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The brilliant and outrageous debut novel from British actor, comedian, author, presenter, journalist and national treasure, Stephen Fry.
Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth.
Praise for The Liar:
'A quite brilliant first novel' Sunday Times
'The Liar is hilarious - page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy' Literary Review
"Smutty, naughty and outrageously hilarious . . . Brace yourselves for a dickens of a wicked good time."
"The spirits of Oscar Wilde and Evelyn Waugh glower benignly over this very funny first novel . . . An ingenious plot filled with surprises and glittering with hilarious, often indecent inventions."
--The New York Times
"A quite brilliant first novel."
"Brilliantly entertaining and consistently outrageous."
"Transforms the sophomoric into the sophisticated."
--Los Angeles Times
"Fry's jokes have a ring of seriousness . . . A witty and entertaining send-up."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Mr. Fry's book is wonderfully funny and (as funny weren't enough) absorbingly plotted. His characters are witty and endearing and his dialogue will leave you grinning with delight even as you wonder a shade wistfully why none of your friends can talk this way."
--Joe Keenan, Executive Producer of Frasier and Desperate Housewives
"Will have you howling."
"Wicked, galloping entertainment."
"Very funny, full of intelligence and ideas, Post-Punk E.F. Benson."
"Hilarious--page after page of the most outrageous and often filthy jokes, delicious conceits, instant, brilliant ripostes that would only occur to ordinary mortals after days of teeth-grinding lunacy."
"A book that is not only funny, clever and touching, but is the perfect size."
"A huge critical and popular success in Britain . . . it is coruscatingly funny, often quite shocking and profoundly irreverent. Its hero is Adrian Healey, who assumes a wildly gay persona (and is one of the few Wilde imitators who can verbally live up to the original) but whose besetting problem is a lack of contact with reality . . . Many will find themselves helpless with laughter."
"Dizzyingly, peerlessly sophomoric."
- ASIN : B004071TAY
- Publisher : Cornerstone Digital; New e. edition (24 August 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 509 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 289 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 239,495 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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