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The foreword alone is worth the price!http://thechap.net/content/section_ma...
This is what I'd a call a pick up and put down book that you can read in short bursts, but not cover to cover. Very tongue-in-cheek, quirky, and clever in small doses.
Really funny book with a serious message. I have read it several times and try and develop into more of a raconteur after each study.
I enjoyed this books but sometimes found that the thoughts from characters could get a little repetitive. I wish there were more scenes centered around the band performing as I feel like there were enough scenes in the book. I the relationship between all of Sin's bandmates. They were each others found family and I thought that was a great message that family doesn't have to be from blood. The main two characters have led two very different lives. One is from a well off family while the other ha...
Part style guide, part satire, part glorification of anachronism. The Chap Manifesto lays out the principles of the Tweed Revolution and Anarcho-Dandyism, which seek to batter modern life into a proper shape through the militant and subversive application of manners, fashion, decadent smoking and drinking, and poetry.
Very inventive and funny. You can read again and again and dip into it on any page. The chapter, Dressing for Reading is something we should all take note of dear fellow readers!
Ce manifeste se présente d’emblée comme une plaisanterie sérieuse. Teinté d’une ironie so british, l’ouvrage signé Gustav Temple & Vic Darkwood (2001), présenté par Olivier Frébourg dans cette édition française, perd environ la moitié de son charme de par sa transposition en français. Faisons l’impasse sur ce handicap majeur. La noblesse du combat demeure.Frébourg avise dans sa préface : « comme tout vrai dandysme – ce mot si galvaudé par les magazines de mode –, le chapisme est une diététique,
mandatory for any gent-to-be