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Book Title: Two Gentlemen Sharing|
The author of the book: William Corlett
ISBN 13: 9780349120140
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 789 KB
Edition: Little Brown and Co. (UK)
Date of issue: April 3rd 2006
Reader ratings: 5.1
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I don't know why all the low ratings for this book. Look, this book isn't world-changing. It's not angst and heavy drama, not going to pluck deep thought and emotions from the reader. And usually those are things I look for in a book.
So, why did I like this book so much? Well, I had just finished a brutally grotesque book called Geek Love (which I reviewed and gave 5 stars)and my mind was worn out from that. I loved that book, but after all the ugliness of it, I needed something light and airy. I asked friends on facebook for a book that would make me laugh, and didn't demand too much thought. A new friend recommended Two Gentlemen Sharing. When I looked it up on Amazon it sounded like s delightful romp, one that would allow me to strenghten my emotional psyche while at the same time not bore the hell out of me. Then it was only in paperback, so I almost didn't buy it. I much prefer my kindle.
I'm so glad I did buy it. The book was fun, light, made me smile a lot, laugh some, and in general lightened my mood. I would think anyone who read the description (which is short excerpt) and the review from Publishers Weekly would be able to figure out this book is a light spoof and not expect it to be a main course for the mind, but simply a delightfully sweet dessert.
I fell a little bit in love with Bless and cheered for him as he handled one social calamity after another. Every character in the story was developed, I could picture each in my mind.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a beach read or a novel that simply lets them relax and unwind. A book doesn't always have to rip my guts out to be good. Sometimes my guts need time to heal. This was that balm.
Read information about the authorWilliam Corlett (8 October 1938 - 16 August 2005), was an English children's writer, best known for his quartet of novels, The Magician's House, published between 1990 and 1992.
Corlett was born in Darlington, County Durham. He was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, then trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He worked as an actor while embarking on a literary career during the 1960s, and wrote plays and adult novels as well as the children's novels for which he is particularly remembered. Several of his works were adapted for the screen.
Later in life he came out as gay, and it was from his partner, Bryn Ellis, that he gained some of his inspiration for The Magician's House. Corlett died of cancer at Sarlat in France.
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