- Publication Date:
- 05 August 2004
- Modern & Contemporary
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Best book Stephen Fry has written. Wonderfully crafted, a good understanding of human nature - and just plain funny.
Sharply written narrative of freeloading elderly poet that covers English upper classes, God and death. It's PG Wodehouse with sex (rather too much in my prudish opinion). It is the best of his I have read.
-- Some people advise to leave a book if it doesn't grab your attention at start. One reason I read is to expand my knowledge. I'm glad I didn't close Stephen Fry's THE HIPPOPOTAMUS permanently after reading first few chapters. I am usually rewarded when I struggle at beginnning of novels. Structure, plot, & characters are interesting as they are revealed. I'm glad I invested some time early in THE HIPPOPOTAMUS. Fry is a great British writer as well as actor. This novel is a modern classic. --
It's laugh out loud funny!
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