Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this overwhelming desire for the ladies. You might say that ‘birds’ are irresistible to him, sort of second nature. Alfie [Bill Naughton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alfie’s not really a bad guy. It’s just that he has this desire for the ladies. You might. Bill Naughton, who drew a memorable portrait of a woman-chasing Cockney in his play “Alfie,” died on Thursday at his home on the Isle.

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And if you’ve got an Alfie in your past you will take a solemn moment to thank your maker for setting you free from the bondage of that foolish waste of time.

I should hope that this was not a personal account in any way because Alfie was Oct 25, Najghton rated it really liked it. I’d read it again. Which, honestly, can grow a bit tedious. Looking for beautiful books?

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None of the charcters are likeable – the woman are either stupid, cheaters, or weak. He cared only for himself leaving a traumatized pile of heart broken and alfid times ruined women in his wake.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s just that he has this desire for the ladies. But for blokes, this is the way I think it should go.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One of his ridiculous antics that got him into hot water would finally jolt him enough that he would see the error of his ways, repent and turn over a new leaf.

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That this is essentially a novelisation of Bill Naughton’s own stageplay is quite remarkable, thanks to extensive entertaining descriptive passages and adding to the internal conflict within the protagonist that wasn’t found in previous stage or film versions this feels like a wholly new work. The kind you love to hate, and eventually feel sorry for. Other books in this series. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Alfie is selfish, a player, and just completely clueless when it comes to life and women.

As far as a different look at the so-called “Angry Young Men” of this era goes Alfie paints a much more aware picture, he’s a pseudo-rebel in a time of rebels but he can’t look beyond the next little bird, bint, tart, girl, brass; a selfish man who happily admits to his failings and has nothing to rail against.

I read the novel for the first time when I was young – much too young to appreciate its worldly wisdom.

That is Alfie to a tee. Daisy Pulls it Off Denise Deegan. Unfortunately I didn’t realise that I was as inaccurate, idiotic and insulting as if men assumed that all women, including me, were exactly like billl typical Cosmo reader in every way. Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations Alan Ayckbourn.

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I have always had a soft spot for the Michael Caine movie version of Alfie and this book from whence much of it came doesn’t deviate much from the film What’s great about this highly entertaining and yet dark novel is that the author passes no judgment on Alfie and people like him.


What’s great about thi This book should be required reading for any young woman starting to date. I don’t mean thieving or anything like that, just the Alfie is a classic unreliable narrator as I learned the term — at school when studying another piece of Northern writing originally designed as drama, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.

Maybe because I saw the movie years ago, and my only memory was Jude Law as a play-boy. His children’s novel My Pal Spadger is an account of his childhood in s Bolton.

The main character, Alfie is a womanizing, abusive, egotistical,despisable man. At one point I was rooting for him when he somewhat seemed like he could possibly settle down with Gilda. Alfie is multi-layered with almost no sense of self-awareness but just enough to make him tragic. Alfie is not well educated, it must be said. I’ve been too much of a rotter myself maughton to understand those who in turn hurt me.

Refresh and try again. The male voice predominates Other books in the series. I gather ALFIE was first a play, then a movie and then a novel, but, inasmuch as the play, the screenplay and the novel were each written by Bill Naughton, I think I may say that ALFIE is, in either of its incarnations, the expression of one artist’s view of a particular type of man.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Naughton died inaged 81, in Ballasalla on the Isle of Man.