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The Hippopotamus - Stephen Fry
The Hippopotamus
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3.43 105
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099457039 (0099457032)
Publisher: Arrow
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
2.5 Typisch Britischer Humor? ......na dann Gute Nacht!
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...
BrokenTune rated it
3.5 The Hippopotamus
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...
modusa rated it
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...
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
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...
eshchory rated it
4.0 The Hippopotamus
Not for the prim. proper or faint of heart.Hysterically funny.
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