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Bruce McCall's Zany afternoons

£19.99

Product description

1982. First paperback edition. This colourful and off-beat book is visually hilarious and somewhat difficult to describe because it is unique. There is just nothing to compare it to. The first part is a spoof of how the ner-do-well old money preppy crowd, out on a lark, might fight boredom. The retro 1930's style artwork is priceless, and the accompanying narration equally funny. The humour is delightfully dry. For example, In the Zeppelin Shoot, depicted much like a grouse hunt, the comment is made by a gentleman in tweeds, "They fall so gracefully."
The fun games are depicted poster style, accompanied by short commentary. Games like Tank Polo, Autogyro Jousting, and the all-in-fun, "Blindfold the seaplane pilot" (as it banks and twists between skyscrapers). The absurd "Wing Dining," as depicted on the cover, is worth the price of the book.
The second part is a collection of spoofs of 1930's through 50's advertisements, everything from monstrously large automobiles with tail fins, to ridiculous home-study courses so you can afford to "eat steak."
It does require a somewhat twisted sense of humour for full appreciation.
Very good condition, just some very light shelf wear at the cover edges.

Item details

Author(s):
Bruce McCall's
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330269496
ISBN-13:
9780330269490
Number of pages:
126
Publisher:
Picador
Title:
Bruce McCall's Zany afternoons

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1982. First paperback edition. This colourful and off-beat book is visually hilarious and somewhat difficult to describe because it is unique. There is just nothing to compare it to. The first part is a spoof of how the ner-do-well old money preppy crowd, out on a lark, might fight boredom. The retro 1930's style artwork is priceless, and the accompanying narration equally funny. The humour is delightfully dry. For example, In the Zeppelin Shoot, depicted much like a grouse hunt, the comment is made by a gentleman in tweeds, "They fall so gracefully."
The fun games are depicted poster style, accompanied by short commentary. Games like Tank Polo, Autogyro Jousting, and the all-in-fun, "Blindfold the seaplane pilot" (as it banks and twists between skyscrapers). The absurd "Wing Dining," as depicted on the cover, is worth the price of the book.
The second part is a collection of spoofs of 1930's through 50's advertisements, everything from monstrously large automobiles with tail fins, to ridiculous home-study courses so you can afford to "eat steak."
It does require a somewhat twisted sense of humour for full appreciation.
Very good condition, just some very light shelf wear at the cover edges.

Author(s):
Bruce McCall's
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330269496
ISBN-13:
9780330269490
Number of pages:
126
Publisher:
Picador
Title:
Bruce McCall's Zany afternoons

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