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The Amorous Umbrella

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 271 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Doubleday Books
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Aug 11, 2013 Greg rated it liked it
This is a strange little book. It wasn't really for me but I did very much respect what Kaye was doing and the brilliance of his creation. He really knows his subject matter and employs it very creatively. He generally spends time in three worlds: a fairy tale world, a soap opera world, and a Shakespeare world. Oddly, I enjoyed the soap opera section the most.
Aug 13, 2011 Josephine rated it really liked it
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I didn't like this quite as much as the predecessor; once the Reveal's been made, the sequel had better come up with something more thrilling...and this doesn't quite live up to the first book, though it's amusing to see Fillmore/Phillimore try to squirm out of the various entrapments the women he meets present him.
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MARVIN KAYE is the author of sixteen novels, including his Dickensian pastiche, The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge, now optioned to be made into a feature film, and his just-completed sequel to Frankenstein, as well as the terrifying Fantastique and Ghosts of Night and Morning; the SF cult classics, The Incredible Umbrella and (coauthored with Parke Godwin) The Masters of Solitude, and the ...more
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