Hard gelach

  • Title: Hard gelach
  • Author: Tom Sharpe Wiebe Buddingh'
  • ISBN: 9061691443
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Hard gelach | by ☆ Tom Sharpe Wiebe Buddingh' - Hard gelach, Hard gelach When Miss Hazelstone of Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime of passion the gallant members of the South African police force are soon upon the scene Kommandant van Heerden whos
    [PDF] Hard gelach | by ☆ Tom Sharpe Wiebe Buddingh' - Hard gelach, Hard gelach When Miss Hazelstone of Jacaranda Park kills her Zulu cook in a sensational crime of passion the gallant members of the South African police force are soon upon the scene Kommandant van Heerden whos

    • [PDF] Hard gelach | by ☆ Tom Sharpe Wiebe Buddingh'
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    About Tom Sharpe Wiebe Buddingh'


    1. Tom Sharpe was an English satirical author, born in London and educated at Lancing College and at Pembroke College, Cambridge After National Service with the Royal Marines he moved to South Africa in 1951, doing social work and teaching in Natal, until deported in 1961.His work in South Africa inspired the novels Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure From 1963 until 1972 he was a History lecturer at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, which inspired his Wilt series Wilt, The Wilt Alternative, Wilt on High and Wilt in Nowhere.His novels feature bitter and outrageous satire of the apartheid regime Riotous Assembly and its sequel Indecent Exposure , dumbed or watered down education the Wilt series , English class snobbery Ancestral Vices, Porterhouse Blue, Grantchester Grind , the literary world The Great Pursuit , political extremists of all stripes, political correctness, bureaucracy and stupidity in general Characters may indulge in bizarre sexual practices, and coarser characters use very graphic and or profane language in dialogue Sharpe often parodies the language and style of specific authors commonly associated with the social group held up for ridicule Sharpe s bestselling books have been translated into many languages.


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    1. This book is simply hysterical It is difficult to recommend to people as they tend to give you a very strange look when you explain that it is a satire of apartheid South Africa written by a white South African This book is an exemplary piece of modern satire The first time I read it, I was commuting on a public train and was laughing out loud the entire time My mother and I would read it out loud to each other and laugh so hard we cried In some parts it was impossible to read aloud because we w [...]

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    2. Scene A deserted road in New Zealand In the distance, we see a bus bombing along the highway at high speed, slowing down and then screeching to a halt.Interior Bus Bus driver turns in his seat, a look of concern on his face We hear a kind of strange wheezing sound, which is both alarming and somehow amusing Is someone having a heart attack An epileptic seizure The bus driver gets out of his seat and approaches the passenger who is making these strange sounds, collapsed onto his side in the empty [...]

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    3. Hilariante, delirante, de um humor negro completo e surreal Uma leitura muito divertida

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    4. Tom Sharpe died last week and it moved me to go back and reread him And boy does he hold up well This book, written in 1970, is a brilliant, scathing, savagely funny look at South Africa under Apartheid If P G Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh had made a baby author, he might have turned out to be somebody like Tom Sharpe making astute political criticism in a voice that is utterly irreverent, perverse and hilarious.The plot is absurdly wonderful an elderly British gentlewoman calls the local police to [...]

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    5. I have always loved the work of Tom Sharpe I constantly regret the day I decided not to see him talk at our local library The man had such a statical and biting wit born from his own person experiences This book and its sequel are perfect examples of his own experiences shaping a story and personally I feel giving it far relevance and weight for it Normally I would try and shy away from commenting about the story, however I can say that the description of this book the blurb pretty much covers [...]

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    6. Just finished this one and jumped right in to Indecent Exposure I wish I had discovered this author sooner It s one of the funniest things I ve read in a long time I m a little on the sensitive side, though, so was shocked from time to time I love how the characters will seem to be operating at cross purposes and end up helping each other It was a little bit predictable as far as who was going to come out on top, but since the element of suspense is beside the point of the novel, no complaints A [...]

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    7. This may be the single funniest book I have ever read While reading, I had to put the book down so many times because there were so many laugh out loud moments, it increased the time it took to read significantly I read most of this while relaxing in my local pub During those times I had no less than two complete strangers ask me what I was reading, as the needed to know what could make a person laugh so often and so hard.Not only should it be on your To Read list, it should be moved directly to [...]

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    8. Simply brilliantLaugh out loud loudly, frequently.Had to stop as I was drawing attention to myself on the trainAlthough it s 40 years old, and fortunately apartheid is gone, this is hysterically funny Not necessarily realistic, but simply a farce of quite bad taste that comes from stupidity and failure to communicate But it does give a nasty insight to racism, and pokes such fun at it.

