A disturbing gothic tale set in a Berkshire manor house in 1949. Sir Hugo Coal, amateur palaeontologist and sexual fantasist, recounts the fall of the House of Crook. He is also convinced that Fledge his new butler will steal his title and his wife. But can Sir Hugo himself be trusted?A disturbing gothic tale set in a Berkshire manor house in 1949. Sir Hugo Coal, amateur palaeontologist and sexual fantasist, recounts the fall of the House of Crook. He is also convinced that Fledge his new butler will steal his title and his wife. But can Sir Hugo himself be trusted?Read Less
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From the synopsis of this book, I was really looking forward to this. "Sulfurously funny", said one of the reviewers. What a disappointment! The narration is over dramatic and the pace is uneven at best. And I found very little that I could describe as funny. Half the details and events make no sense at all. I get that the main character, a very unlikable man, who is narrating the story is mostly an unreliable witness if not an outright liar.
I finished the book, so I'll give it 2 stars, but this was mostly a waste of time.
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