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When George Goodnight, a lawyer on the staff of a London newspaper, finds his marriage has gone sour, his family holiday is cancelled and his car, broken down on the motorway, has been stolen, he walks through a gate in a fence on a summer's day in the middle of England. What he doesn't know, as he takes his first light steps across the sunlit meadows near the tiny villageWhen George Goodnight, a lawyer on the staff of a London newspaper, finds his marriage has gone sour, his family holiday is cancelled and his car, broken down on the motorway, has been stolen, he walks through a gate in a fence on a summer's day in the middle of England. What he doesn't know, as he takes his first light steps across the sunlit meadows near the tiny village of Somerbourne Magna, is that he is embarking on a course that will take him far away from the country, the surroundings and the way of life he has always known. He is embarking on a journey that will eventually take him to the other side of the world....

Title : The Adventures of Goodnight & Loving
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ISBN : 1675463
Format Type : PDF
Number of Pages : 578 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Adventures of Goodnight & Loving Reviews

  • MB (What she read)
    2019-05-30 14:05

    It took me a little while to get into, but I ended up really enjoying this oddly humorous book.George Goodnight, a Fleet Street lawyer is bored. He's bored with his humdrum monotonous life, he's bored with his wife, and he's bored with his upcoming annual Cornish vacation. This unhappiness plays out in his getting annoyingly drunk at a sedate dinner party and reciting obscene limericks to all the flabberghasted guests. The next day his humiliated wife serves him with divorce papers, he takes off on his vacation alone, has a blow-out, leaves his car on the side of the road, and then finds it stolen. This is just the beginning!It's kind of a Odyssean male fantasy/world road trip, but wild and crazy in a very wry, quietly British way. George's understated quips were my favorite part.I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting to do, and think it would make a great movie, if it could be done in a vintage-y BBC way!(3.5 stars for me)

  • Richard Westran
    2019-06-20 15:01

    I first read this book sometime in the 90s.At that time I was at least 10 years younger than the protagonist, George Goodnight, but the story stuck with me for many years, more than any book I have ever read.I bought it again now in eBook form and started reading it last week.I now find myself on the other side of 43, which is George's age.Suddenly the book seems to resonate more with me than it ever did.In the words of George Goodnight to his wife in the first chapter,"I WANT AN ADVENTURE!".

  • Sarah Handley
    2019-06-15 11:40

    One of my all-time favourite books & the one that got me into travelling. It's a very easy read but a very satisfying story of a person who needed to live his life, not just exist. I re-read this book at least once every 2 years to remind myself that there's a big world out there & many experiences to enjoy (or dislike).

  • Nicky Wells
    2019-06-02 09:05

    This is one of my all time favourites. You've got to read this! Mr George Goodnight experiences the most bizarre and random but somehow logically connected and perfectly plausible events following a bit of a bust up with his wife. FANTASTIC reading.

  • Steven matthews
    2019-06-24 15:04

    Without a doubt one of my favourite books of all time, a great adventure and very funny at times

  • Lionel Denny
    2019-05-30 08:55

    A really enjoyable read, a book that makes you smile as the main character, George Goodnight, travels around the world with a series of amazing adventures. Loved it.

  • Jean
    2019-06-14 16:00

    The book as a whole was fair--not bad, but certainly not as uproariously funny as reviews and jacket blurbs implied--but was also marred by some pretty unpalatable racial/cultural stereotyping. Probably not unusual for the time it was written, but while I'm willing to give, e. g. Dickens a pass for anti-semitism, the 1980's are not quite long enough past to get the same treatment from me.

  • Pam
    2019-06-15 07:57

    09/00/08TITLE/AUTHOR: THE ADVENTURES OF GOODNIGHT AND LOVING by Leslie ThomasRATING: currently reading GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction/510SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand Alone TIME/PLACE: 1980's/UK CHARACTERS: George Goodnight/attorney FIRST LINES: He had missed yet another day of summer.COMMENTS:09/04/08 rec bookcrossing ring/ray

  • Sarah
    2019-06-27 15:10

    Extremely long and rambling story of one man's travels round the world, and all the difficult situations and strange people he meets on his way, told with light humour. It was quite pleasant and and relaxing, but not mind-blasting, to say the least.

  • Bridget
    2019-05-27 08:02

    This guy gets into such crazy adventures. It's a rolling snowball sort of tale.

  • Melinda
    2019-05-29 11:51

    x-mas gift. easy reading.