Publish date: July 1st 2003
Pages no: 399
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, British Literature
This debut novel by the loquacious Stephen Fry was always likely to be embraced enthusiastically, emanating as it has from the pen of a popular polymath. One also gets the impression that SF has adhered to the old adage of 'write what you know', since the book is largely set in the world of public s...
This is such a first novel. It has all the aspiration of a first novel, complete with an author who can write - and we KNOW he can write. Unfortunately, the main character of this one - Adrian - is a bit of a bore, who lives up to every imaginable cliche associated with a public school boy, and t...
I am a big fan of Fry, the man is almost a nation institution now. I had read his biography last year, and though that it was great.However, this book, I just could not get on with. I couldn't get the characters, the plot was not twisted, it was muddled, and it took 200 pages or so for me to begin t...
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