Whistling for the Elephants - Sandi Toksvig Reviews
Description:ISBN 0552998192 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Sandi Toksvig / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 329 Pages / Book is published 2000-08-03 by ... more
Newest Review: ... new, bring a strong element of humour and fun to the account. The book is also well written. There's a light and simple ... more
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by - written on 05/11/08 (Very useful, 164 readings)
As a comedian, I quite like Sandi Toksvig's brand of gentle, intelligent, occasionally surreal humour and was interested to see how this translated into a standard novel. Things start promisingly and the opening chapters made me laugh out loud several times. Toksvig's strength is not so much in traditional "joke telling", but rather in her use of language to make seemingly irrelevant or mundane things amusing. This strength is very much apparent early on. There are a number of times when she transforms perfectly ordinary situations into very funny ones through the careful use of a well-chosen word or phrase. It's this use of language - clever ... Read the complete review
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