The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus Ted Wallace is an old sour womanising cantankerous whisky sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic but he has his faults too Fired from his newspaper months behind on his alimony payments
  • Title: The Hippopotamus
  • Author: Stephen Fry
  • ISBN: 00
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Hippopotamus
    Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too.Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.But strange th Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too.Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.But strange things have been going on at Swafford Miracles, Healings, Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud caked hippopotamus like Ted Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 418 pages Published July 1st 2018 by Soho Press first published 1994 More Details Original Title The Hippopotamus ASIN B00LKIBYBK Edition Language English setting Norfolk, England Other Editions 48 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Hippopotamus, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is the author of The Hippopotamus the same Stephen Fry from QI 1 likelike one year ago Add your answer Jemima Pett Yes He s also from Norfolk, which is where I live, so he made it onto my to read list in my local books category flag See 1 question about The Hippopotamus Lists with This Book
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  • Stephen Fry

    Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, poet, columnist, filmmaker, television personality and technophile As one half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, he has appeared in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster He is also famous for his roles in Blackadder and Wilde, and as the host of QI In addition to writing fo Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, poet, columnist, filmmaker, television personality and technophile As one half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, he has appeared in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster He is also famous for his roles in Blackadder and Wilde, and as the host of QI In addition to writing for stage, screen, television and radio he has contributed columns and articles for numerous newspapers and magazines, and has also written four successful novels and a series of memoirs.See also Mrs Stephen Fry as a pseudonym of the author

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  • Sadly, it was not what I expected GUNS AND HIPPOS DON T MIX WELL Since I enjoyed so much reading The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie, and due Stephen Fry is a very good friend of Laurie, and it seemed that Fry s style in novels can be quite similar to Laurie s, I thought that it could be a good idea to try some book by Stephen Fry.I think that The Hippopotamus wasn t the best first choice And while I didn t enjoy it so much, I still want to read some other book by Fry in the future Maybe [...]


  • A thought experiment to characterize the narrator of this book What if somehow Oscar Wilde and Howard Stern had a son together Other reviews led me to believe that the plot would be very loose and mucky Going into it with low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised when there was a pretty interesting plot and it was tied up rather neatly at the end If you are a fan of a good mystery, this is not for you It is really only a mystery in the broadest sense Mostly it s a comedy of manners I l A thou [...]


  • The cantankerous, alcoholic, abusive, yet strangely charming hero of The Hippopotamus is clearly based on the late Kingsley Amis, and you can view the whole book as a kind of homage to him It s a first person narrative it starts off with the hero being sacked from his job as a theatre critic for yelling drunken abuse from the stalls, and before we ve got to page 20 we ve already had a wonderful disquisition on the worthlessness of bottled water and Italian salad greens He invites his long [...]


  • I really had no idea what to expect from this book I had never read any of Fry s work before I randomly grabbed it from the shelf I was pleasantly surprised, but then again, I have a fondness for dry British humour.I also have a fondness for anti heroes, but they have to be intelligent and or witty and I must empathize with them This book s protagonist, Ted Wallace, is a sour, womanizing, cantankerous, whisky sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic what s not to love Not everyone I really [...]


  • This had a sort of P.G Wodehouse feel to it, but raunchier Then I got to page 18, where the narrator Ted thinks Sometimes, in my dreams, I imagine a world in which women enjoy sex a world of heterosexual cruising areas in parks and promenades, heterosexual bars, heterosexual back rooms, heterosexual cinemas, heterosexual quarters of the town where women roam, searching for chance erotic encounters with men Such an image is only conceivable in one s fantasising bedroom, jerked into life by a This [...]



  • 1.5 stars I m justwhat Why WHY I m going to try to forget this ever happened and maintain my love for Stephen Fry.


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