Written by John van de Ruit. (Penguin Books). Guest Reviewed by Emma Rosmarin, 13, Grade 7. Spud 2 takes place in , when Spud is attending his. Start by marking “Spud: The Madness Continues” as Want to Read: Spud: The Madness Continues is just as funny as the first book chronicling Spud’s adventures at boarding school, and this time, his vacation to London with his parents and crazy grandma Wombat. John Howard van de Ruit. I did enjoy the first of the series, called Spud/ This second book, Spud-The Madness Continues, is very similar to the first, there is only so much mischief the boys.

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Home» Spud - The Madness Continues. About the book: The year is , and Spud Milton's long walk to manhood is still creeping along at an unnervingly . Spud - The Madness Continues: Book summary and reviews of Spud - The Madness Continues by John van de Ruit. The record-breaking, bestselling sequel to Spud! It?s , and John?Spud? Milton?s journey to manhood is still creeping along at a snail?s pace. Nearly.

He comes to Spud's dorm as a replacement for the sickly Gecko, Spud's pal who died towards the end of the first book. There is a delightful contrast in Spud's sexual reputation in the new book. Though he has girl trouble, involving his cherished girlfriend, the Mermaid, and the gorgeous Amanda who was in the school musical, Oliver, with him, he is accused of being gay by a matric boy who asks Spud's dorm mate, Fatty, about it - in front of poor Spud.

Spud 2 – The Madness Continues

The matric remains dismissive of Spud who he is convinced is a fag - and that's not in the sense of being a gofer for prefects. And then there's the hilarious account of the Milton family's overseas trip at the end of which Wombat goes missing, leaving the rest of the family to return to South Africa without her. John, in town for the Cape Town Book Fair at the weekend, has been enjoying the success authorship has brought him.

Part of that enjoyment was to take a break from the theatre.

He took his girlfriend on a six-week trip to Thailand and he bought himself a BMW convertible - a automatic model. He took a year to write the sequel.

Making life less hectic for him was the fact that his comedy partner, Ben Voss, had gone overseas for four months, so that meant too that they were not touring with their Mamba shows and living out of suitcases. Durban-born John loves his home city.

People who have read the book mob me - and there was this blind man who got a friend to read Spud to him. It will be shot at John's alma mater, Michaelhouse, the model for the school in the book.


Michaelhouse, John says, is mighty proud of its association with John and the book. At one stage Leon Schuster wanted to adapt the book to the big screen.

His director, Gray Hofmeyr, however, wanted to focus the screenplay on Spud's father whom Schuster wanted to play. John said no. Spud is soon plagued with women trouble, coerced into expulsion-worthy adventures, and frustrated to find his dreams of fame in tatters after landing the part of the Dove of Peace in a disastrous production of Noah's Ark.

Join Spud as he takes another tentative step forward while all around him the madness continues. Young Adult Fiction. My Embarrassing Dad's Gone Viral! Ben Davis. Spud-The Madness Continues Author s: Razorbill Availability: The Madness Continues Author s: Penguin Global Availability: Spud - The Madness Continues Author s:It was released in We all stopped in our tracks.

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Mb John van de Ruit : Spud-The Madness Continues before downloading it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Spud-The Madness Continues: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Due to his parents' difficult financial situation, he got into the school through a scholarship.

Spud reminds Crispo of himself when he was young and takes a likeness to him. Everything was creepy and lurking, like the dark spirits were following us along on our journey. Spud is soon plagued with women trouble, coerced into expulsion-worthy adventures, and frustrated to find his dreams of fame in tatters after landing the part of the Dove of Peace in a disastrous production of Noah?

He is described as being very muscular and has black hair. Geoff Lawson - A friend of Spud's in a different house.