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Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² Tibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer In he was selected by the influential literary magazine Granta as one of the best young British writersFischer's parents were Hungarian basketball players who fled Hungary in The bloody revolution and his father's background informed Fischer's debut novel Under the Frog a Rabelaisian yarn about a Hungarian basketba.

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  • Hugh

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookHad I known that Fischer has become an apologist for Viktor Orban I would have thought twice about buying this book but I think it deserved its Booker shortlisting as it is well written and very funny in placesThe book is a picaresue journey though the Hungary of Fischer's parents from the end of the war to the 1956 revolution and its aftermath The main protagonist is Gyuri Fischer who is a member of a successful basketball team whose success owes much to his talented friend Pataki Gyuri's opportunities are limited by his class though his former bookmaker father is now brokeFischer likes using unusual words for comic effect the words I


  • Vit Babenco

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBook“Does it help being the clever pig on the way to the abattoir”Totalitarian regimes comprise those who serve them and those who hate them Those who serve try to destroy those who hate But when the number of those who hate amounts to the critica


  • Lorenzo Berardi

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookATTENTION THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN A LONG AND UNNECESSARY PREAMBLEI used to play basketball in the same team for around 10 years in a row from childhood to the mid teens Those were glorious days My team was named Polisportiva Lame uite funny for English speaking ears isn't it also known as PolLame pollame meaning poultry in Italian and we were very consistent players Years passed by and we were always standing at the bottom of our leagueNevertheless I was passionate or masochist enough reporting the scores of all our matches on a pocket calendar But I don't need to find out where one of those pocket calendars ended up for reporting that once we lost a match 196 30Ok ok our opponents in that match were the junior team of the then Euro dominating Virtus Bologna and it's true how 3 or 4 of them became first league players in the foll


  • Kwoomac

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookBefore traveling to Budapest I wanted to read something that took place there This was good choice The story takes place in communist Hungary culminating with the uprising in Oct


  • Jeannine

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookIt is a good book in some respects but it is an extremely difficult read The writer is telling us the story for 250 pages Virtually no dialogue Metaphor after metaphor he must have spent a month rehearsing one sentence So many times I found myself stuck having to re read because I had no idea what was going on or what time period we were in The chapter headings are worthless unless you are in the last chapter This is because he switches gears so many times in a chapter you can't remember where you started or what direction you are in But it was research for my own up coming historical fiction and I did get a sense of what the times were like between 44 56 in Hungary I can safely say that mine is a much easier read and you won't be at all confused with the time period or the characters Now having said all of this you will note that I do NOT like Salman Rushdie's books as I could not get past the first chapter It ws not reuired reading or research thank God We


  • Dennis

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookThis is not so much a novel as a series of anecdotes told over time so the story doesn't really flow it jumps which often left me wondering how the protagonist got from point A to point B There was a lot of background to each story in order to suggest how each of the characters arrived but only the minimum which saved a lot of time in details like plot development but I felt like characters were just taken on and off the shelf as necessaryThat said the anecdotes were mostly hilarious and sardonic in an Eastern European way; after living in the Czech Republic for so long this form of black humor was very familiar to me and it was great to read it from a different nationality It's a speci


  • Hubert

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookI finally finished this book after multiple stop and starts over the course of a year Why all the ADD Fischer has a knack for throwing in a side reference or vignette in a heartbeat expounding on that reference for a few pages or and then going back to the original topic at the last part of the chapter This makes for a temporally disjointed experience The story starts a few years before the Hungarian Revolution of '56 then Fischer moves to backtracks to the past and then returns to the present and then onward to the date of the Revolution The story follows a couple of main characters Gyuri and Pataki who are members of a national basketball team following their travails at the end of and after World War II through the rise of Communism and up until crackdown of '56 The story intimately details Communist habits work and personal letting the reader feel the absurdity of this particular historical situationMuch of the writing is grot


  • Colin Davison

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookI’ve thought before that Brits and Hungarians share the same self deprecating humour Maybe it’s because we are both island people the only difference that in their case they are surrounded by


  • Colleen

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookDNF Sentence about forcing girls “teetering on pubescence” to perform fellatio on a secondary character as their “tuition” for “personal training” at his gym is supposed to be funny I know I’m a feminist killjoy but this is hard to read as an offense to girls and also to humor No female characters other than 1 largely nameless cast of sexual partners for the male characters or 2 as butts of jokes the male characters make basically just jokes about their lack of attractiveness Such low hanging fruitMaybe the misogyny is intended to illustrate the bleakness of the time or the youth and idiocy of the main characters I only made it 13 of the way through the book so maybe the fully fleshed out female characters come in later but I’m not willing to tough it out Life’s too short and there are a million books out there I just don’t have the patience right now


  • Monica

    Under the Frog Kindle ë Under thePDF EPUB ² under kindle, frog download, Under the free, Under the Frog eBookAnother novel from the compendium of life under communism in Eastern Europe dealing with the nonsense and the banality of evil propaganda and life under totalitarianism from the perspective of 20 something years old young men whose only wish is to escape the new regime after surviving the horrors of WW2 The way to make life tolerable with the constraints and the life jacket that totalitarianism brings is to not take it seriously and the novel deals with tragic situations in a humorous manner Two of my favourite themes young men being young men and putting two fingers up to tyranny in the same novel what is there not to like


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