Soho Press, 1994 - 292 Seiten
I've suffered for my art, now its your turn. So begins the tale of Ted Wallace, known (unaffectionately) as the Hippopotamus. Failed poet, failed theater critic, failed father and husband, Ted has his faults too: he is a shameless womanizer, drinks too much, and is at odds in his cranky but maddeningly logical way with most of modern life. Fired from his newspaper, Ted seeks a few months' repose and free liquor at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Michael Logan, to whose beautiful and mysterious son David, Ted is godfather.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Stephen Fry is humorous in person but I've found his prose to be less than enthralling. "Hippopotamus" covers an aging, broke lothario poet's time at a friend's country house and his relationships ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Gingermama - LibraryThing
Very, very funny -- Mr. Fry really has a way with words. The plot centers around a teenage boy who may or may not have a miraculous gift for healing, and the narrator is his curmudgeonly, washed-up poet of a godfather. I listened to an audio version, read by the author, and highly recommend it. Vollständige Rezension lesen