Stephen Fry The Liar

ISBN 13: 9780749336110

The Liar

 
9780749336110: The Liar

Stephen Fry's first novel involves the fabrication of a lost pornographic novel by Charles Dickens and a number of other indecent inventions. The tale begins when a public schoolboy inadvertently observes the murder of a Hungarian violinist.

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Review:

Praise for "The Liar"

"The spirits of Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh glower benignly over this very funny first novel . . . An ingenious plot filled with surprises and glittering with hilarious, often indecent inventions."
--"The New York Times Book Review "

"Transforms the sophomoric into the sophisticated."
--"Los Angeles Times"

"A quite brilliant first novel."
--"Sunday Times"

"Hilarious--page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy."
--"Literary Review"

"Brilliantly entertaining and consistently outrageous"
--"Daily Mail"

"Sublime"
--"Cosmopolitan"

Praise for "The Liar"
"Smutty, naughty and outrageously hilarious . . . Brace yourselves for a dickens of a wicked good time."
--"Boston Globe"
"The spirits of Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh glower benignly over this very funny first novel . . . An ingenious plot filled with surprises and glittering with hilarious, often indecent inventions."
--"The New York Times "
"A quite brilliant first novel."
--"Sunday Times"
"Brilliantly entertaining and consistently outrageous."
--"Daily Mail"
"Sublime."
--"Cosmopolitan"
"Wicked."
--"Elle"
"Transforms the sophomoric into the sophisticated."
--"Los Angeles Times"
"Fry's jokes have a ring of seriousness . . . A witty and entertaining send-up."
--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Mr. Fry's book is wonderfully funny and (as funny weren't enough) absorbingly plotted. His characters are witty and endearing and his dialogue will leave you grinning with delight even as you wonder a shade wistfully why none of your friends can talk this way."
--Joe Keenan, Executive Producer of "Frasier" and "Desperate Housewives"
"Hilariously erudite."
--"Out"
"Will have you howling."
--"In"
"Wicked, galloping entertainment."
--"Boston Phoenix"
" "
"Very funny, full of intelligence and ideas, Post-Punk E.F. Benson."
--"Spectator"
"Hilarious--page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy."
--"Literary Review"
"A book that is not only funny, clever and touching, but is the perfect size."
--Rita Rudner
"A huge critical and popular success in Britain . . . it is coruscatingly funny, often quite shocking and profoundly irreverent. Its hero is Adrian Healey, who assumes a wildly gay persona (and is one of the few Wilde imitators who can verbally live up to the original) but whose besetting problem is a lack of contact with reality . . . Many will find themselves helpless with laughter."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Dizzyingly, peerlessly sophomoric."
--"Kirkus Reviews"

Praise for"The Liar"
Smutty, naughty and outrageously hilarious . . . Brace yourselves for a dickens of a wicked good time.
"Boston Globe"
The spirits of Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh glower benignly over this very funny first novel . . . An ingenious plot filled with surprises and glittering with hilarious, often indecent inventions.
"The New York Times "
A quite brilliant first novel.
"Sunday Times"
Brilliantly entertaining and consistently outrageous.
"Daily Mail"
Sublime.
"Cosmopolitan"
Wicked.
"Elle"
Transforms the sophomoric into the sophisticated.
"Los Angeles Times"
Fry s jokes have a ring of seriousness . . . A witty and entertaining send-up.
"San Francisco Chronicle"
Mr. Fry s book is wonderfully funny and (as funny weren t enough) absorbingly plotted. His characters are witty and endearing and his dialogue will leave you grinning with delight even as you wonder a shade wistfully why none of your friends can talk this way.
Joe Keenan, Executive Producer of "Frasier" and "Desperate Housewives"
Hilariously erudite.
"Out"
Will have you howling.
"In"
Wicked, galloping entertainment.
"Boston Phoenix"
""
Very funny, full of intelligence and ideas, Post-Punk E.F. Benson.
"Spectator"
Hilarious page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy.
"Literary Review"
A book that is not only funny, clever and touching, but is the perfect size.
Rita Rudner
A huge critical and popular success in Britain . . . it is coruscatingly funny, often quite shocking and profoundly irreverent. Its hero is Adrian Healey, who assumes a wildly gay persona (and is one of the few Wilde imitators who can verbally live up to the original) but whose besetting problem is a lack of contact with reality . . . Many will find themselves helpless with laughter.
"Publishers Weekly"
Dizzyingly, peerlessly sophomoric.
"Kirkus Reviews""

From the Publisher:

Stephen Fry’s first novel is a humorous adventure in which a public schoolboy witnesses the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist and finds himself drawn into the ensuing investigation.

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Fry, Stephen:
Editore: Mandarin, reprint, 1993, (1993)
ISBN 10: 0749336110 ISBN 13: 9780749336110
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Descrizione libro Mandarin, reprint, 1993, 1993. paperback, very good condition,367pp. Fry's first novel - outrageous. Codice libro della libreria 1112

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