The Lunatic In this outrageously out of order hilarious novel the reader discovers that lunacy is by no means restricted to the village madman and that goodness and forgiveness may be rarer qualities found in

  • Title: The Lunatic
  • Author: Anthony C. Winkler
  • ISBN: 9781933354293
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this outrageously out of order, hilarious novel, the reader discovers that lunacy is by no means restricted to the village madman, and that goodness and forgiveness may be rarer qualities, found in unexpected places.Aloysius is tolerated by neighbors but forced to eke out a living by doing odd jobs, using the hospitable woodlands for shelter He is starved of human compIn this outrageously out of order, hilarious novel, the reader discovers that lunacy is by no means restricted to the village madman, and that goodness and forgiveness may be rarer qualities, found in unexpected places.Aloysius is tolerated by neighbors but forced to eke out a living by doing odd jobs, using the hospitable woodlands for shelter He is starved of human companionship instead he has running conversations with trees and plants Then love, or a peculiar version of it, comes to Aloysius in the form of a solidly built German lady, Inga Schmidt, who has come to Jamaica to photograph the flora and fauna.

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      Anthony C Winkler was a successful Jamaican novelist and popular contributor to many post secondary English literary texts See

    961 thoughts on “The Lunatic”

    1. The principal character here is, who else, the lunatic. He traipses about the Jamaican countryside mad. How can a contemporary novelist succeed with a character like this, so common already, a staple of comic novels and literary humor we've seen before? I expected Anthony C Winkler to fall flat on his face. I went on reading. Aloysius is the village madman's name, but when you asks him what it is, he'll enumerate a thousand. Several comic situations using this. A little bit inspired, yes. Then h [...]


    2. I found myself laughing out lood on more than one occasion and all week I've been telling everybody that "pum pum rule". To get this book, you have to understand Jamaican lingo - patois! A pretty solid read, and definitely memorable.


    3. One of the funniest novels I've read in a while. This nice tweaker dude at a book convention gave it to me saying that I'd read it and then pass it on to all of my friends, which I actually did. This book'll have you running around and screaming "bloody out of order" and "what is this rass foolishness?" with reckless abandon. I want to meet the author and drink spiced rum with him while playing dominoes.


    4. Oh gosh! Anthony C Winkler has done it again! Only he could write a story about a lunatic that mixes elements of entertainment, sympathy, bachannal, rich Caribbean flavour, the rich, the poor, the ugly and the beautiful all in one!! De man could write! Get any of his books and start reading!!!


    5. The Lunatic was well written, with a really good use of dialect throughout making it accessible to both the international reader while still retaining the whole Jamaican identity of the characters and landscape which were then contrasted against Inga’s German accent which Aloysius ends up picking up. Winkler has a sort of dry humour similar to Douglas Adams, just more Jamaican which brings light to most of the situations Aloysius finds himself in. I found myself really liking Aloysius, he is a [...]


    6. Funny, raunchy, out-of-order outrageousness that packs a bit of a morality tale. Plus, it has some of the best verdurous characters ever set down in print. Thoroughly delightful & well-recommended.


    7. The FUNNIEST book I've EVER read. I sat and laughed for the ENTRIRE 400 pages. Anthony Winkler took me into the mind of a madman and I soooo wanna go back there!!!!! MUST READ!!!!


    8. I had to study this book for a West Indian course, and I was but confused at first as to why this was on the list. BUT! It's an amazing read, and was such refreshing material to study. It was rude, and hilarious, and certainly made a lasting impression. Definitely not one of my favourite novels, but it was worth a read.


    9. Fun, unique, and well written. The perfect book to read on a Jamaican beach as I did. I bought it as a paperback, it didn't arrive on time so I bought the ebook, and then when I got home and found the ebook I decided to keep both even though I had already read it.


    10. Anthony Winkler superbly captures the 'essence' of Jamaican life, delivered in clear crisp writing, served in delectable humour!


    11. What a ride reading this book was! This is my first book to have read by Anthony Winkler and I am looking forward to reading some of his other books, like "The Painted Canoe" and "The Family Mansion". After Edgar Mittelholzer, I can say that Anthony Winkler has become one of my favorite Caribbean literature writers.The Lunatic is the story of Aloysius, the local madman of a town in Jamaica. This story features a slice of Jamaica in every sense. There is some history, humor, culture, ways of life [...]


    12. My friend Sophie gave me this book, a satire set in Jamaica. The question posed: who is crazy? Is it Aloysius “the lunatic” who speaks with trees and bushes, Inga, the German tourist who’s a nymphomaniac, Service, a butcher who confesses to grizzly crimes, or Busha who is obsessed with where he’ll be buried? I laughed aloud as I read. I could relate to the craziness as it’s part of our reality here in Negril. The narrator speaks in standard English but all conversation is in patois.


    13. She break off me limbs! Me cripple fi life!A madman and his best friend, the flame heart tree, vs a tourist woman and the ingrained social strata of his day. Features plenty of swearing and a cricket game.


    14. This was hilarious because everything that happens in this book is insane. The main character is a lunatic who finds himself in a relationship with a strange German tourist, so that should give you a starting point on imagining how weird and funny this was


    15. This book was HILARIOUS. I read it while in Jamaica, because its set in a village in St. Ann’s parish. I learned a lot of Patois slang and swears from this book, and reading Patois in novel form helped me to better understand the native Jamaicans I met.


    16. I reread the book and laughed no less than I did on the other three or more occasions I read it.FUNNY, Scandalous, blasphemous, sacrilegious, outrageous, base, stupendous, hilarious, vulgar, silly, condescending, unbelievable, believable (I will add more as I think of it).HahateeheehahahaLOL


    17. I'm struggling with this one it's supposed to be "incredibly funny", but thus far, not so much. If things aren't better by page 100, this may be one of the very, very few books I don't finish.****Update: barely made it past page 50 and gave up.



    18. What could be more Jamaica? Can't afford a flight? Read this book to escape to Jamaica. Friends in Jamaica say, their favorite by far.


    19. FunnyThis bok is funny,but the writer has a twisted mind,which makes it a funny bookble read to other books by him. All good.




    20. Quality story laden with social satire.A quick read, an entertaining read, and an informative read. I definitely recommend.




    21. Brilliantly funny, Winkler digs into Jamaican society as a means to view racism from a certain angle. He also deals with mental illness and colonialism's remnants. Well done.






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