!!> Reading ➹ The Laughing Clowns ➱ Author William McInnes – Moi-sosedi.info

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 MeatPeter 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 WeathermanOver 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 LoseAll 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 DogsBut Will He

10 thoughts on “The Laughing Clowns

  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 abo

  2. says:

    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 l

  3. says:

    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 sometimes, but saying that, I found myself laughing a lot The ending was a bit predictable but who cares, the rest of the story made up for

  4. 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 Peninsula The places the people, the events were all very familiar and offered a warm fuzzy feeling.The story itse

  5. says:

    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 for me Then he creates a warm feel good story along the fathering theme.I did find the memories within memories within memories hard to get my head around at first though

  6. says:

    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 read not his best effort by a mile, but oh so Australian.

  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 downfrom this author.

  9. says:

    Good, though not his best Still heartwarming and as always an entertaining and lighthearted read.

  10. 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 fr

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