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Ing outrageous tricks G Shortlisted for The Whitbread Fiction Prize Charlie Duckworth has orange skin crocus yellow eyes a solitary tuft of black hair on his head and a penis twisted like a corkscrew Unusual for Islington but natural for the last surviving member of th. An engaging read if ultimately difficult to identify with perhaps a bit dated and a bit alienating the latter on purpose The writing style is fluid if trying a bit too hard at times to hit a note of humor la Catch 22 it never uite gets there and Yossarian is a entertaining figure than Charlie The hook s novelty kept me reading at a point when I wasn t sure I would keep on but it wore off after a while and though it s purposefully unclear whether the main character s hypothesis about his own species is correct or merely a delusion I felt frustrated by the mystery Overall a solid read but no passages particularly moved me

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E Brazilian Xiue Xiue tribe Wrenched from his native home by a well meaning zoologist Charlie is brought to London and given an unremarkable middle class English upbringing But his strange looks and gentle spirit leave him sadly ill euipped to deal with human prejudice. A little bit of Watt A little bit of Candide Mostly brilliant

Christopher Wilson ✓ 2 Review

Mischief works superbly as a social satire and examination of the human condition At times Wilson's story approaches Swift's Gulliver's Travels in its rigour humour and moral force Hugely recommended Independent on Sunday A sparkling gem a marvellous deadpan act conjur. An entertaining original book about Charlie the last surviving member of an obscure Brazilian group He s actually ape like sort of but he learns to descend into humanity in order to survive One of a kind


10 thoughts on “Mischief

  1. says:

    Chris Wilson's Mischief is one of the funniest books I have ever read It attests to Mr Wilson's literary skills that the book is hilarious while being nothing less than a philosophical treatise on the weaknesses

  2. says:

    An entertaining original book about Charlie the last surviving member of an obscure Brazilian group He's actually ape like sort of but he lear

  3. says:

    In the style of Gulliver's Travels satire uite harsh on how people treat different looking people but maybe true

  4. says:

    Incredibly sharp and poignant humor throughout marvelous satire very well written

  5. says:

    By far one of the wittiest and wickedly funny explorations of the human condition I've read in a long time It begins with what may or not be a simple act of kindness namely the adoption of an abandoned child in the ian rain forest by a British zoologist but uickly develops into a brutal but nonetheless side splittingly funny analys

  6. says:

    An engaging read if ultimately difficult to identify with perhaps a bit dated and a bit alienating the latter on purpose The writing style is fluid if trying a bit too hard at times to hit a note of humor à la Catch 22 it n

  7. says:

    Very enjoyable book about a found child in the Brazilian forest He's adopted by an English couple who raises him as a normal human being but he's copper with yellow eyes and about 7 foot tall He's closer to ape than human but has a s

  8. says:

    This uirky novel has far going for it than simply wit I picked it up expecting a light read and was pleased to find shrewd commentary upon the human condition as well as of the choices we make in our behavior toward all other living beings

  9. says:

    A little bit of Watt A little bit of Candide Mostly brilliant

  10. says:

    Coming of age tale of a young non human primate who learns of his otherness through solitary textual investigation as a teenager He was disco

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