- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 714 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Giles Curtis; A raucous Tom Sharpe style comedy edition (16 May 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KE79O56
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Badger and Blondie's Beaver (A raucous Tom Sharpe style comedy) Kindle Edition
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The book goes off into far too many wandering sub-plots, each more vacuous and disconnected than the previous one.The author effectively tries far too hard to amuse his reader, but lacks the depth (and the irony) of the greats such as Tom Sharpe or Leslie Thomas. And like any comic who is seen to be struggling to keep or amuse their audience, the audience (in this case, the reader) is left feeling a little uncomfortable. Sorry, Mr Curtis, I have read more entertaining and original electricity bills than this book of yours.
Take failing city trainees, a (curiously, South African) boss, a nebulous (and unnecessary reference) to Debbie Harry's anatomy, sex aids, inept policemen and an obsessive tax inspector, throw in a brothel and you end up with a crude imitation of Tom Sharpe - albeit completely devoid of social comment, irony or original humour. As an avid fan of Sharpe, the whole story line of this book (such as it is) appears to be an amalgam of many of his original works.
No spoilers from me, the story line is too crass to even bother, it relies on far too many improbable coincidences and has the subtlety of a comic strip version of The Miller's Tale and less entertainment value than a budget speech. I have given it one star more than the book is (in my opinion) actually worth, as I believe that the author is capable of much better
Furthermore, there is much too many coincidences to make the story plausible.
There is far too much going on to make it a satisfying read.
I do enjoy seeing some of the same characters reappear in each of Curtis' books. Wouldn't have minded finding out what happened to Jaques Magier this time around though. Until next time!
Title speaks for itself, this one certainly is raucous!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book made me laugh out loud, easily as funny as Tom SharpePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
If this guy got this published there is hope for all of us, enough saidPublished 12 months ago by reefworld
A little slow in parts and personally not as funny as some of the authors other novelsPublished 13 months ago by Smiler
Could not put it down what a brilliant imagination unless it was from personal experience! Will definitely read more of his books.Published 16 months ago by Mr Bryan A Webb