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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Inspector Flint retreated behind the sofa. Henry Wilt’s life never seems to go quite right. This gap had potentially serious life-consequences. Unfortunately for Wilt, his practice body a blow-up plastic doll is discovered and everyone believes he has wklt Eva after all.

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But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he can do something about his wife, in imagination at least, and lirbo fantasies grow daily more murderous and more concrete. Re-reading after many years. The story starts off with Wilt self loathing himself in beer after discovering a teacher in his depatment had made a student make love to toy crocodile.

Jun 02, David Szondy rated it really liked it.


Quite the contrary dr is her husband, Henry who comes across as the victim. Very rarely do I find a book so clever and witty that I actually laugh out loud as I turn the pages. They’re all a bunch of buffoon lunatics.

Tom Sharpe’s Wilt stays in Catalonia

The language is a wonderful mash up of academic jargon, feminist rhetoric and psychobabble. Valeu-me estar em casa da sogra e estar em familia, e o facto de que todos sabem que eu sou assim. De onzin van de uitwassen rond de vrouwelijke drang tot emancipatie die toen zelfs manifest sharpw in een voorheen deftige krant als de NRC worden nog eens in hun volle omvang in de herinnering geroepen.

And his use of adverbs far exceeds what is fashionable nowadays.

Un libro corto, entretenido, desternillante, con unos personajes bien hechos que me han gustado mucho, en especial: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Perhaps I was in the wrong frame of mind. Mar 31, Benjamin Elliott rated it liked it.

I have copies of everything he had around him – manuscripts, letters, tapes – but now I have to try and find earlier material.

Neither is his wife, Eva, who wishes he had a more prestigious job and a bit more ambition and so on. The last chapters are the worst, but there’s a laugh here and there.

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Aug 22, Dmitrij rated it it was amazing. Much of the book is laugh out loud humour.


However, when Eva goes missing after a disastrous party in which Henry finds himself tied to an inflatable sex doll, things take a decided turn for the anarchic. Jun 15, Paul Wood rated it it was ok. To ask other readers questions about The Wilt Alternativeplease sign up. I have rarely laughed so much reading anything.

Refresh and try again. It’s an outlandish plot, but full of bawdy Brit humor, a very funny book.

sarpe By using this site, you agree to the Shqrpe of Use and Privacy Policy. This follow on from the first book in the series, Wiltis just as funny and delivers some genuine belly laughs from Tom Sharpe’s usual high farce.

However, when Eva goes missing after a disastrous party in which Henry finds himsel Tom Sharpe was arguably the most accomplished British humourist since PG Wodehouse and Wilt is possibly his best loved book. They have some adult themes, so if you don’t consider yourself an adult, perhaps Feb 06, Ray Kelly rated it liked it.