The Great Pursuit (Tom Sharpe)

The story of a publisher, Frensic, who convinces an unimaginative would-be author, Peter Piper, to pretend authorship of a wildly successful, pornographic novel. It’s a funny book, though not riotously so. Its plot is devious and twisted, but though there’s sex and a riot and some explosions, it seems restrained compared to other Sharpe books. The story twists and turns its way to a delicious conclusion. The book’s closing sections are hilarious. Heartily recommended to anyone who likes a laugh and enjoys seeing pomposity punctured.
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61 HOURS (Lee Child)

12fdf1afe5587333b2a9ba7df6f6040aHad to see what all the hype is about so I plunged into adventure number 14. I can’t take the main character’s surname seriously though, lol. A charming phrase keeps popping into my mind instead. So I will refer to him in a number of different ways… [Read more…]

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