The Dwarves of Death
Penguin Books Limited, 2008/05/19 - 224 ページ
The Dwarves of Death is a hilarious black comedy by Jonathan Coe
William has a lot on his mind. Firstly, there's The Alaska Factory, the band he plays in. They're no good, and they make his songs sound about as groovy as an unimpressed record. In fact they're so bad he's seriously thinking of leaving to join a group called The Unfortunates.
Secondly, there's Madeline, his high-maintenance girlfriend whose idea of a night of passion is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical followed by a doorstep peck on the cheek. Maybe they're not soulmates after all?
Lastly, there's the bizarre murder he's just witnessed. The guiding force behind The Unfortunates lies bludgeoned to death at his feet and, unfortunately for William, there aren't too many other suspects standing nearby. . .
'It's about being young, poor, confused and in love. It's also very funny. . . sharp, lucid and witty' Guardian
'Notable for its fresh, contemporary flavour and its bristling intellectual energy. Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panache' Sunday Times
Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with biting political satire, moving and astute observations of life and hilarious set pieces that have made him one of the most popular writers of his generation. His other titles, The Accidental Woman, The Closed Circle, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Mdicis tranger), A Touch of Love, and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.
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Review: The Dwarves Of Deathユーザー レビュー - Sophie Bane - Goodreads
Before I start with this review, I should declare an interest. I love Jonathan Coe. Not in any kind of personal way, I've never met the man, but I love his work. To an obsessive level. I'm fairly sure ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Dwarves Of Deathユーザー レビュー - Alex Stan - Goodreads
We can look at The Dwarves of death from two perspectives. First there's the murder story. Coe is quite a master of coincidences, twisted plots and little mysteries ,that he manages to put together in ... レビュー全文を読む