Five on Brexit Island
Bruno Vincent
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Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PMBy Bruno Vincent

It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate George is firmly a remainer, whilst Julian, who is in the Brexit camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins tIt is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate George is firmly a remainer, whilst Julian, who is in the Brexit camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too The night is tempestuous in ways than one George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George s initial hope that the remainers will triumph proves premature Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up The damage is apparent as the new day dawns and George declares a new meaning for Brexit Kirrin Island is exiting Britain that is until the red tape becomes too much of a challenge and their happy life together is under threat.
  • Title: Five on Brexit Island
  • Author: Bruno Vincent
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  • Page: 122
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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David Sarkies Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
So, Kirrin Island is in Dorsett8 July 2017 Perth I suspect that this book came out soon after the quite unexpected result of the Brexit referendum and is actually dripping with quite a lot of political commentary Not only does the issue of being ruled by a faceless bureaucracy in Brussels, immigration, and some of the ridiculous EU laws come up, but the idea of the meaningless political speech is explored including the orator who delivers a fine sounding argument but in the end has no idea what [...]
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Natalie Vellacott Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOJulian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy are sitting in a circle They are staring at an anxious looking figure sitting in the middle of the circle So, Mr Vincent, why did you decide to turn our exciting adventures into a political debacle Julian speaks first, he is the leader Um, well, I thought it might be funny and I wanted to make a quick buck The older man shifts awkwardly and casts his eyes to the ground So, you exploited the much loved and best selling Enid Blyton chi [...]
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Paul Fulcher Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Timmy was considered to be neutral,although if he had been capable of understanding the variety of sausages available on the European mainland, that could probably have been a deciding factor Part of a series of semi satirical updates of the Famous Five series, beloved from my childhood, to the present day.Five on Brexit Island has George, disgusted by the result of the Brexit referendum, declaring that Kirrin Island, owned by her family from the original novels, will itself declare independence [...]
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Kimbofo Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
I grew up reading the Famous Five, so was keen to read this spoof , but sadly the only really funny thing about it is the title.
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Klinta Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This was just terrible The time around referendum is perfectly described in this book And you know what I already had to live through that nightmare where everyone lies, no one knows what Brexit means well except that Brexit means Brexit , right and no one can make an informed decision so why would I read about it too That is the reason why I would like to say that this book is pointless It is not funny, it just describes things that have already happened in a super weird way I thought that the [...]
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Paul Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This one was than a little heavy handed A harsher reviewer than I might even go so far as to say clumsy Good job I m not that guy.It does have some amusing moments but I d definitely rank this as the weakest of all the Famous Five parody books.
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Emma Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Not as good as the other Five for Grown Ups book I read, Five go Gluten Free This one revolves around everyone s favourite referendum Distraught that Britain has made the decision to leave the EU, George declares her intention to make Kirrin Island independent from the UK Julian, who increasingly resembles Boris Johnson, opposes this.It s an interesting idea, but it wasn t as clever as it thought it was, and the ending was weak Unlike Five go Gluten Free, where the characters felt like adult ext [...]
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Athan Tolis Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Don t read this if you haven t yet come to terms with Brexit the angle is, let us say, not fanatically pro European.My background dictates I should have truly hated this book My mom and dad are both hello, matey peeps Greek They had me in Chicago, they raised me in Athens, where I gradually became aware of the fact that I hail from an ethnic minority, and they sent me to college in Boston From there I moved to Frankfurt for a year, before settling in London for the past 25 years, where I m raisi [...]
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Sunshine Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This was weak lemon squash for me I m afraid.
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Michael Bohli Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Ehrlich gesagt, ohne dieses Cover und den Titel h tte ich das Buch ja niemals angefasst Aber diese neue, satirische Version von Enid Blytons F nf Freunde gewinnt vor allem mit den Grundthematiken Nach Five Go Gluten Free nun also Five On Brexit Island eine interessante Abhandlung der britischen Abstimmung aus dem Jahre 2016.Bruno Vincent vermag es auch hier, der klassische Stil der Kinderb cher aufzugreifen und immer wieder mit witzigen Querverweisen und Anspielungen zu versehen So startet auch [...]
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Philip Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Cash grab.Not all that funny, not all that coherent perhaps that s the point and not all that memorable Having said that, I don t feel that I can honestly drop this to 1 star because this book didn t really elicit any feelings in me, either positive or negative Mostly harmless, I suppose.
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John Frankham Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Only mildly amusing And incoherent, unfortunately Could have been so much better.
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Gaynor Thomas Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Very cleverly done I read this during the hoo haa around a second Scottish independence referendum, rejected by Teresa May on behalf of the UK government It tickles me how many Brexiteers are incensed by the idea of an independent Scotland The irony of it So it was an ideal time for me to read this book, which tackles pretty much the same issues I enjoyed it very much.
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Kirsty Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Parody books seem to be in vogue at present walk into any bookshop, and the chances are you will be confronted by a large table spread with such things as We re All Going on a Bar Hunt in the first minute I normally don t buy into bookish trends, preferring to choose my own, often marginally obscure, reads at my leisure When I spotted that the Famous Five had been updated for the twenty first century, however, I couldn t bring myself to let the books pass me by.I was an enormous fan of Enid Blyt [...]
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Timothy Burbage Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This book was a light read that I got as a gift for Christmas.As someone who was a hard remainer and still is smarting over the death of modern Britain I thought this book would be incredible aggravating However, this didn t bring out the spite and bile that I feel towards Brexit It was pretty funny in places, though some of the jokes really didn t hit I had never read a Famous Five book, but I could pick up on when they were making fun of their previous adventures The book was well made, though [...]
