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SUMMARY The Diary of a Nobody î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä The Diary of a Nobodyis so unassuming a work that even its author George Grossmith seemed unaware that he had produced a masterpiece For than a century this wonderfully comic portrayal of suburban life and values has remained in print a source of delight to generatThe Diary of a Nobodyis so unassuming a work that even its author George Grossmith seemed unaware that he had produced a masterpie. Well what can I say Bloggers Facebookers who would have thought you had a predecessor in Victorian England Who would have thought the vain thoughts and actions of a completely unimportant person with big ideas about his own personality were meticulously documented and published back then already including lists of food what to wear on what occasion social encounters small run ins with friends and family hopelessly disappointing egocentric grown up children If he had had a smartphone the dear Mr Nobody would have posted a picture of his dinner on his blog each night As it is he simply writes down the minute by minute of his event less life He is so proud of his puns that he repeats them to himself and laughs out loud If he had a blog he would count the likes and share the joke of the day with all his acuaintances An unspectacular read which leaves two reflections First of all humans have always had the need to be seen and heard by others to distinguish themselves from the crowd and to stick out That is not new and our technology simply makes it easier to reach outside our own community My second thought was that the novel obviously is sarcastic making fun of this need It seems to me that it is harder to laugh at it nowadays as we all indulge in the illusion of visibility to different degrees today Who can still laugh at it silently Without repeating the joke on Goodreads counting the likes Not me For here I am writing another review to be posted and shared As much as I shun other social media Goodreads satisfies that wish to share in my world and I would be beyond hypocritical if I made fun of the human need of the boring boasting Everyman in the diary He might be a Nobody but he surely pointed towards the future in a realistic way than many other Victorian heroesNot sure if I recommend the novel as it is rather boring like reading online what a friend had for breakfast with an accompanying picture but on the other hand we like that kind of sharing don't we

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Ce For than a century this wonderfully comic portrayal of suburban life and values has remained in print a source of delight to ge. This reminded me of Three Men in a Boat in that I don't feel that some great moments add up to a great bookA diary format allowed the Grossmiths to have a series of comic view spoiler I use the term lightly comic at least in their opinion the reader will make up their own mind hide spoiler

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The Diary of a NobodyNerations of readers and a major literary influence much imitated but never eualledIf you don't recognise yourself at some point i. Overrated fictional diary of a middle aged middle class angst ridden Victorian middle manager dealing with inconseuential daily irritations in a dry but not especially funny way The authors brothers George and Weedon despite GR listing just one also like self conscious puns I like puns but I like a degree of subtlety that's lacking For example a couple of friends have punning names but lest the reader fail to notice out comes the heavy hammer Doesn't it seem odd that Gowing's always coming and Cummings is always goingOne measure of great art and I count literature as art is that you get something different from it each time Books like this challenge that view it's loved and lauded by many and I remember enjoying it in my late teens or early 20s but a decade or two later it was very different I'm pretty sure that doesn't make it great though It also demonstrates the risk of revisiting things one has warm but distant memories of