[Pdf Read] (Under the Frog)

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Summary ↠ Under the Frog 102 Improbable heroes Pataki and Gyuri travel the length and breadth of Hungary in an epic uest for food lodging and female companionsh. I 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 landBut the joke has to be against oneself Beware using that same satire against others in some of Laurence Durrell s accounts of his time in Eastern Europe for example the sarcasm easily becomes a sneerNo such worries here Tibor Fischer s maliciously funny novel is based on the experiences of his parents both professional basketball players between 1944 and their flight from Hungary at the time of the 1956 uprisingThe story is told in hilarious episodes the sportsmen travelling naked in an appropriated railway carriage a gargantuan eating contest monumental inefficiency and skiving in factories where fulfilment of a Five Year plan is a matter of fantasy or stealing supplies from a rival enterpriseIt s all outrageous but completely plausible for anyone with the remotest experience of the utter incompetence and pettiness of daily existence under the Soviet imposed systemLife is brutal harsh and arbitrary and Fischer s unlikely heroes Gyuri and Pataki have to make the best of things in a country riven by hypocrisy and corruption where ex Nazis turn into petty Communist dictatorsAnd if the loathing for Russians almost topples into excess with its jibe about slant eyed Mongols it s excusable given what happened under their heel The title by the way refers to a Hungarian expression that the worst place to be is under a frog s arse down a coal mineThere s a rich array of slightly eccentric characters each somehow orbiting in different circles outside the remit of authority and a rich vocabulary of a writer relishing a language that was not that of his parentsIn books and film there have been many moving and funny accounts of that extraordinary period before the collapse of Communism This is among the best and most enjoyable

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Summary ↠ Under the Frog 102 Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Under the Frog follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbule. 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 critical mass there is an explosion I expect some of you will be committing suicide Indeed I will consider my work a failure if some of you turds don t try a bit of wrist slashing And if you don t do the job properly we re willing to help attempted suicide is punishable by death A life in a totalitarian state is an absurdist comedy but it is utterly tragic Alvie Eats Soup clever pig on the way to the abattoir Totalitarian regimes Conning Harvard 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 SheHerHers critical mass there is an explosion I expect some of you will be Speaking in Images Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers Global Chinese Culture committing suicide Indeed I will The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales consider my work a failure if some of you turds don t try a bit of wrist slashing And if you don t do the job properly we re willing to help attempted suicide is punishable by death A life in a totalitarian state is an absurdist The Rosary comedy but it is utterly tragic

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Summary ↠ Under the Frog 102 Nt years between the end of World War II and the anti Soviet uprising of 1956 In this spirited indictment of totalitarianism the two. This 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 special form of fatalist humor to say the least and it s what ultimately makes this book so worthwhile


10 thoughts on “[Pdf Read] (Under the Frog)

  1. says: Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read

    Characters Under the Frog [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Had 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 revol

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    Characters Under the Frog [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer “Does it help being the clever pig on the way to the abattoir?”Totalitarian regimes comprise those who serve them and th

  3. says: [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer

    Characters Under the Frog Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer ATTENTION 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 leagueNev

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    Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Before traveling to Budapest I wanted to read something that took place there This was good choice The story takes place

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    [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) It 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 tim

  6. says: [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read

    [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) This 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

  7. says: Characters Under the Frog Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog)

    [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) I 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 Fis

  8. says: [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer

    Characters Under the Frog [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer I’ve thought before that Brits and Hungarians share the same self deprecating humour Maybe it’s because we are both island people the only

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    Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Tibor Fischer Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) DNF 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

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    [Pdf Read] (Under the Frog) Tibor Fischer ☆ 2 Read Characters Under the Frog Another 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 th

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  • Paperback
  • 250
  • Under the Frog
  • Tibor Fischer
  • English
  • 27 May 2018
  • 9780312278717