July 06, To share a more specific taste of Robert Aickman's sublime storytelling, there's no substitute for the author's actual language, thus I'll link my comments to specific passages from the following sextet: THE STAINS "He knew bliss unequaled, unprecedented, assuredly unimagined. Moreover, the wonder lasted for longer than he would have conceived of as possible. That particularly struck him. Nell's flawed body was celestial. Nell herself was more wonderful than the dream of death. Nell could not possibly ….
July 02, I must say there is an irresistible storytelling charm to be found in each and every one. Wilt on high -. Grantchester grind -. The midden -. Wilt in nowhere -. The Gropes -.
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Hilarious as always. Some of his phrases are truly unforgettable!
Much of the book is laugh out loud humour. Dec 02, Dante rated it it was amazing. It's an incredible read. Jul 05, Sam rated it really liked it. Very funny will certainley make you smile. In my opinion in terms of humour I found Wilt alternative more funny than Wilt, weather that is just down to the fact I get Tom sharpe humour more now or fact it was just genrally more funny to me I don't know.
In the story Wilt is same old mellacholic self, despite fact he lives in much bigger house and has "quads". The story starts off with Wilt self loathing himself in beer after discovering a teacher in his depatment had made a student make love to Very funny will certainley make you smile. The story starts off with Wilt self loathing himself in beer after discovering a teacher in his depatment had made a student make love to toy crocodile. This followed by the bad news that his wife Eva wilt has rented the attic out at top of house to a irmgrad muller or gurdan schautz if you like, who turns out to be one of Britain most dangerous terriosts.
This leads to wilt house being a home for terriosts who think they can handle anyone until they meet Wilt family and a adament mrs de fracks who is wilts baby sitter and has lived through world war two. It also erouses attention of the police and last person they want to deal with is a mister Henry wilt.
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Sep 28, Michael rated it really liked it. That should be enough to make any of his fans read on. Eva is back as well, and in this 2nd Wilt book, the couple have been blessed with issue. Very blessed. With quadruplets!
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Bewildered as ever, Henry grasps for some sanity in his upside down world, and the only solution the beleaguered Department Head can come up with is to fall madly in love with the coed renting the apartment upstairs. Filled with the usual Sharpe wit his readers have come to expect, this 2nd Wilt entry will make you laugh out loud at turns and cheer the stalwart Eva on. Jun 02, David Szondy rated it really liked it. Henry Wilt's life never seems to go quite right. Even though he's now head of liberal studies at his college, it gives him even more headaches than when he was a teacher because now he not only has to deal with crude students, but raving revolutionary instructors as well.
His home life isn't much better. At his wife Eva's insistence, they now life in a great pile of a house where Eva can give full vent to her current enthusiasm for alternative living while their quadruplet daughters only become Henry Wilt's life never seems to go quite right. At his wife Eva's insistence, they now life in a great pile of a house where Eva can give full vent to her current enthusiasm for alternative living while their quadruplet daughters only become more horrifying as they grow older. Read more Mar 31, Benjamin Elliott rated it liked it.
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Wilt, the main character, is a somewhat listless academic. He's the head of his department, but doesn't really have the authority to do anything. He's riddled with anxieties and has all sorts of misadventures based on miscommunication and some poor decision making. I imagine if Don DeLillo wrote a comedy it would turn out a lot like this. I read it because my dad had it kicking around the house. It was funny, but not hilarious; enjoyable, but not good enough for me to go searching for more of his Wilt, the main character, is a somewhat listless academic.
It was funny, but not hilarious; enjoyable, but not good enough for me to go searching for more of his stuff. Feb 06, Ray Kelly rated it liked it. Tom Sharpe's first book about Henry Wilt, simply called Wilt, was so funny that I was disappointed in the second saga. For your own sake, read this only if you're a Sharpe fanatic. A very funny book that can be easily read in one stand.
I found myself laughing out loud several times fortunately I was at home and not in a public library. Thanks to their weird behaviour and implausible circunstances, the characters will be immersed in ridiculous situations, very well described by Sharpe's satyrical feather. Aug 16, Nticipate rated it liked it. They're not.
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I'd recommend Lodge to anyone who wants to have a fun time reading, anytime. This particular volume.. Maybe the other 3 will change my option, I sure hope so! Not as good as the first book in the series, but still a funny and entertaining read.
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Mar 14, Andrea rated it really liked it. Really entertaining, although some part was a bit too much. Oh, and the film Wilt is just too funny. It's on Youtube, you can watch it anytime! Sep 13, Alberto G. It's amazing how Tom Sharpe describes all personages. And they don't change their values in all the unbelievable situations. Hilarious, naughty, bold and fantasies of a mad mind. Great for you, Tom. Feb 08, Bryan Murphy rated it really liked it. Jolly good fun, though repeated excess does fray the humour somewhat by the end.