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on 25 May 2017
This and Indecent Exposure are the best that Tom Sharpe ever wrote. Having lived in South Africa during apartheid I can only say that he is spot on with life and attitudes during that period. Have read these books countless times and they still make me laugh/giggle.
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on 28 March 2017
A fantastic read with enough twists and turns to keep me entertained right too the end. Tells more about the apartheid times in South Africa than many a history book.
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on 21 June 2017
Laugh out loud comedy from Tom Sharpe. FABULOUS
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on 1 May 2017
Great books by Tom Sharpe
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on 29 December 2014
Writing of a different age and different mentality in South Africa. It's honesty is something I struggle with but is a eye opener. Good read for tom sharpe fans.
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on 9 June 2017
Excellent
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on 20 June 2017
Excellent read.
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on 2 June 2014
Started reading this on the plane to Turkey could not put it down. I had to ask the wife for a tissue I was in stitches.
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on 29 August 2004
Riotous Assembly is a hysterically funny satire, set in the mid 20th Century South Africa.
Sharpe has taken aspects of the South African police force, which would otherwise be of serious matter and turned it into a witty and enjoyable insight into the apartheid era.
Unique and quirky characters contribute to a twisting and intriguing plot, which will make your head spin.
Even if the subject matter does not appeal to all, Sharpe's savagely hillarious approach will make you laugh out loud.
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on 26 February 2000
You'll come across some hilariously funny characters, Kommandent Van Heerden a racist South African policemen who will stop at nothing but to maintain the white supremacy of the South African nation, Miss Hazelstone, eccentric and English, the Bishop victim of an arbitrary police campaign to convict him for the murder of a black cook and last but no least Konstable Els raving loony mad man.
All in all it's a comedy not for the light hearted, it starts of with the shooting of a black cook by the good natured nymphomaniac Miss Hazelstone, a shiny example of all that is English. However when the police come to find out that this cook happens to have been Miss Hazelstone's lover, engrossing in acts of bondage, rubber, viagra; does a campaign start to cover up or to face a crisis of the very worst kind of White domination in South Africa. Hilariously funny taking you into a fast paced drama of shooting, hanging, sex, sex and more sex. A must be for all.
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