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Becas flacas (Porterhouse Blue #2)

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Los lectores de Zafarrancho en Cambridge recordarán que Poterhouse era un college que nunca se distinguió por su nivel académico, pero donde la cocina era excelente y no era muy difícil conseguir un título. Ahora, unos años después, todo sigue poco más o menos como entonces, pero ciertos nubarrones se ciernen en el horizonte. La viuda de Sir Godber Evans, un rector bienint ...more
Paperback, Compactos #334, 374 pages
Published March 15th 2004 by Anagrama (first published 1995)
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Akhil
Nov 15, 2009 Akhil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Humorous. Stiff upper lip humour :) Can never be as good as P.G.Wodehouse, but nevertheless British humour. So its good.
Ray Kelly
Tom Sharpe’s Granchester Grind is another satire of British politics and society. Subtitled A Porterhouse Chronicle; the novel is a sequel, some years after, to Sharpe's great English university satire, Porterhouse Blue. The earlier novel really must be read before the sequel. In this book Sharpe makes great fun of the British (snobbish, prudish, self-righteous) and also Americans (loud, vulgar, stupid). However it started to become a little repetitive. In this book we're back on the Cambridge c ...more
Andrew Burford
A chronicle of Porterhouse College, Cambridge, the acidly-Sharpe humour served up by the author is as sumptuous as a fellows feast. Dripping with hysterical characters, the book plots the chaotic attempts to spare the ancient institution from financial ruin, led by a coterie of dysfunctional men marooned in a glorious past, which is slowly and painfully being eroded. The Master (Skullion), formerly the Head Porter, the Dean, Senior Tutor, Bursar and Praelector conspire and scheme and cross metap ...more
Paul
Sep 30, 2010 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
Lots of laugh out loud moments but a bit of a weak ending.
Ana Maria
Feb 20, 2013 Ana Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a great time when reading this novel.
Carlos Adrian
Sharpe hace que uno quiera conocer Cambridge.
Palmyrah
Aug 12, 2013 Palmyrah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I'd read all Tom Sharpe's books, including this one, ages go, but I was mistaken; I'd confused it with another title. What an unexpected treat to discover a brand-new (to me) novel by this late master of cruel comedy!

And it is very, very good. I found it, for instance, much funnier than the novel to which it is a sequel, Porterhouse Blue. That book suffered from the lack of even one sympathetic character, as well as from the tired use of some stock Sharpe plot elements, characters, etc
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Lee Belbin
More intrigue about Porterhouse college at Cambridge. Old dons and rituals, a death and plotting. A fair read but not up to his usual standard. Didn't manage a chuckle.
Wilton314
Feb 16, 2014 Wilton314 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
I read the Grantchester Grind because I'd enjoyed the other Tom Sharpe novels and to see what would happen after the events of Porterhouse Blue. I'd read that one quite a while ago so it took me a while to work out who the characters were again and what they had done previously. This book adds new characters into the usual Tom Sharpe mix of mayhem and mirth. The story is quite well put together but I found the ending a little too convenient, almost as if the author got himself into the story too ...more
Richard Beasley
Mar 02, 2014 Richard Beasley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Compared to Porterhouse Blue this is a traverse. Avoid.
Jon Tweddle
3rd Sharpe I've read, and BAU really.

I counted 3 'laugh out loud' moments, and a few chapters I couldn't put down. Slightly weak ending though.

There is definitely something funny about elderly posh people saying 'fuck'; and for this, Tom Sharpe should be eternally grateful!

Jeremy
Mar 16, 2016 Jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. Vintage Sharpe
Ignacio Torres masdeu
I did read this one on my early teens. Ten years later I lived on Cambridge for a while and I read it again ten years after living in Cambridge. Lots of fun greatly enhanced by the fact of knowing the customs and ways of a Cambridge college.
Angel Serrano
En un colegio de Cambridge se llega a la bancarrota por mala gestión financiera. La investigación de un asesinato y el blanqueo de dinero confluyen para poner en peligro la tradición. Sin embargo, los "fllows" demostrarán una astucia inesperada.
Brian Coats
Mildly amusing, but not of the calibre of his earlier novels. Inventive, perverted, but without the page-turning plot devices I have come to love from Tom Sharpe.
Bigriggers01
Apr 06, 2016 Bigriggers01 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book certainly has its moments of hilarity , but in my opinion it's just a bit too long, and there are lengthy passages where the humour begins to flag.
Daniel Vidal
Quizás el más flojo de los libros de Tom Sharpe.
Neil
Aug 10, 2009 Neil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ultimately disappointing. Unbelievable characters and less than amusing in most parts.
Roland
May 15, 2009 Roland rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's not a Wilt but still quite Sharpe
Cameron Kashani
Jul 28, 2013 Cameron Kashani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic Tom Sharpe. Really good.
Conor O'mahony
One of his best books
Tommy Verhaegen
May 22, 2015 Tommy Verhaegen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paper_en, humor
Lovely sequel.
Nancy Laney
Porterhouse #2
Nancy Laney
Porterhouse #2
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Tom Sharpe was an English satirical author, born in London and educated at Lancing College and at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After National Service with the Royal Marines he moved to South Africa in 1951, doing social work and teaching in Natal, until deported in 1961.

His work in South Africa inspired the novels Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure. From 1963 until 1972 he was a History lectur
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