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His books are so funny they are actually believable!
on 22 January 2001
If you have read Riotuos Assembly and Indecent Exposure you may find this book a little less erratic. And maybe thats because its closer to home. Set in the University town of Cambridge the story is set around a very conservative university that survives by selling degrees to the rich and at all costs not letting 'real intellectuals' to enter. So when the Prime Minister appoints his most socialist of ministers, Sir Godber Evans - an ex Porterhouse student, to the post of Master the rest of the Fellows are united to prevent his 'radical changes' going forward. However the hero/villan of the story is not the Dean, the Bursarer or the Chaplain but the Colleges Porter - Skullion. Skullion, the 45 year serving head Porter has no illusions that it is as much his duty as any one elses to prevent the new master from fixing what is not broken, and he will do anything he can!
This book is more than funny, it is witty, clever and above all totally beliveable. When you read Tom Sharpes work it is hard to believe that his books are nearly 30 years old, yet as relevant as ever. If you love people like Ben Elton and his dry humourous, yet realistic books then you will LOVE Tom Sharpe who invented it!
BUY THEM ALL!