Mr Pye Paperback
by Mervyn Peake
Equipped with love, Mr Harold Pye lands on the island of Sark, his mission to convert the islanders into a crusading force for the undiluted goodness that he feels within.
The extraordinary inhabitants of the island range from the formidable Miss George in her purple busby to the wanton, raven-haired Tintagieu, 'five foot three inches of sex'.
Mr Pye, however, is prone to excess and in the increasingly personalised struggle between good and evil, excess is very nearly his downfall.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/12/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099283263
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Review by salimbol
A light but still penetrating satire, with characters that you can't help be both fond of and amused by (as the author obviously is too). Contains much of the trademark wit and wryness and sheer *oddness* of his Gormenghast books, although on a much smaller scale, and peppered with his delightfully quirky illustrations to great effect.