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And fire department are called to the scene In short order the neighborhood is transformed yet again this time into a war zone As part of Lockhart s tactics to create chaos he feeds a neighbor s bull terrier doggie treats lacked with LSD The desired effect is achieved The bull terrier sinks its teeth into a number of unfortunate residents and ravages houses left and right and then harbouring psychedelic vision of primeval ferocity in which policemen were panthers and even fence posts held a menace Certainly the bull terrier did Gnashing its teeth it bit the first three policemen out of the Panda car before they could get back into it then the gatepost broke a tooth on the Colonel s Humber sank its fangs into a police car s front radial tyre to such effect that it was knocked off its own feet by the blow out while simultaneously rendering their escape impossible and went snarling OFF INTO THE NIGHT IN SEARCH OF FRESH VICTIMS into the night in search of fresh victims the dust and ashes settle Lockhart and Jessica are neighbor free In addition to the monies from the sale of the houses the couple are now the proud owner of something else a much loved pet bull terrier Lockhart renamed Bouncer Our Northumberland gentleman continues his tussles with the modern *world including a libel suit against uppity romance novelist Miss Genevieve Goldring and then dealing with an invasive tax *including a libel suit against uppity romance novelist Miss Genevieve Goldring and then dealing with an invasive tax back at Flawse Hall There s also the matter of his grandfather s will And much much For readers who enjoy Tom Sharpe s over the top and at times shocking humor The Throwback is a hoot and a half Recall I said this is also a profoundly moving tale At the conclusion of his own very individual hero s ourney Lockhart comes into the full blossom of manhood and recognizes the truth of Joseph Campbell s words The fundamental human experience is that of compassion Well to keep in mind when reading this overlooked modern classicIn place of thrift there were expense account lunches and rates of inflationary interest that were downright usury instead of courage and beauty he found arrant cowardice in men the doctor s sueals for help had made him too contemptible to hit and in every building he saw only ugliness and a sordid obeisance to utility and finally to cap it all there was the omnipresent concern with something called sex which grubby little cowards like Dr Mannet wanted to substitute for love Tom Sharpe The Throwback I ve enjoyed several of Tom Sharpe s novels and will happily read the next one I come across but for some reason this one struck me as crueler and less funny than the others The attraction of his books is their black humor and outlandish comic situations this one fell short of the standard in my estimation It is the tale of an illegitimate son raised in isolation by a wealthy and eccentric grandfather in a castle on a Yorkshire moor When the pair go on a doctor ordered cruise they meet a fortune seeking widow and her comely daughter and a double wedding ensues The contrived plot involves scheming on the part of the widow and the bastard to get their hands on the wealth they feel is their due these machinations I found less engaging than other of Sharpe s tales Maybe it s Arabian Challenge just me but it left me cold by far the funniest book i have ever read and can read again and again and still find it hilarious particularly the main main character s antics to get rid of his tenants This book served as my introduction the incredible British humour of Tom Sharpe I was immediately hooked I don t read too much fiction but I have readust about every book of Sharpe s and have even re read them And Will Probaby Re Read Them Again This One Combines will probaby re read them again This one combines mystiue of old money the belligerence of the rebellious broadsword carrying highlander in this case Northumbrian but there s a bit of Scottish there too a bit of history and the awkwardness of a social misfit tryig to make it in modern society who is both handicapped and super advantaged by an intellect that is too high for his own good Add in some sexual tom foolery and you ve got the making of that ourney down the How can things get any worse oh that s how Road that good British humor can take you down like no other Tom Sharpe influenced by the British art of the understatement will make you do a double take More than once I have had to go back and reread a sentence and then break out laughing. Wiser option for the socially inept young man He is also under mounting pressure as it may all be in vain if his gold digging mother in law has her way Now the wife of Flawse Senior she has decided that if Lockhart's wealthy