Colin & Lester
Colin Downer and Lester Dudley Biggins are two lowly undertakers who have been mistakenly allocated a prominent funeral that represents their final opportunity to climb out of the gutter - if only they can transcend their limitations. Throughout the narrative Colin and Lester are dogged by fake-priests, hoodlums, and hot-fingered politicians. They are also iconoclasts, as any authority figure who comes into firing range soon finds out. As expected, the day ends dismally for all concerned. Dark, hilarious, and somewhat obscene, Colin & Lester embodies the Seven Deadly Sins in spades (with slothfulness being to the fore).
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A witty and entertaining read. Well worth working your way through to get to the chaos of Kanga's funeral.
New enemies are forged near the end hinting of a well anticipated sequel. Cant wait to see what Colin and Lester get up to next.
In a world where political correctness rules, where Kevin Rudd has more colour in his hair than his manner, where Hugh Evans represents our Gen Y vision of "world peace and harmony" as a new idea, and where a corny impersonation of the Jackson 5 is seen as racist, it is fantastic to see a book that chooses to be bare, brazen, senseless, funny and offensive.
It offends the senses, through its derelict characters, its intelligent, witty and unrelenting writing, as well as just bare bones, in your face, "shuvitupya.. a@##' comedy.
If Sid James were alive, he would convert the story into the 2009 edition of "Carry On - Undertaking"
"Steptoe and Sons" in a blender, O'Hanlon needs to write another before he gets counselling.