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Mischief

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

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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. 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 t

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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 t


About the Author: Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson has written several novels including Gallimauf's Gospel Baa Blueglass Mischief Fou The Wurd The Ballad of Lee Cotton Nookie and The Zoo His work has been translated into several languages adapted for the stage long listed for the Booker Prize twice shortlisted for the Whitbread Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Gold CrownChris



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 whil

  2. says:

    An entertaining original book about Charlie the last surviving member of an obscure Brazilian group He's actually

  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 analysis of human nature Brought to England to be raised and educated Charlie the principal cha

  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 never uite gets there and Yossarian is a entertaining figure than Charlie The hook's novelty kept

  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 serious identity disorder Very well written and in an ingenious way insightful to the human condition

  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

  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 discovered as an infant alone in a remote area of Brazil where one of the biologistexplorers Dr Duckworth somewhat unwillingly becomes his adoptive father He is brought back to England Ironies abound The biologist parent not recognizing the telltale signs that he belongs to another species the

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