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A poke with a Sharpe stick
on 15 March 2012
My first Tom Sharpe novel, recommended by a colleague.
Though full of that great British wit and sarcasm I wasn't that impressed. It's Certainly readable, but a little lacking in places.
Waldon Yapp, a hapless genius, takes on a job not realising he's being played as a pawn. As the story progresses he finds himself getting deeper and deeper into trouble as one coincidence after another goes against him, trapping him with, seemingly, no way out. Murder, money and mayhem abound this is one very well plotted misadventure.
I know plenty of people who love Tom Sharpe and I'd certainly try give another of his novels a try. But this wasn't as funny as I thought it was going to be.