Paperback The war of Don Emmanuel's nether parts / Louis de Bernières.
Publication year: 2008
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780749391300 (pbk.) : 0749391308 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1990.
Extent: 384 p. ; 20 cm.
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
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When the spoilt and haughty Dona Constanza tries to divert a river to fill her swimming pool, she starts a running battle with the locals.
I have never reviewed a book online before but this one has made me do it. Someone from The Financial Times has written "...the sharpest and funniest I have read in quite some time". I know I am of a sensitive nature, but I only got to about page 37. There was so much description of violence, bodies being eaten and other things of this nature that when I read about sexual violence against young girls I stopped reading. I usually gibe a book 100 pages to prove itself, but not this one. It is well written but not my idea of funny.