grandfather can't have the decency to die on his own she will take matters into her own hand. Possibly the most cheerfully cruel thing I ve encountered since the live donor sketch in Monty Python s of Life The body count is immense the characters vacillate between vile s Meaning of Life The body count is immense the characters vacillate between vile moronic and I cannot see much by way of redeeming social ualities in the work It is also the funniest book I have ever read and beneath the humor and bloodshed it is incredibly well written Sharpe has a recognizable and finely honed style and he is every bit as capable of turning out a beautiful sentence or phrase as recognized literary craftsmanNot really for everyone as the wanton abuse of the characters can be a bit much But once past that a wonderful book Very few books make me laugh out loud but this one did and it brought tears to my eyesThe best Tom Sharpe novel I have read While not as widely known as the Wilt books the Porterhouse novels or his blistering South African satires this pitch black comedy has a twisted appeal all of its ownPerhaps best described as Kind Hearts and Coronets turned up to eleven The Throwback is the story of Lockhart Flawse the illegitimate scion of an old Northumbrian family who seizes his birthright with both hands and disposes of anyone in his path in a number of wickedly funny waysIt s a very typical Tom Sharpe novel full of culture clashes grotesue characters and elderly Englishmen who consider eccentricity to be for amateurs and have merrily plunged into outright lunacy The main character himself is a force of nature and many of the laughs derive from the horrified reactions of doctors VAT inspectors accountants and other denizens of the late 20th Century when they encounter a man who neither understands their world or wants to He s like something off the fucking Ark remarks one waiter on a cruise liner And I don t mean something cuddlyTom Sharpe has of course been gathered up by what old Mr Flawse would refer to as The Great Certainty but it was with a certain fond regret that I noticed many of his fans pointed to this book as their favourite I d have to say it s also one of mine Northumbrian Humour The Throwback by Tom Sharpe Far far away in a distant magical land where only Sharpe s books existed Manuel and Ana were entering the room Hay Ana said ManuelAna was looking unhappy tho I ve always loved Tom Sharpe s books and The Throwback is one of the best examples of his workLockhart Flawse aka The Bastard left orphaned at birth and illegitimate is raised by his grandfather and taught by private tutors who were specifically informed to avoid sex education Both grandfather and grandson marry on a cruise ship to a mother and daughter The mother a scheming gold digger and the daughter who has been raised on romantic novels and for whom the term chaste is an understatementAs a result the stage is set for a rippingly funny novel of sexual misunderstandings skullduggery low cunning and surreal violence as Lockhart sets off to claim his inheritance After a somewhat muted start this book did not disappoint If you want work stopping chest hurting tear inducing laughter then this book delivers Clever use of zeugma adds to the humour Dodd gave the window a wide berth and Mrs Flawse no dinner It s one of the funniest books I ve read I was completely taken by surprise After reading Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure two Tom Sharpe novels firing caustic satirical zingers at the South African police force and everybody else in sight I anticipated the same sum and substance with the author s 1978 humdinger The Throwback However in addition to the whirlwind of loony events as a rustic country gentleman educated in the old ways deals with modern English society alas there is another aspect what Joseph Campbell refers to in the world of myth as The Hero s JourneyIndeed one could easily chart protagonist Lockhart Flawse s progress through the various archetypal stages along the ourney the call to adventure encountering helpers and mentors radical transformation return This mythic dimension bestows a depth absent in those other two Tom Sharpe books in this way not only is The Throwback bonkers hilarious it is also profoundly moving Turning to the story itself it all started back in 1956 when Lockhart s mother having been hurled from a horse while out hunting spent her last living hour giving birth to a son right there on the spot under a dry stone wall. When Lockhart Flawse is catapulted out of his upper class and rapunzel esue life with the curmudgeonly Flawse Senior he must enter the world of suburbia and marriage Rendered an absolute twit in modern society by his medieval upbringing Lockhart must resort to drastic tactics in his attempt to return to Flawse House. ,


