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Calendrier Chats en 365 jours - L'Année à Bloc lWork in my viewIf this had been my first Boyd read I think I might not have been so anxious to read his subseuent books But I have read several of hisater novels as well as some short stories and am a huge fan One of the most pleasing things about a William Boyd story is THAT IT IS ALWAYS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT HAS it is always completely different to what has before Endless imagination Such a wonderful portrayal of the British colonists in West Africa I think this book should be isted as a classic and be on the recommended ists for schools This is the second book I have read by Boyd and I have to say I think he is uite brilliant His characters are so vivid they bounce off the pagesThe mark of a great writer in my humble opinion is to be able to tell a story of relatively ordinary day to day happenings and turn it into a can t wait to get back to it eventThis book will not appeal to those who ike paced action as indicated by some of the reviews but if you enjoy and understand subtle British humour wonderful characters and top class writing I urge you to buy this delightful bookIt is very funny in parts and I DID augh out Calendrier perpétuel 365 Villages de France loud many times Goodnesspoor old Morgan Leafy he can t take a trick as the saying goes A very amusing book that I WILL recommend to anyone who enjoys fineiterature Kind of ran out of steam at the end but until then a rollicking funny and profound read William Boyd May just be a genius
poet a darklyA darkly well plotted and very well written story a bit Coffee art like something from Tom Sharpe but with depthDraws a really good picture of a part of Africa and the people bothocals and expats who inhabit itThe characters are really convincing although most of them are pretty dislikeable including the protagonist to an extent snobs villains overbearing arrogant patronising mean spirited self important corrupt manipulative etc a bit WitchCraft Cocktails: 70 Seasonal Drinks Infused with Magic Ritual like aot of ordinary folk I supposeA really enjoyable "read Well written but it moved into farce Nevertheless it was "Well written but it moved into farce Nevertheless it was enjoyable romp with some excellent set piecesThe character is well drawn All too humanAs other reviews state the plot is a bit weak and the colonial stereotypes are predictableOn the whole a good read but not one that elucidated the human condition to any depth. Persecutors is suddenly put into perspective For Morgan has a dead body on his hands and somehow some way hes going to have to get rid of itIf a widening grin is the test of a novels entertainment value A Good Man in Africa romps home GuardianWickedly funny The TimesA delight Washington Pos. .
I bought this for my father to read on his cruise He ived in Central Africa for seven years and I thought this would help him to relate better to the subject matter He hated it and said a Vie de binouze : un livre de coloriage décalé pour fans de bière lot of the book was nonsense and contrived He also claimed it was incredibly boring I don t know if would have gotten better if he kept reading as he did not feel inclined to read beyond the first couple of chapters Highly entertaining cynical but not uite hopeless A remarkable first novel from a man who has now written 16 of them It is easy to see why this book won two importantiterary awards Boyd has produced a highly readable Le petit traité Rustica des boissons maison (Les petits traités) literate darkly comic story of the British colonial experience The characters are superbly developed and believable the plot is extremely well paced and engaging and the strengths and weaknesses of the human character are fully explored A great piece ofiterature very highly recommended Boyd s many other novels including An Ice Cream War The New Confessions Brazzaville Beach The Blue Afternoon and Any Human Heart are eually terrific Boyd is clearly one of our most talented contemporary writers of fiction Some writers are easier to read than others and for me William Boyd falls into the that category I enjoy books his writing is clear fluid and amusing "He s a great storytellerThis is the 3rd book Boyd s that I ve read It s about a diplomatic "s a great storytellerThis is the 3rd book of Boyd s that I ve read It s about a diplomatic in Africa who tries to do the right thing tries to be the good person but repeatedly fails He s taken advantage of and never realises it until it s too Le vin - Tout comprendre tout simplement late You will feel sorry for this good man in Africa at the same time asaughing at himIt s a fun romp and an enjoyable read I believe this is William Boyd s first novel and it s very good This in spite of the fact that its main character is a thoroughly unpleasant arrogant and selfish colonial functionary in Africa Whether he s a good man or not is very much in uestion There s no one particularly appealing in the cast of characters and the portrait of post colonial Africa here is I suspect accurate enough although thoroughly disheartening Boyd knows the people and the country and he writes about both with mostly unflagging energy William Boyd seems to be an author who. WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARDWINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARDUproariously funny ObserverOverweight oversexed and over thereMorgan Leafy is hardly the most respectable of Her Majestys representatives in the West African state of Kinjanja For starters he probably shouldnt have. .
Does not repeat himself His prose style is fine his characters are uirky A Good Man in Africa harks back to the British
Colonial Era And Shortly Afterera and shortly after darkly ironic details the author delineates very clearly why England Lost The Empire The Foreign Service in this oil rich fictional African nation is short sighted and inept almost beyond belief Mr Boyd sketches one howler after another Certainly the novel is entertainingI found it to provoke a few wry thoughts in my masculine mind the protagonist is no smarter than many of us and he makes as many wrong choices and follows as many wrong ines of reasoning as any of us guys For those of us who think we are the only faltering few we at east realize we have plenty of company I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa at the same time this novel was published and this novel captures the feel The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed language Pidgin English and that always odd interface between the hosts country and the expatriate community That Boyd achieves this while making meaugh out Carnet Dégustation de Bières: Journal de Bord pour Déguster vos Recettes de Brassage,Levure Fabrication de Bière… loud in an empty room was all the enjoyable Poor Morgan Leafy He has aot on his plate and none of it palatable The book opens with Leafy mired in problems and then in the second part retraces how that came to be The book flows well and I found "several of the scenes such as Santa in the bath tub wonderfully humorousI ve only read one "of the scenes such as Santa in the bath tub wonderfully humorousI ve only read one Boyd novel but plan to read as "Many Of His Works " of his works I can in the coming year A v good bookIn parts really very funnyThe plot is truly idiotic and foolishThe books big failing is that it went on for too Terroir: The Role of Geology, Climate, and Culture in the Making of French Wines long 340 pages of nonsense can be hard goingHad the bookwith its wonderful humourstopped atsay175 pagesit would have been on a par with Cathcher in the rye It is definitely not unputdownableBut do buy it Boyd s first published novel Not much of a plot but aot of humour and the excellent use of Au Château du Clos de Vougeot: Bon appétit et large soif ! language at which Boyd is a master His characters the male ones ateast ring true and are very memorable The women in the story seem only to fulfil the function of serving the main character s voracious sexual appetite or else they are dead On the basis of this novel it is no surprise that some people find Boyd s work misogynistic This is not true of his ater. Involved himself in wholesale bribery Nor was it a good career move to go chasing after his bosss daughter; especially when his doctor banned him from horizontal pursuitsBut ife is about to change for young Morgan Leafy Every betrayal and humiliation he has suffered at the hands of petty.