Few Days, He Will Come To Realize That Sometimes When You Go Back To Where You Came From You Find Out How Much You Actually Have, And How Much You Could Lose.All He Has To Do Is Make His Mind Up, And Listen To The Advice That He Is Given By, Of All People, The King Of Hot Dogs.But Will He

    10 thoughts on “☁ The Laughing Clowns PDF / Epub ✎ Author William McInnes –

  1. says:

    This is the story of Peter Kennedy a development consultant from Melbourne sent to the Pickersgill Peninsula, just north of Brisbane, to assess some prime real estate the local Showgrounds Kennedy is a big man literally and in terms of his perceived lot in life who leads a comfortably middle class existence in the leafy suburbs He has nothing, in particular, to be unhappy about and yet he is not enjoying his life He loves his wife and his kids, but he has trouble showing it He is of a generation of Australian men for whom effusive interactions are awkward and unnecessary He doesn t like to be uncomfortable.For much of the novel, Kennedy made me feel like someone was sitting on my chest he is suffocated by his own self censorship People around him regularly refer to him as a funny one because he is so hard to read He can t laugh freely, nor tell someone he loves them, without second guessing the action Pickersgill, however, is his old stomping ground It s the place where he grew up, and where his extended family still lives alongside many of his old school mates and their families It is a place chock a block with memories, which will fly at h...

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    An unremarkable, but very enjoyable book about ordinary people with ordinary lives and aspirations Easy to read, mildly touching, amusing and reflective of people and circumstances that most Australians can relate to The story of a typical mid life business man sent to his home town with a brief that may bring significant change to the community reveals a great moral tale of life priorities and the appreciation of the people who make up your life It s the type of story that could easily be made into one of those quirky, distinctively Australian, movies about ordinary people with funny traits and habits In that regard it reminded me a bit of Muriel s Wedding, although the characters in this book were much morally upright and likeable.Having just read a series of award winning books that sacrificed a plot to be smart and intelligent this lighter and engaging book was very welcome and entertaining and ...

  3. says:

    Love William McInnesMiddle age crumpet As a literary text it s a bit plain speaking and rather too many similes and metaphors used, but they are useful for the nostalgia factor I lived in Redcliffe where the story is set and despite renaming etc it was very much The Penin...

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    I really enjoyed The Laughing Clowns I think anyone who grew up in Australia in the 1970 s will find a lot to love, laugh or smile about here It s possible that the author William McInnes yes, the actor overdoes his writing just a tiny bit somet...

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    This book only just made it to the 3 star slot.It faltered in the middle, but he rounded it off well.It s him big and goofy and oh so Australian It s his Mum and Dad and family and it s oh so Australian.It made me laugh, it made me cry perfect Australia Day rea...

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    McInnes has a great capacity for description of ordinary Aussie life, from mid 20th century till 2013 His characters, conversations, dress, town landscapes, travel pictures struck chords many times fo...

  7. says:

    I couldn t get into this book so I did not get to finish it in the time alloted It started out good but that was it.

  8. says:

    What a delightful book I could just see the characters as I read along They were the people I grew up with, and still hang out with Will track down from this author.

  9. says:

    Just couldn t work out what I thought of this My trade paperback was 287 pages long I started to enjoy it at Page 218 The main character went from being quite a disconnected human being to experiencing some kind of epiphany that was poignant and somehow lovely Leading up to this point, it was frustrating reading Lots of time shifts which would have been OK, but the story would move from the present into a memory, which would delve into a further memory, and somehow try to swim back up to the present Too much detail and almost no lovely moments Some peripheral characters got way too much time, and some fabulous characters Ken Kennedy didn t get quite enough Maybe this book should have started at Page 218 and built from ...

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    Peter Kennedy has reached middle age, feels like his wife is drifting away from him and his kids see him as either a joke or an embarrassment He stopped doing what he loved at work long ago, eats too much and is a man without direction.That is, until he has to go back home for a work project.Going home gives a chance recalibrate not turn the clock back but rather to rediscover the influence his background should be having on him and ...

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