Friday, May 22, 2009

Book Review: The Wilt Alternative

It has taken me over a month to finish this book and not because I didn't like it! The Wilt Alternative by Tom Sharpe was a delightful read that had me laughing out loud in some parts. This is the second of four books in the series [remember, I've read the last one out of order?] and I just love it. Of course--and I say this time and time again--I do love everything British!

In this novel, the Wilts have been taken hostage in their own home, in the end driving their captors completely bonkers. I will say that Henry Wilt's wife, Eva, irritates the living hell out of me. She is depicted as a fat, foolish lady who does [and says] the most ridiculous things. It's maddening how frustrated I get with her...and her four quadruplet daughters who are written as terrors.

This series is great. I highly recommend picking it up--IF you can find was hard for me to get the four books as they are out of print and not mainstream here in North America.


Eric said...

Sounds like a good read and the cover art is neat-o! Hmm, his work has been around for a while, huh?

Girl Interrupted said...

Yay! You like Tom Sharpe! I inherited ... well ok, she's not dead yet, so I guess I stole ... copies of most of his books from my Mum, and they are just superb! :) So glad you enjoyed it ... if you get a chance, check out Porterhouse Blue which is one of my faves

Hope you're having a great weekend, Jaimie :) xx