- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Pan Books; New edition edition (13 Feb. 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330263382
- ISBN-13: 978-0330263382
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.1 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,929,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Wilt Alternative Paperback – 13 Feb 1981
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"Made me laugh aloud...a delight from beginning to end." (Sunday Telegraph)
"A caustic, inventive comic novel." (Times Literary Supplement)
"A farce touching fingers with a rich comic vision...sublime orgiastic satire." (Guardian)
"His wit is devastating, his eye for detail exacting, his prose polished, serpentine, elegant and deadly ... as savvy and savage as Evelyn Waugh ... as dazzingly inventive and bizarrely original as P.G. Wodehouse" (Detroit News)
"Sharpe is the funniest novelist currently writing ... I sat curled up with laughter" (Time Out) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Henry Wilt returns for the second Wilt novel, to battle bureaucrats, politicians, terrorists and much more, at Fenland College. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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It all started for me when I bought "Wilt" by mistake! Since then I got the whole Tom Sharpe collection. I just finished reading this one and I though I would share my thoughts with you.
Well, as I said, Wilt is back. He is head of Liberal Studies now, with 4 "Eva look-alikes" daughters, and with the same dark thoughts in his mind. Inspector Flint is back as well and he can't believe his luck! As always, misunderstandings are present again and Wilt is performing "alternative" terrorism acts, due to his wife's obsession with anything alternative in life, hence the title. If you have not discovered Tom Sharpe yet, don't waste your time, this is a sure bet and he is going to make you laugh, really!! The Wilt alternative is a perfect sequel to the first book and is highly recommended. Well, that's all from me. I am leaving you now as I have another book waiting for me...."Wilt on high"....
He continues to try and lead a normal life, oblivious to the chaos that he is creating, innocently fratenising with terrorists, but ending up looking like the guilty party.
Its witty ans satiric...and lads will never walk home drunk again!
After the escapades in the first novel ‘Wilt’ we find that he has now moved home with his wife and that they have quadruplets (all girls) and he is now Head of Liberal Studies. The wife, Eva Wilt is currently into alternative medicines and self-sufficiency.
As Wilt gets embroiled in an incident at the college, which centres on a video made of simulated sex with a crocodile, at home he is lusting after the lovely female German that Eva has taken in as a lodger. Of course, in Wilt’s world nothing ever runs smoothly and he soon finds himself caught up in international terrorism. If catching his manhood in a rose bush whilst trying to take a leak isn’t enough, then terrorists taking hostages in his house, and the Police and Special Forces encamped around the perimeter is surely more than a person can take.
Follow the Wilt family in this hysterical novel as they prove more than a match for the Police, Special Forces, and most definitely terrorists. Even Inspector Flint who can’t forgive Wilt for their last encounter has to doff his hat this time in admiration. This is very funny and quite well observed and is still a joy to read.
I had completely forgotten just how great Tom's book are. I read the first in a couple of days. Devoured the second and I am now reading the third. And I've swapped the bus for a train and I am still laughing out loud in public.
Brilliant read if you're a fan of Tom Sharpe, and if you like think you can enjoy the sterotypes of england 1970-80 then this is perfect for you too! Hilarious!
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For any Tom Sharpe fan this is wonderfully funny but you need to have read Wilt 1 first.Published 4 months ago by B. Langford
Forgotten how funny this was. Read it years ago. Must have a good sense of humour.Published 8 months ago by Gillijarmas
The second in the Wilt series of books, which is, in my opinion, funnier than the first. The introductions of the quads adds a whole new dimension, and their comments on Wilt's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tracey 1
Its one of those books that can make you laugh till you cry. I 've read nearly all the wilt series and I keep re -reading them .I think they are greatPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer