Tom Sharpe - Dead

Old Jun 6th 2013, 11:23 am
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I liked his novels, Porterhouse Blue, Wilt, Blott on the Landscape.

Brilliantly funny and satirical.

Sad he only wrote a few.

RIP

Edited to add, he wrote a bit more than I recall, never read any of his stuff from mid 90s on.

Porterhouse Blue series
Porterhouse Blue (1974)
Grantchester Grind (1995)

Wilt series
Wilt (1976)
The Wilt Alternative (1979)
Wilt On High (1984)
Wilt in Triplicate (omnibus) (1996)
Wilt in Nowhere (2004)
The Wilt Inheritance (2010)

Other novels
Riotous Assembly (1971)
Indecent Exposure (1973)
Blott on the Landscape (1975)
The Great Pursuit (1977)
The Throwback (1978)
Ancestral Vices (1980)
Vintage Stuff (1982)
The Midden (1996)
The Gropes (2009)

Collections
Selected Works (1986)
Tom Sharpe Library Pack (2001)

Short stories
Stirring the Pot (1994)
The anthology Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) features a story by Tom Sharpe

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RIP.

One of the few authors who could generate real laugh-out-loud scenarios. The cheese grater is seared into my mind.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
RIP.

One of the few authors who could generate real laugh-out-loud scenarios. The cheese grater is seared into my mind.
Absolutely, I can see it now! Poor Wilt...
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Absolutely, I can see it now! Poor Wilt...
Cheesegrater also features in 'The Throwback'.
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Cheesegrater also features in 'The Throwback'.
It's so long since I read them I couldn't recall, you're probably right. I take it the bit you mean is when he had a slight inflammation of the member and used the cheese-grater to bring the swelling down?
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It's so long since I read them I couldn't recall, you're probably right. I take it the bit you mean is when he had a slight inflammation of the member and used the cheese-grater to bring the swelling down?
No, the Irish gynaecologist with the condom full of oven cleaner having a spot of local difficulty...
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No, the Irish gynaecologist with the condom full of oven cleaner having a spot of local difficulty...
Laughing at the thought!
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Never read any of his books (but high up the list now). My folks used to have Wilt, Porterhouse Blues

and didn't Robin Williams appear in one or more TS films?
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Never read any of his books (but high up the list now). My folks used to have Wilt, Porterhouse Blues

and didn't Robin Williams appear in one or more TS films?
Don't think Robin Williams appeared in any of his films/TV adaptions.
Porterhouse Blue starred David Jason, Blott on the Landscape David Suchet ( and Jimmy Nail in a minor but significant part), also George Cole and Geraldine James ( both TV adaptions) Wilt ( a film) starred Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith.
I should probably get out more...
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Don't think Robin Williams appeared in any of his films/TV adaptions.
Porterhouse Blue starred David Jason, Blott on the Landscape David Suchet ( and Jimmy Nail in a minor but significant part), also George Cole and Geraldine James ( both TV adaptions) Wilt ( a film) starred Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith.
I should probably get out more...
yep you're right.

I'm thinking of John Irvine's World According to Garp, Cider House Rules etc - think my folks had those too.
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