Alan Stoob: Nazi Hunter: A comic novel (Paperback)Saul Wordsworth (author)
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'A creation of comic genius.' Jon Ronson
'Alan Stoob is to Nazis what Inspector Clouseau is to jewel thieves. He's a marvellous comic creation, and deserves his own series of movies.' - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat.
'The human story at the heart of the diaries...is tragically comic amid the increasingly surreal plot.' - The Times
Alan Stoob, hero of this hilarious novel has been described as a new member of the great pantheon of British comic characters - genus awkward old bastard - that already includes Mr Micawber, Mr Pooter and Captain Mainwairing.
Originally a Twitter sensation, whose fans include India Knight and Dara O'Brien, he now walks the pages of this book finding Nazi conspirators in the most mundane surroundings.
Into a very ordinary, domestic setting comes world famous Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who invites Alan to take on responsibilities for hunting Nazis in hiding in the county of Bedfordshire.
Alan agrees and finds that wherever he looks he sees evidence of Nazi conspiracy and he begins to follow a trail of evidence that leads him to members of the UK Cabinet and even the President of the United States.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
There are joyous moments of surrealism and some of the silliest names for baddies ever invented. This book contains the word 'owly' which brought happiness. Strong female characters admonish yet ultimately encourage Stoob. In a favourite scene Edame comes to his rescue toting a pistol, andmy laughing startled the dog several times. A comic hero of advanced years, Wordsworth's creation is a rarity - a sort of elderly Bridget Jones, with bunions. * Standard Issue Magazine *
Alan Stoob is to Nazis what Inspector Clouseau is to jewel thieves. He's a marvellous comic creation, and deserves his own series of movies. -- Joanne Harris - author of Chocolat
A page-turner of the highest order. -- Phil Jupitus
So funny I had to put on an extra absorbent pair of TENA pants. -- Rachel Johnson
I am supremely fond of Alan and this is without doubt the greatest novel so far by the funniest elderly nazi hunter from Dunstable I have never met. -- Emma Freud
Alan Stoob: Nazi Hunter is lots of fun. -- Marian Keyes
Belly laughs on more-or-less every page ... Enjoy the book as Stoob would - with a steaming cup of Ribena. * The Church Times *
It creates a world of its own that's very funny but also human. Read. Enjoy. I did. -- Paul Bassett Davies
Alan Stoob is a creation of comic genius. * Jon Ronson *
There is only one Alan Stoob. Nazis beware! Laughter is his sword. -- David Quantick
Alan Stoob is the Nazi-Hunter de nos jours. If you haven't seen any Nazis on the streets of Dunstable latterly it is entirely down to his tireless efforts. * Charlie Higson *
Alan Stoob is the funniest and most effective Bedfordshire-based Nazi Hunter I've come across. * Stephen Mangan *