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The Republic of Whores (Cloth) [Hardcover]

J Skvorecky


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22 May 1997
Set in the not-too-distant past, this comic and exuberantly lustful tale by the author of "The Miracle Game" is also a savage parody of life under foreign occupation. The conscripts of a Czech battalion prepare themselves for inevitable war with the US - using unconventional tactics.
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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co.; 1st American Ed edition (22 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880013710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880013710
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 14.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,128,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books to come out of central europe 25 July 1999
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The humor in this book is only exceeded by the biting commentary found throughout the text. This is a must read for anyone forced to endure conscription into any army in the world (and there are all kinds of those).
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read...!! 1 Dec 2012
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This book is just classics! For anyone who wants to know how iron curtain armies really worked...
(btw: there is a movie as well... the movie is really funny). People not living in that era might not get all jokes and allusions... but even without that the book is just great.
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