The big screen adaptation of the second Spud book – Spud: The Madness Continues …, written by John van de Ruit, hits our big screens today!
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The year is 1991, and Spud Milton’s long walk to manhood is still creeping along at an unnervingly slow pace. Approaching the ripe old age of fifteen and still no highly anticipated pubescent signs of manhood, Spud is coming to terms with the fact that he may well be a freak of nature. With a mother hell-bent on emigrating, a father making a killing out of selling homemade moonshine, and a demented grandmother called Wombat, the new year seems to offer little except extreme embarrassment and more mortifying Milton madness.
But Spud is returning to a boarding school where he is no longer the youngest or the smallest among the boys. His dormitory mates, known as the Crazy Eight, have an unusual new member and his house has a new clutch of first years. If Spud thinks his second year will be a breeze, however, he is seriously mistaken. He is soon beset with girl trouble, coerced into misguided late-night adventures, and finds his dreams of a famous career on the stage in tatters after landing the part of the ‘Dove of Peace’ in a disastrous house play production of Noah’s Ark.
To top it all off, boarding master Sparerib and his prefects, Death Breath and Earthworm are devising a devious plan to get Spud and the Crazy 8 expelled. If you have read the book, you know that the film will be hilarious, bitter-sweet, tragic and real. Join Spud as he takes another tentative step forward while all around him the madness continues.
About the author
John van de Ruit is an actor, playwright and author who was educated at Michaelhouse and received a Masters degree in Drama and Performance studies from the University of KwaZulu – Natal. His debut novel, Spud, is a publishing phenomenon in South Africa, smashing all local fiction records.
Following Spud’s release in September 2005, the sequel Spud – The Madness Continues… (2007) received rave reviews and both books have since been published around the globe. The penultimate book in the side-splitting series, Spud – Learning to Fly, was released in June 2009. The final book in the series, Spud – Exit, Pursued by a Bear was released in August 2012.
The Spud series has sold over half a million copies in South Africa alone. A feature film of John’s first novel, Spud, was released in Southern Africa in December 2010 starring John Cleese and Troye Sivan. The first film debuted at number one at the South African box office and is being distributed internationally.
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