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    9. I totally agree Here one is absolutely helpless with mirth, in the clutches of a master satirist, and one with a laser eye for human foibles of all stripes and colors This book is a must readen follow up with Indecent Exposure the sequel to Riotous Assembly.You won t be sorry.Read Riotous Assembly 3 times, laughed until I cried each time.

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    10. This author gets my Big Brass Balls Award Not many authors writing comedy would go near the issue of apartheid and racism in South Africa It s not a funny topic But Sharpe s depictions of rednecks, racists, and bigots are as brutal as the crimes they have committed against humanity Sharpe is an overlooked author and this is where you should start One of a kind.

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    11. Dark satirical humour in which Holt shows just how dumb Apartheid was in South Africa by turning everything up to a ridiculous level Funny enough to make me cry whilst making an remarkable point I haven t come across many authors that can manage this.

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    12. I swear it reads like a Monty Python movie Funny and disturbing at the same time Sadly members of the police force and other authority figures in this novel reminded me of past presidents here in the USA.

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    13. This book made me laugh out loud too many times to count I highly recommend this if you aren t easily offended.

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    14. Pure hilarity from beginning to end A delicious blend of satire and farce shot through with caricature like characterisation, dazzling wit and healthy dollops of smut Manages to send up and satirise the whole history of South Africa up to the apartheid era and still contain scenes of cartoon violence featuring policemen and attack dogs squeezing each other s knackers Kommandant van Heerden, Konstabel Els and Lieutenant Verkramp the book s central characters are all amusingly flawed boneheads and [...]

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    15. When she looked around her, there didn t seem to be any significant difference between life in the mental hospital and life in South Africa as a whole Black madmen did all the work, while white lunatics lounged about imagining they were God You know when they say there s always a grain of truth in every joke Well, that s precisely what Sharpe does in this novel He harshly criticizes the Apartheid system in South Africa through the most absurd yet extremely witty dialogues and situations Simply b [...]

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    16. Warning for mild spoilersBrilliant, brilliant satire of segregation in South Africa, and especially the useless and deplorable South African police force The first half of the book is pure farcical genius, like Fawlty Towers in literary form as a seemingly straightforward prolem develops slowly but surely into all out siege warfare The characters are broadly sketched, as you would expect from a comedy, but they are utterly unforgettable the misguided and dim witted racist Kommandant van Heerden, [...]

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    17. When I was 17 the first chapter of this was read to us in class We fell about laughing at the imbecility of the South African police characters.At that time, the Apartheid regime in South Africa against whom this satire was tilted was hardening against resistance Amazingly, on initial publication in the US, the novel had been boycotted over its dedication For all those members of the South African Police Force whose lives are dedicated to the preservation of Western Civilisation in Southern Afri [...]

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    18. In poor taste shocking grossly offensive obscene Tom Sharpe s first novel may be described thus Yet for Sharpe, I m sure these reviews would be considered high praise, and the mark of a job well done This book put the crass absurdity of South African Apartheid into vivid perspective, while also providing a few laughs I highly doubt anyone would dare publish it today JM

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    19. Probably one of the most evilly humorous books I have ever come across I laughed and cringed throughout.

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    20. Slow to get moving, but then became a fast paced farce Good light entertainment.

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    21. Odd FunnyReads like Monty Python manqu.

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    22. 3.75 for now.I read this book on the emphatic insisting of my big bro And I really liked it Detailed review in a month when I will be done with finals

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    23. Leonard R N Ashley wrote in the Encyclopedia of British Humorists that Sharpe s humorous techniques naturally derive from his fundamental approach, which is that of the furious farceur who compounds anger and amusement , 2017 Tom Sharpe must have loathed South Africa, his one time home, to have written this scathing satire on a small town in Zululand, before the abolition of apartheid The biggest assholes in town get theirs in the end, but really not what they REALLY deserved He probably stopped [...]

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    24. Quite a satire, might be a bit politically incorrect for some, it is based on white people being abusive to black people, but in the end it has the goal of showing how ridiculous racism and white supremacy in Africa was Quite crazy and enjoyable, you ll want to keep on reading A high fours stars.

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    25. Completely not politically correct but it shows the mentality of those who thought that South Africa should be for the whites only Very very funny in parts

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    26. Hilarious worthy of film making

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    27. I feel rather bad because I know really this book is very funny I just wasn t feeling very funny when I read it, and it wasn t funny enough to lift me out of that.

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    28. many many years since I read this one I remember it being absolutley debaucherous, bawdy and downright hilarious time for a re read methinks

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    29. Absolutely hilarious in a completely slapstick way After three quarters of the book, the novelty wears off a little, but overall this is absurd comedy gold.

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    30. Hilarious take on apartheid.

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