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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Alfie by Bill Naughton – Canongate Books

For all his womanizing, he is ineffectual. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of As the narrator of his own exploits, he is obviously endeavouring to give a positive view of his casual womanising, though he ruefully, admits towards the end of this perky litany of self-justification, that men couldn’t handle life’s vicissitudes as well as women seem to.

Never a silent moment. Showing of 4 reviews. His mistakes are heart breaking as naughtonn his inability to lea I avoided this book and the film for years because it was recommended to me by an idiot.


Though it was written in the s, it is still timely for nauyhton men like Harvey Weinstein. I did enjoy this book, even though I had to decypher what some of the English slang meant.

I don’t know what it is about love that goes to a woman’s head but it seems they lose all sense of responsibility once they start having a little affair. Kudos to his authors skill alfoe the way around. Sep 30, Lori rated it really liked it. Although it is nice to see Alfie trying to include as many women as possible, he does not always make them happy.

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Once you pick it up, it’s hard to put down – the character’s voice is just mesmerizing. I thought the recent film starring Jude Law was unfairly criticised. I liked it enough to watch alfir film versions. To be honest, I was not that impressed by the book. 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 the typical Cosmo reader in naaughton way.

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Apr 26, Emilia P rated it liked it Shelves: I remember intending to support, then that sudden claustrophobic feeling of Have to get out of here. I can’t recall another book where I played out such a detailed film in my head while reading it.


Now where a lot of blokes naufhton wrong is, they only fancy the good looking birds.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Hopefully it wouldn’t inspire any followers because Alfie’s end up old, alone and ridiculous. Spontaneously stopping by his ladies’ place, to shower them with nuaghton and flirtatious gestures, until the next moment the women are begging for a relationship, after he pleasures them with things that their husbands are not giving them, and that the other men in town will not take the time of day to do for these women.

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He’s more introspective than his reputation in the films would have it, although he hasn’t achieved some aflie total understanding of himself, and naughhon less so of the way other people might experience him. Book ratings by Goodreads. I listened to the audiobook from the library. But a good read for a nostalgia-prone, middle-aged male Londoner like me!

Nov 18, Rebecca Haslam rated it it was ok. Alfie is a play-boy whose only concern is finding the next women he is going to bed. That is Alfie to a tee.