Tom Sharpe dies in Spain

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Miner, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. No, not Richards brother. But the author of the Wilt books amongst others, and a former Royal Marine.


    I've never read his books but I know my dad had a few. I may dig them out.

    And before anyone accuses me of reading the Guardian, I saw the news on Skys website and got the link from his Wiki entry.
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  2. I'm the only person in the world who didn't find him funny, apparently.
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  3. Loved his South Africa satires.

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  4. I thought his books were a scream, this will cost me a fortune getting them all again as ebooks.
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  5. Konstable Els' fight with the Police? dog and the aftermath was one of the funniest things I ever read.
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  6. go to kickass torrents- you can download 13 free
  7. Kept me chuckling on many a flight and train journey. RIP.
  8. Porterhouse Blue didn't do much for me, nor Blott on the Landscape, but the Wilt and Piemburg books were a great read.

    I thought he was already dead
  9. Forastero

    Forastero LE Moderator

    Shame, I enjoyed his books. Konstabel Els, what a legend.
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  10. Oh no you're not. I thought the Wilt series was puerile cobblers.
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  11. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    That's why I read them; when I was a boy.
  12. If you enjoy pantomimes and believe that repeated use of the phrase "oh dear, how sad, never mind" is the height of comedy, you're probably on the right level to enjoy his books. They're shit.
  13. Not me: as a lad I was too busy with Milton, Dostoyevsky and a bit of Chaucer for the naughty bits (eg The Miller's Tale -corrrr!)
  14. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    A great pity, I loved all his books and devoured them when I was a teenager. Didn't know he was an ex bootie though.

    Personal favourite would have to be either blott on the landscape or porterhouse blue.

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  15. Exact opposite of my choices then. I thought he was ex blue job

    Did you know arrsepedia is asking for a user/pass?