La mas famosa novela de Tom Sharpe, en la que el autor no deja titere con cabeza. El protagonista, Henry Wilt, encadenado a un empleo demencial como. Reseña de Wilt, novela de humor británico a cargo de Tom Sharpe. Primera parte de una saga de cinco libros. Valoración: Ovación. Tom Sharpe w hat he w ould do if he w as appointed M inister of Education or, better still, Prim It’s as m uch as I can do to get him to take the dog for a w alk.

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Retrieved from ” https: I rarely give up on a book, dd only read a third of this before I was getting too wound up to continue. Tom Sharpe’s first book about Henry Wilt, simply called Wilt, was so funny that I was disappointed in the second saga.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 08, pinknantucket rated it liked it Shelves: While some may say it is in the same vein as Wilt, this has the quads playing a fantastic supporting role. But it is only when Wilt becomes the unintentional participant in a terrorist siege that he is forced to find an answer to the problems of power, which have corrupted greater men than he.

I’m sure some of my high school English teachers would have had palpitations to read some of his sentences. But then, he is entitled not to be a fan…literature would be very dull if we all had the same opinions…all the same, I will be reading more of Sharpe to decide whether or not I think he is a misogynist, as well as to enjoy his depictions of bureaucratic ridiculousness. I do not find one incident involving bad luck i. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. For example he is a prude who is not prepared to tell the receptionist in a crowded waiting room at a hospital emergency intake that he needs assistance for a badly lacerated penis.


It’s laugh out loud funny in more places than I can count.

Paperbackpages. Re-reading after many years. I have now read 3 books to him, and each as good as the last if not better. His home life isn’t much better.

Looking forward to read the next installment. I was Philip Larkin in reverse, stuck happily before the Beatles album in That should be enough to make any of lirbo fans read on.

Books by Tom Sharpe. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 04, Johan rated it really liked it. Hay veces que los mejores libros son de los que no esperas nada.

The Wilt Alternative (Wilt, #2) by Tom Sharpe

It’s about this guy who’s so disappointed with his life he finds a sort of escape in daydreaming of murdering his wife. The steady build of ridiculousness from beginning to end is sure to entertain all!! Wilt is a comedic novel by Tom Sharpefirst published by Secker and Warburg in Mar 17, Maria rated it liked it.

I have copies of everything he had around him – manuscripts, letters, tapes – but now Shxrpe have to try and find earlier material. The person entrusted with setting up the foundation in Sharpe’s memory is Montserrat Verdaguer, a doctor and friend who, in Palafrugell, attended to the delicate health of the humorist – whose most famous personality, appearing in several books, is Henry Wilt. His novels feature bitter and outrageous satire of the apartheid regime Riotous Assembly and its sequel Indecent Exposuredumbed- or watered-down education the Wilt seriesEnglish class snobbery Ancestral VicesPorterhouse BlueGrantchester Grindthe literary world The Great Pursuitpolitical extremists of all stripes, political correctness, bureaucracy and shadpe in general.

Sharpe is best known for his farcical series of novels featuring the hapless Wilt, the last of which was published in It’s a British farce, not consistently funny, and a bit over-the-top but delightful nonetheless, fast and very well written. In the confusion that follows, Wilt resumes his dialogue with the unflagging Inspector Flint and is himself subjected to the indignity of a psycho- political profile.


To be honest it was even better – most of ssharpe humour is broad enough for even a teenage reader to enjoy but there’s a sophistication here that must have gone over my head years ago.

This leads to wilt house being a home for terriosts who think they can handle anyone until they meet Wilt family and a adament mrs de fracks who is wilts baby sitter and has lived through world war two. I do not find lack of communication funny. Thanks for telling us about the problem. After a peculiarly nasty experience at a party thrown by shsrpe nasty Americans, Wilt finds himself in several embarrassing positions: In the story Wilt is same old mellacholic self, despite fact he lives in much bigger house and has “quads”.

I survived the experience more or less whole, but only with some considerable emotional confusion. Imagine an academic novel written by the Monty Pythons and David Lodge and you will have an idea of this wonderful bit of comic fiction. As a result he is subjected to various painful and unrelated procedures by insensitive health providers.

The Wilt Alternative

It and its sequel made me laugh out loud, as did other Sharpe books, and it’s good to see it’s taking on new life. But a string of unfortunate events including one involving an inflatable plastic female doll start Henry on a snarpe journey. Other books in the series.