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Duncan Sarkies - Author of 2 Little Boys

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:43 pm
by mohumbhai mania
His Two Little Boys is being shopped around as a movie potentially starring Bret McKenzie. He also wrote two brilliant episodes of FoTC - New Fans and The New Cup.

I'm getting a copy of Two Little Boys from Amazon UK, and will be more than happy to cycle it around when I'm done.

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:10 pm
by kellysouthpaw
Oh oh! Can I get on the list please? :eyelashes:

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:33 pm
by mohumbhai mania
You're the first! PM me so I remember. Thanks!

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:55 am
by Red
Woohoo! :D I love alibris.com! I just got a used copy of Two Little Boys for $2.53 plus $4 shipping. They've got a new copy right now for $8.80 if anyone wants to snag it before it's gone.

I'm very willing to share my copy too once I'm done with it. Just let me know if you want to borrow it.

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:37 pm
by Venus
My copy arrived in the post this morning! 8) Since the only books I should be reading right now are my university textbooks, I'll be reading it over the summer. Can't wait! :)

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Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:33 pm
by DangerMouse
Ooh y'all are totally going to like it 8) I read it quite some time ago and it still gives me the giggles :P The dude is seriously funny.

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:05 pm
by mohumbhai mania
This is a great f'ing book.
I'm going to read it again. I never do that.
Next week I'll send it off to the next person.
Detailed exegesis to follow...

(sound the big word alarm)

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:01 pm
by closet jemainiac
I forgot to mention that I got this book and began reading it this week....So when Im done, I can send it off to anyone that wants to read.....

This book is hysterical....I keep laughing at Nige's story about the lesbian he slept with..."poo hole"..... :lol: ...yeah, Im 6...

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:31 pm
by Great H
Ooo! A trip to the library might be in order for me!! :D

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:28 am
by LauraK
It'll be a quick ship to me.....:eyelashes:

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 2:37 am
by closet jemainiac
Laura, Are you still going to see Jake Shimabukuro at the DIA? If you are, then I can just give it to you then! :D

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:07 am
by LauraK
I sure plan to! :D OMG! It's next Friday! :rock: Are you going to stay for both shows? Will you bring a uke for signing? I'll (probably) bring my soprano. Poop...it's the only one I don't have a case for though....

http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-nigh ... =2207&iid=

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:20 am
by kellysouthpaw
Aw man! This would be perfect plane reading. I wonder if I could order it and get it before the 29th? :hrm:

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:29 pm
by mohumbhai mania
Thoughts (with spoilers):

I see this as a fascinating, poignant study of two people who are so not good for each other and keep pulling each other down.

There's an almost primal attraction between Nige and Deano- the blood oaths, the tooth necklace - but it's the worst thing for them. Gav, the roommate, a self-made, self-improving guy, is from similar circumstances, but managed to think his way out of bad situations. And he could be a way out for Nigel and Deano - even Deano starts to respond to Gav's positivity. But it's like Shakespeare or a Greek tragedy in its raunchy, farcical way - both Deano and Nigel have fatal flaws that lead to their undoing. With Nigel straightening his hair and dreaming of visiting Shepherd's Bush, he's trying to rebel again Deano, but he'll never make the break. And in a way, it's crushing Deano just as much having Nigel on a leash when he won't act on his love for him. More complex that it seems.

Re: Duncan Sarkies

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:37 pm
by Nancy
Thanks for your review, MM. I started it last night and only got through the first chapter and was really unsure of how I felt about it.
Mine also has a much less colorful cover than yours - it only has a red car and Jemaine's quote on the cover, with a slew of miscellaneous drawings on the back. (obviously meaningful to the story).

Hopefully once I get into it more, I'll enjoy it more. :D