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The Dwarves of Death av Jonathan Coe
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The Dwarves of Death (urspr publ 1990; utgåvan 1990)

av Jonathan Coe

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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 Médicis Étranger), A Touch of Love, and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.… (mer)
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Titel:The Dwarves of Death
Författare:Jonathan Coe
Info:Fourth Estate (1990), Hardcover, 198 pages
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William ha poco più di vent’anni e le frustrazioni di tanti giovani: odia il suo lavoro (commesso in un negozio di dischi), la città in cui vive (Londra), e la ragazza con cui sta è molto restia a concedersi. Il suo unico conforto è fare musica ma, pur aspirando a diventare pianista di jazz, suona la tastiera in una rock band di sfigati che si ostina a storpiare le sue composizioni. In realtà il suo vero talento sembra essere un altro: perdere gli autobus, essere ignorato dai camerieri, dire sempre la cosa sbagliata al momento sbagliato. Una sera, infatti, assiste involontariamente a un delitto commesso - a lui pare - da due nani. La caccia agli assassini lo porterà a una sorprendente scoperta, ma gli consentirà anche di ripensare alle proprie scelte di vita e di aprire finalmente gli occhi.
  kikka62 | Feb 21, 2020 |
An entertaining look at where the music industry meets organised crime. William had cone from Sheffield to London and is working hard at trying to make it in the music business. He inadvertently gets mixed up on something awful. This novel is sharp and well paced. It is amusing and interesting. ( )
  CarolKub | May 8, 2019 |
Prestato da: Stefania, knight of Cydonia
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VOTO: 8,5

Per la precisione sarebbero 3 stelle emmezza.

Mah, a me è piaciuto. E' un libro abbastanza leggero, piacevole, ogni tanto anche abbastanza divertente.

Dando una scorsa ai commenti altrui ho notato che tra i suoi fan non è particolarmente piaciuto. E questo sembra derivare dal fatto che avessero letto altri suoi libri prima di questo, e che essi fossero piaciuti di più, mentre per me questo è il primo. Ne deduco che il meglio deve ancora arrivare :D

Quindi sfrutterò i consigli dell'indomita Cydoniana (e anche i suoi libri >_>) *__* ( )
  Malla-kun | Sep 22, 2012 |
7
  Stef.Gyssels | Aug 3, 2011 |
Pretty good, not as good as some of his later stuff, but still very readable and enjoyable. ( )
  annesadleir | Jun 13, 2011 |
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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 Médicis Étranger), A Touch of Love, and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.

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