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❮Download❯ ➶ Under the Frog Author Tibor Fischer – Gamegeek-denter.de 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 uprisinShortlisted for the Booker Prize Under the Frog follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbule.

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PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de Tibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer In 1993 he was selected by the influential literary magazine Granta as one of the 20 best young British writersFischer's parents were Hungarian basketball players who fled Hungary in 1956 The bloody 1956 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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  1. Hugh Hugh says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 us


  2. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 ha


  3. Lorenzo Berardi Lorenzo Berardi says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 speaking ears isn't it? also known as PolLame pollame meaning poultry in Italian and we were very consistent players Years passed by and we were always standing at the bottom of our leagueNevertheless I was passionate or masochist enough reporting the scores of all our matches on a pocket calendar But I don't need to find out where one of those pocket calendars ended up for reporting that once we lost a match 196 30Ok ok our opponents in that match were the junior team of the then Euro dominating Virtus Bologna and it's true how 3 or 4 of them became first league players in the following years but still we were dedicated losers overall Around 20 of our 30 points came from free throws and one of the five or


  4. Kwoomac Kwoomac says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 stands in current day


  5. Jeannine Jeannine says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 pag


  6. Dennis Dennis says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 lon


  7. Hubert Hubert says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 topic at the last part of the chapter This makes for a temporally disjointed experience


  8. Colin Davison Colin Davison says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 sportsmen travelling naked in an appropriated railway carriage a gargantuan eating contest monumental inefficiency and skiving in factories where fulfilment of a Five Year plan is a matter of fantasy or stealing supplies from a rival enterpriseIt’s all outrageous but completely plausible for anyone with t


  9. Colleen Colleen says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 fruit


  10. Monica Monica says:

    PDF/EPUB Under the Frog PDF Ï Under the Kindle - ↠ gamegeek denter.de under pdf, frog free, 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 totalitaria


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