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I was not disappointed the second time around. The story is beyond all reality but totally enjoyable and funny. The characters may be caricatures but that is what makes it so enjoyable. It is definitely black comedy and sure to be offensive to some, that is in part what the book pokes fun at.

This was the first Tom Sharpe novel I ever read and because of it I have gone on to read nearly all his other books. Balthazar-Lawson Mar 30, A rich, ruthless and capitalistic old man Lord Petrefact decides to take revenge on his family for apparently no reason by exposing the dubious family history. For this purpose he hires a eccentric and socialist professor Mr. Yapp lands up in Buscott, the town from which the family fortunes originated, and creates chaos in the town. He is later implicated in the murder of the town dwarf.

We don't always get when the author is trying to be funny and when he is bemoaning the plight of the lower classes. This is a a strictly ok read. Tom Sharpe wrote an adicting book describing how one's intentions can be misinterpreted and every action lead to the opposite end. A left wing Professor set his goals on ruining a Tycoon's reputation but ended up in prison with a life sentence himself, through a series of misunderstangings. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

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No current Talk conversations about this book. This is the second time I've read this book. Balthazar-Lawson Mar 30, A rich, ruthless and capitalistic old man Lord Petrefact decides to take revenge on his family for apparently no reason by exposing the dubious family history. PIER50 Feb 13, How can so much go so terribly wrong?

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You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Ancestral Vices. Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language. Lord Petrefact pressed the bell on the arm of his wheelchair and smiled. Besides, it was a nice day, and Miss Emmelia had said she could have a rabbit in a hutch if she promised not to let it loose among the lettuce.

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Buy from. Professor of Demotic History at the University of Kloone, Yapp spends his days highlighting the corrupt capitalistic nature of the upper-classes, and his nights feeding Doris his computer the information he has gathered So when capitalist Lord Petrefact hires him to write a damaging family history, Yapp seizes the chance to chronicle the corrupt life of the Petrefact family. Going through a car wash will never feel the same again.

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