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- Listening Length: 2 hours and 56 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Abridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 20 Sept. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009GCHREK
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It turned me into a big fan of his, but I did not enjoy his novels so much. This format I think gives you the best of him. He says in the intro. that he used to get loads of desperate requests from readers for copies of articles he'd done; later you see why. Actually the introduction is one of the best bits as he is SO ironic, modest and more witty than anyone I've ever read. In fact simply, Fry = Wit. If anyone else finds a book similar then please, please contact me.
I don't think I can recommend this book highly enough - of course, Mr. Fry's wit and ear for parody never let him down, but then you'd maybe expect that. What might be more of a surprise is what an incisive commentator and critic he can be. Every topic Mr. Fry writes about is illuminated by his efforts - be it cricket, 'Clause 28', the Father Brown stories, Sherlock Holmes, socks, sex or Bernard Levin. Be careful how you use this volume though - once you open 'Paperweight', there's a fair chance the rest of the day will have to be given over to its perusal.
I would say the highlight of the book is a series of transcripts of Donald Trefusus a university professor covering all manner of strange topics.
It's a strange book to try and explain, and I don't think I've done a very good job myself, so I'll just say that it is well worth owning - you will not be disappointed.
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There are some very funny bits, lots of words need looking up!Published 18 months ago by Mrs. Nicola L. Ott
You seldom go wrong with Stephen Fry! Intelligent and witty! This is a book I will read more than once!Published 20 months ago by Gunilla Nyhlen
Didn't read it. Was for someone else. He liked it. I like him on the telly. Very clever nutter. 7Published on 4 Feb. 2013 by Mr Joe Doig