Puppenmord (Wilt #1)
Wilt is given to elaborate and vindictive fantasies about his wife, the massive, domineering Eva. But when Eva becomes a Missing Person, following an embarrassing incident at a party they both attend, the police want to question Wilt.
Wenn Sharpe von "Fleisch 1" oder "Gas 3" berichtet, sieht man die Schulklasse ...more
I still do think Wodehouse trumps Sharpe writing-wise. It could be since I do like laughing out aloud after plowing through the prolix. That, only the master can ...more
Una narración que explica los líos en los que se mete un profesor de instituto profesional al soñar con matar a su esposa. Entretenida.
Al final de sobran unas cuantas páginas, la parte del interrogatorio se me hizo pelín pesada.
Note to publishers: you could sell a lot more of his books by ditching whichever seaside caricaturist you got to do the original artwork.
So how does the reputation compare to the reality? Well, at least fifty percent justified, which is pretty darn good. The sections in particular, where Wilt, wrongly accused of murder, faces down the detective, his accuser, are absurd brilli ...more
Henry Wilt is an Assistant Lecturer (Grade Two)at the Fenland College of Arts and Technology, teaching Candide and Lord of the Flies to Apprentice Gasfitters and Meatcutters as part of a government mandated enrich ...more
I will not give away the situations he gets involved with but when his fantasies about killing out his wife suddenly and surprisingly take on a deranged reality you can imagine the co ...more
Un libro con una hi ...more
It's odd reading satire that is a few decades out of date but still spot on. I will be doing what I failed to do all those years ago and add Sharpe to my readi ...more
Le nom de ce satiriste anglais m'était vaguement connu. J'avais déjà remarqué chez 10/18 sa série des Wilt et ses sous-titres loufoques : "Comment se débarrasser d'un crocodile, de terroristes et d'une jeune fille au pair" (Wilt 2), "Comment ...more
It's about a rather depressed, anti-social individual named Henry wilt who is fed up with his job at tech which he has had for ten years in a row and his wife who he been married to for twelvs years and fantasizes about killing her regulary on walks with his dog. It is one night after a horrid party his wife dragged him to, he decides to but thoughts into action with a plastic doll he had been humiliated with at the very sa ...more
The backcover promised me “the funniest detective story in years”, and other twists on the word “hilarious”, but while this was amusing, I didn’t laugh ou ...more
Tom sharpe is a very famous author who writes about class difference in a country. he is very famous for his satirical remarks in his book (wh ...more
And in reading it, I found myself discovering for the first time the brilliance of Tom Sharpe, who writes comedy so well, I found it impossible not to laugh aloud as I turned the pages. I don’t say this lightly; there are extremely few writers out there who can write comedy and expect to generate any sort of a physical response. Whilst reading this book, I accidentall ...more
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Author: Tom Sharpe
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Ternyata pas baca gw jadi sadar kenapa buk ...more
Tiene escenas divertidas, esto es innegable, y seguro que muchas sutilezas se pierden en la traducción, pero no pude evitar aburrirme con esas escenas de interrogatorio eternas y con esas escenas en la barca de lo más repetitivas, con ese personaje que es Eva y que no tiene ni pizca de gracia. Además, esas bromas soeces y ese lenguaje procaz pierden efectividad a medida que avanza la lectura, y es probable que hayan resistido mal el paso del tiempo.
Un libro corto, entretenido, desternillante, co ...more
Okay, maybe not all the aaaall the way off, but still this is about as funny as writing gets.
I love all sharpe's work. I really can't decide between this and Porterhouse Blue for my favourite. The good news is you don't have to. Pure class.
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His work in South Africa inspired the novels Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure. From 1963 until 1972 he was a History lectur ...more