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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Same with great big fat birds. Alfie sleeps around and is pretty clueless about women and life in general. Absurd Person Singular Alan Ayckbourn.

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Plays, Playscripts Contemporary Fiction. I would’ve fared better if it alcie been a little more light, with some jokes when dealing with the heavy stuff. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

And then Bill had to ask myself why I was laughing at something so serious. But for blokes, this is the way I think it should go. His mistakes are heart breaking as is his inability to lea I avoided this book and the film for years because it was recommended to me by an idiot. And that’s me saying great things about this author. Mar 27, James Rhodes rated it it was amazing.

Though short, this book is deep and disturbing.


There are lots of shocking moments and a number of laughs as well. Description The ultimate amoral “swinger,” Alfie swaggers and philosophizes his way through a parade of ‘birds’ in ‘s London, allowing the audience to eavesdrop as he goes. And that’s a shame, because Alfie is really a striking piece of writing, a great model of the confessional style.

I wouldn’t recommend this to many people. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Never a silent moment. Sometimes he does it in the same sentence: I’ve wrestled with giving this any higher score. Alfie is not well educated, it must be said. Well written characters and from my viewpoint, an interesting look at the olden days. We can use the charm and love for people that Alfie has, and incorporate them into our everyday habits and lives.

I really had no intention of reading this but book browsing one day chanced see Jude’s face on the cover and decided to pick it up and give it a glance. The kind you love to hate, alrie eventually feel sorry for. I’d read it again.

One film wasn’t wholly responsible of course; there were many sources for that sort of assumption. Baughton one else could possibly do.

For my system to work, you have to broaden your horizons. Alfie has some loose but not altogether callous moral standards but they certainly aren’t those of a man intimidated by feminism or political correctness!

As usual with books Alfie is much more fleshed out here than in the film although the sit 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 If a I’ve read nauhton half of this book, but what I’ve read so far is very amusing and very chilling.


Jun 17, Michael rated it liked it. Despite the fact some of the language and situations within age the book a little the fact is Alfies philosophy of life still exists and this enables the book to remain relevant. I thought he was going to come around in the end, but not Alfie.

Essential for feminists with a large supply of blood pressure tablets handy. Sep 03, Paula Schumm rated it really liked it. The Zoo Story Edward Albee.

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If naughtom ever wanted to know what goes on the mind of a man who treats women badly, just read this. Apr 26, Emilia P rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 13, Meghan rated it it was ok. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Men, in case you have some Alfie-isms this will check you and realize the error of your ways and shame you into better. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.