The ThrowbackBut refused to divulge the name of the boy s father to her own father Old Mr Flawse What She Did Do Was she did do was and shout Great Scot during delivery which prompted the old man to name his grandson after the biographer Sir Walter Scott And so despising his daughter s behavior the old man took out on her bastard son Lockhart was allowed nothing not even a birth certificate Old Mr Flawse made sure the boy grew up with none of his mother s faults At eighteen Lockhart knew as little about sex as his mother had known or cared about contraception The boy was raised in isolation at Flawse Hall up on the bleak Northumberland moors in the strictest Puritan ethic and home schooled in mathematics hunting and the Bible Since Flawse Hall was graced with neither heat nor electric young Lockhart might as well have been brought up in the days of Lord Byron and Thomas Carlyle An authentic throwback for sureAge ninety Old Mr Flawse acts on medical advice and takes a cruise ship to points south Lockhart now a handsome youth of eighteen comes along It s there on the ship Lockhart meets beautiful comparably na ve Jessica and falls nay plunges head over heels in love Upon setting eyes on a dashing gentleman right off the pages of all her nineteenth century British romance novels Jessica s heart is likewise aflame The next morning the couple are married by the captain This as part of a grand scheme thanks to conniving calculating Mrs Sandicott Jessica s mother a widow and part of her plan for wealth and estate herself wedding ancient Mr Flawse soon to be pushing up daisies or so she thinks My good lady if you only knew who really set the trapThus the stage is ready and the play s the thing complete with Monty Pythonesue hilarity and outrageous farce startling X rated shenanigans painful pandemonium and bawdy burlesue not Lockhart and Jessica who kiss and hug and think babies come from storks Oh my clash of culture past versus culture present no matter what the situation Lockhart working in a London tax office Mrs Sandicott enduing Flawse Hall ah my God no heat no electric no neighbors no car the young romantic couple living on an affluent suburban street Tom Sharpe sets to work with his searing scorching comic *Wit Here Are Several Juicy Bits Of *Here are several Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students juicy bits of MODERN DAY OFFICEThrough Mrs Sandicott Lockhart is given aob at the London office of her departed husband s tax accounting firm apprenticing under a Mr Treyer The first thing Mr Treyer tells the new employee is Income and Asset Protection has a positive ring to it than tax avoidance And we must be positive Lockhart takes these words of wisdom to heart and proceeds to deal with the letters from the Income Tax authorities in the same manner he learned from his grandfather over the course of the next week when the daily mail arrives he gathers up every single piece of correspondence from the government and uses the bathroom toilet as an incinerator Upon learning of Lockhart s direct and unorthodox approach to protecting client assets Mr Treyer nearly has a heart attack The new employee is relegated to a separate office handling peripheral responsibilities like wining and dining clients on the expense account Again Lochhart takes his new duties seriously and in the spirit of saving money treats an important client to a grand lunch at a local fish chips oint Mr Treyer s reaction is anything but positive he almost has a nervous breakdown The next incident seals the deal Lockhart is instructed not to let anyone have access to company files A few days later when an officer from the Customs and Excise VAT department reaches for a file Lockhart slams the cabinet drawer on the officer s hand breaking every finger and a few other bones Thereafter a new arrangement is formulated Lockhart will be given his full salary and benefits if he never sets foot in the office again Lockhart is flummoxed not understanding why the business world thrives not on honesty but hypocrisy SUBURBAN NEIGHBORSJessica will come into a fortune once she can sell all the upper middle class houses she owns on their street However the occupants must move out for this to happen But with the current rent control laws nobody is about to move Lockhart to the rescue Through a series of well timed maneuvers the placid suburban street is turned into an exploding inferno The local police force. Faced with the horrors of suburbia he must either terrorise blackmail and potentially kill an entire street of his tenants or attempt to find his unknown and elusive father in order to inherit the estateHowever with the belief that he was dropped into his mother's arms by a stork killing a street of people may be the.


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