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My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl
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Oct 28, 2010

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Uncle Oswald and his co-conspirators want to get rich by stealing and preserving the sperm of the living great people of the time, hoping to sell them after their demise for huge profits to women who want to have genius babies. In their quest they visit Monet, Picasso, Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust and many others, even king Albert I of Belgium.

A classic and funny novel by Roald Dahl and something totally different than the children's stories he is most famous for. The amoral behaviour of the main characters resembles that in the not so well known, nihilistic book Cocaine by Sicilian author Pitigrilli. But Roald Dahl writes a lot more fluent. Because the descriptions are great and really funny, you'll have finished this book before you know it.

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