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The Thought Gang: Tibor Fischer

I picked this book up on the tail-end of my Christmas break, as I was travelling back to York from London. So it was quite fitting that I finally finished it on my journey back down to London, en route to Budapest. 338 more words


‘Under the Frog’ by Tibor Fischer

This so-called ‘delicate serio-comic treasure’ (so wrote Salman Rushdie in The Independent on Sunday) did nothing for me.

The title is taken from the Hungarian expression ‘a béka segge alatt’ used when things could not be any worse – ‘under a frog’s arse down a coalmine.’ 208 more words