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Sean Kennedy Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
I hope Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders et al are seeing some royalties for these books, as they owe a lot to Five Go Mad in Dorset and Five Go Mad on Mescalin.This is an amusing satire on the arguments for and against Brexit, and also a satire of the Famous Five itself It is actually done quite well, imitating Blyton s style, and I find myself wanting to re read the originals The whole Brexit angle, however, still smarts But I m looking forward to getting the other books.
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Kat Fiction Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
I was never a big fan of Enid Blyton books when I was a child This was an amusing reminder of quite how annoying I found the Famous Five in the first place even Timmy the dog especially Timmy the dog Maybe this is what we needed to stand back and laugh at ourselves post referendum Or maybe we can just keep arguing amongst ourselves at dinner parties Either way, I may have lost my faith in humanity, but I ve a new found appreciation of Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy.
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Oscar Despard Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This was an enjoyable satire on both Brexit and the Famous Five series In some places, it jarred slightly, as it veered slightly too far into Brexit or too far into the Famous Five, but on the whole, the two themes were mixed very well in a highly enjoyable manner.
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BranwellBates Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
A nostalgic trip to Kirrin Island, which shoehorns modern life and the recent referendum into the plot Amusing at times, though the Americanism of the language is irritating The writer is clearly talented, so I will persevere with the rest of the series.
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Eilis Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Not going to win any literary awards but a light hearted satirical take on Brexit A fun book.
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Samu Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
I suppose this could be interesting to the people who enjoyed the original Five books I read them as a child as well, but was never a huge fan Also, wasn t there a parrot Or did I make that up These parodies there are a couple are aimed at grownups who read the originals as kids but that s about all there is to these books They are mock funny, but the funniest thing about this series is the titles There is some actual political commentary too and some of it is interesting Although the story set [...]
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Julie Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This was my first exposure to the adult version of a beloved adventure series written by Enid Blyton and avidly enjoyed during my childhood in England I was both bemused and delighted to receive a copy of this book in a package sent from my son who resides in London, England I began reading, however, I mislaid it part way through, and forgot about it for a while, hence the length of time it has taken me to finish what I would describe as a quick read It does a fair job of explaining Brexit, if t [...]
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James Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Weak sauce Maybe it s that that whole referendum business is still too raw, and the acrimony it stirred up still so tangible, or maybe the authorised nature of the spoof pulled its teeth a bit, but I failed to register a chuckle A couple of nice gags, but mostly the targets are predictable and the satire writes itself, to little purpose The Adult Ladybird books, the success of which this clearly seeks to emulate, have the advantage of brevity Not that this is long, but long enough to stretch its [...]
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Joss Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
A bit like Marmite, this book seems to have garnered both love and hate reviews I was never a huge Blyton fan, though I had read enough of these ones to recall the originals Here the four children have grown up the 5th being Timmy the dog but still visit Kirrin Island and decide to do so on the fateful night following the Brexit Referendum Armed with smart phones, they learn of the result the next morning Julian is delighted, but not George, who owns the island and who is so angry that she annou [...]
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Paul Brown Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Five On Brexit Island is surprisingly politically neutral its mission only seems to be to highlight that the whole EU referendum is a joke and while their is merit in this observation it was never going to be a popular viewpoint considering the division caused by Brexit I think the Famous Five parody series would be best steering clear of politics in future and sticking with the safe and formulatic sitcom plots.
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Coenraad Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
This is the second of the Enid Blyton for grown ups series that I ve read after Five go gluten free This story, responding to the shock caused by the Brexit referendum, satirizes its focus well, but mildly than the gluten free book In fact, the relationship between the characters become almost sentimental towards the end Therefore the social commentary, although clearly present, becomes less incisive than the previous book perhaps it is reminiscient of the feelgood glow of friendship generated [...]
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Susan Corcoran Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
I found this book to be funny, though not as amusing as I was expecting it to be Despite that it was enjoyable and made me nostalgic for Enid Blyton s original books.
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Dan Rodgers Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
Amusing light read intertwined with many of the ideas surrounding the brexit debate.
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Graham Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
The best thing about this book is the cover It is a take off of the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton, but written as some kind of comment or satire upon Brexit Presumably the target is Brexit than Blyton, but the fundamental problem is that it just isn t funny There is one slapstick scene which is just silly, and another which simply copies Boris s escapade on a zip wire Of the four main characters the fifth is Timmy the dog it is clear that Julian is Boris, but from the references to his hai [...]
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Ezra Mar 29, 2020 - 16:10 PM
During what was meant to be a relaxing, politics free stay on Kirrin Island, the shocking result of the referendum brings the Five an ordeal of their own Passions fly high in the quest for the Island s independence, straining the beloved close knit friendship of the original adventures This book was lightly doused in humour, mainly poking fun at either itself or the real events of brexit The funniness resides in the contrast between the sincere, innocent fun of Blyton s series and the deceitful, [...]
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Five on Brexit Island By Bruno Vincent It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate George is firmly a remainer, whilst Julian, who is in the Brexit camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins tIt is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate George is firmly a remainer, whilst Julian, who is in the Brexit camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too The night is tempestuous in ways than one George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George s initial hope that the remainers will triumph proves premature Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up The damage is apparent as the new day dawns and George declares a new meaning for Brexit Kirrin Island is exiting Britain that is until the red tape becomes too much of a challenge and their happy life together is under threat.

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