The Slipkin Papers

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Author: Paul Morgan
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 638 KB
Sold by: MineEye Ltd
Language: English
ISBN No : 9781301025220
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

An exploration of the nature of reality involving sex, death, royalty, undead dictators, cake and a penguin.

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Description

Slipkin shook his head miserably. “None of this can possibly be happening,” he muttered. “None of it, from the moment I rolled the Citroen.”

“But it is happening Eric. Your problem is that all the assumptions on which you’ve based your understanding of the world up till now are being turned upside down. You’re quite lucky really. Most of us have to die before that happens to us. Think how much time you’ve saved.”

Vicky squeezed his thigh reassuringly. Once again Slipkin was aware that against all the apparent probabilities, she too was very real.’

Eric Slipkin is a quite ordinary young man, apart from two things. His day job involves retrieving mysterious animals from the homes of clergymen and occasionally he succumbs to irresistible urges to deliver cake to distant locations.

While on one of these inexplicable cake deliveries Slipkin’s car leaves the road and takes him on a surprising journey, during which he becomes very rich, acquires a rather unusual girlfriend and discovers more about time, space and the personal lives of a lot of people, both funny and infamous, than he can possibly understand. Oh, and he also meets the man who killed Glenn Miller.

1 review for The Slipkin Papers

  1. Victoria Allred

    Firstly I do not believe that this is a true story. Trust me on this, not being one to accept things at face value I did some research and quickly discovered some major flaws in the tale. For one thing there is not and never has been anyone by the name of Mr. Redhead working at London zoo. Neither could I find any evidence of a Mr Holyoak having blown himself up in a garden shed.

    The text is scattered with such inaccuracies throughout and so for the purpose of this review I will have to assume that the account of Mr Slipkin is a fictional one.

    I could not put this book down; I wish Helga Von Clapp would learn to replace the cap on the superglue.

    We are all aware that there is a fine line between madness and genius but I can’t decide which side of the line Paul Morgan belongs. The subject matter is so surreal it couldn’t even fall into the category of ‘Pythonesque’ Indeed a brand new category would have to be invented for this book to be filed under….. Morganesque maybe?

    I found the book to be very amusing from the off.. Here is an extract from chapter one to give you a flavour of the writing:

    He had a heated argument with the lady at the ticket office at Pimlico Tube station about the rules concerning the use of the Underground by penguins. There weren’t any, so in the end after asking a few questions about the penguin’s likely age, she had given it a child’s ticket.

    Despite being obviously barking mad the author has a great command of the English language and the book is well written and clearly well researched. Morgan has a gift for evoking clear pictures in the mind of the reader with his use of descriptive language:

    Rolling thunderclouds had trundled in from the West, swallowing the sky, so that he felt like he was driving into an unmade bed.

    He also has an eye for detail when observing the little idiosyncrasies that people have when speaking. Many of the ‘characters’ that Slipkin meets throughout his journey will be familiar to the reader and can easily be identified from their individual speech characteristics which have been captured magnificently by the author.

    One slight criticism I have is that I found Churchill’s ‘Ahs’ and ‘Ums’ to be a little bit irritating after a while. For me they stopped the smooth flow of the text but that is just my personal opinion.

    I don’t suppose The Slipkin Papers’ will suit everyone but it appealed to my quirky sense of humour. I found myself smiling and chuckling at regular intervals and occasionally laughing out loud. It is well written, quirky, fun and I highly recommend it.

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