Publish date: August 5th 2004
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Puh das war eine schwere Aufgabe, mich durch dieses Buch zu quälen. Den britischen Humor in Reinform, wie er im Klappentext avisiert wird, habe ich vergeblich gesucht und nicht gefunden. Zuerst war mir die Hauptperson, ein alternder Schriftsteller und die Geschichte drumherum zu zynisch. Ich hab zwa...
Straight out, this one was a bit weird. Weird, but compelling, because the main character, poet Edward Lennox Wallace (Tedward), is a cantankerous, misogynistic, drunken snob who becomes the unlikely investigator of a country house mystery. After losing his job at newspaper, Tedward's goddaught...
it's laugh-out-loud funny at times, and pleasant the rest of the time. ted wallace, the poet protagonist seems a modern version of bertie wooster, up until the end, when he has shows the perspicacity of jeeves. i suspect it isn't a coincidence fry, and his best friend hugh laurie, starred in the BBC...
The cantankerous, alcoholic, abusive, yet strangely charming hero of The Hippopotamus is clearly based on the late Kingsley Amis, and you can view the whole book as a kind of homage to him. It's a first-person narrative; it starts off with the hero being sacked from his job as a theatre critic for y...
Not for the prim. proper or faint of heart.Hysterically funny.
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