Faust Among Equals Paperback – 19 Jan 1995
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The management buy-out of Hell wasn't going quite as well as had been hoped. For a start, there had been that nasty business with the perjurors. Then came the news that the Most Wanted Man in History had escaped, and all just as the plans for the new theme park, EuroBosch, were under way.
About the Author
Tom Holt's first book was published when he was just thirteen and, to his horror, he was hailed as an infant prodigy. While studying at Oxford however he discovered Bar Billiards and turned from poetry to comic fiction.
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Come to think of it, a management buy out of 'the dark place', someone breaking out of there, and the merry cast of characters (from Faust, the protagonist, to Hieronymus Bosch, Helen of Troy, Leonardo da Vinci and a whole raft of others) almost cannot fail to combine into something hilarious.
The author demands some erudition from the readers, if they are to get the most out of it - still, this is not a book only a select few will be able to enjoy. And while the book and a handful of the topics handled therein are now already somewhat old, it all managed to age very gracefully - i.e. there are few if any references that the target audience is unlikely to get, due to them being from another era.
Overall I cannot recommend the book highly enough. If you are looking for something to ease your day, or want some laughter pronto, Lucky George and his crew will definitely deliver every single time.
(Except maybe "The better Mousetrap" by the same author)
(Or maybe "Good Omens")
(It's definitely top five anyway!)
Probably my favourite read that'll I'll be handing down to my children and more than likely reading to them at bedtime..