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❮EPUB❯ ✾ Under the Frog ✹ Author Tibor Fischer – Blackswantea.co.uk Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Under the Frog follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the anti Soviet uprisinEPUB Under the Frog Author Tibor Fischer Blackswantea.co.uk Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Under the Frog follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbul.

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Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - Tibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer In he was selected by the influential literary magazine Granta as one of the best young British writersFischer's parents were Hungarian basketball players who fled Hungary in The bloody revolution and his father's background informed Fischer's debut novel Under the Frog a Rabelaisian yarn about a Hungarian basketba.

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  • Hugh

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookHad 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 revolution and its aftermath The main protagonist is Gyuri Fischer who is a member of a successful basketball team whose success owes much to his talented friend Pataki Gyuri's opportunities are limited by his class though his former bookmaker father is now brokeFischer likes using unusual words for comic effect the words I looked up while reading this included lucubrate mulierosity pinguid stultilo


  • Vit Babenco

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBook“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


  • Lorenzo Berardi

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookATTENTION 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


  • Kwoomac

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookBefore traveling to Budapest I wanted to read something that took place there This was good choice The story takes place in communist Hungary culminating with the uprising in October 1956 Hungary was invaded by Germany during WWII and then in 1948 was handed over to Russia The main character Gyuri Fischer is a basketball player on a traveling team in 1956 He along with the other players are on the payroll of the Hungarian Railway They are reuired to work very little and spend all their time playing and practicing Gyuri's closest friend Pataki spends his time trying to upset the powers that be He is often pulled into communist headuarters to explain himself The headuarters were located at 60 Andrassy St a space which was used by the Germans to torture prisoners during WWII It then was used by the Russians for the same purpose The bldg still


  • Jeannine

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookIt 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 time period we were in The chapter headings are worthless unless you are in the last chapter This is because he switches gears so many times in a chapter you can't remember where you started or what direction you are in But it was research for my own up coming historical fiction and I did get a sense of what the times were like between 44 56 in Hungary I can safely say that mine is a much easier read and you won't be at all confused with the time period or the characters Now having said all of this you will note that I do NOT like Salman R


  • Dennis

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookThis 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


  • Hubert

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookI 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


  • Colin Davison

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookI’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


  • Colleen

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookDNF 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 this is hard to read as an offense to girls and also to humor No female characters other than 1 largely nameless cast of sexual partners for the male characters or 2 as butts of jokes the male characters make basically just jokes about their lack of attractiveness Such low hanging fruitMaybe the misogyny is intended to illustrate the bleakness of the time or the youth and idiocy of the main characters I only made it 13 of the way through the book so maybe the fully fleshed out female characters come in later but I’m not willing to tough it out Life’s too short and there are a million books out there I just don’t have the patience right now


  • Monica

    Under the Frog Epub × Under theKindle - under pdf, frog book, Under the epub, Under the Frog eBookAnother 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 the constraints and the life jacket that totalitarianism brings is to not take it seriously and the novel deals with tragic situations in a humorous manner Two of my favourite themes young men being young men and putting two fingers up to tyranny in the same novel what is there not to like


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