The Shrapnel Academy: A Novel by Fay Weldon

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The Shrapnel Academy: A Novel

'“An explosive novel, to English drawing room comedy what the Hindenburg was to zeppelin flight . . . a human sampler of the old Empire in accelerated decline.” —Los Angeles Times                                                   “Weldon’s best novels don’t let either women or men off the hook . . . If there is a heroine in her novel it is probably the abrasive but endearingly sane feminist, Mew . . . her most admirable character is the biggest warmonger of them all, the urbane, sexy and distinguished General Makeshift.” —The New York Times “This time Weldon focuses her lethal spray of darkly comic assessments of the quirky-to-downright nasty in human relationships, on mankind’s gloriously galumphing determination to eradicate itself . . . The inevitable Big Bang is truly impressive. An acidulously funny yet stinging commentary on our institutionalized homicidal lunacies, along with Weldon’s casual reminder that the Gentle Reader (that’s us) ‘is as ferocious as anyone else.’ Hilarity with a wallop.” —Kirkus Reviews'
'“An explosive novel, to English drawing room comedy what the Hindenburg was to zeppelin flight . . . a human sampler of the old Empire in accelerated decline.” —Los Angeles Times                                                   “Weldon’s best novels don’t let either women or men off the hook . . . If there is a heroine in her novel it is probably the abrasive but endearingly sane feminist, Mew . . . her most admirable character is the biggest warmonger of them all, the urbane, sexy and distinguished General Makeshift.” —The New York Times “This time Weldon focuses her lethal spray of darkly comic assessments of the quirky-to-downright nasty in human relationships, on mankind’s gloriously galumphing determination to eradicate itself . . . The inevitable Big Bang is truly impressive. An acidulously funny yet stinging commentary on our institutionalized homicidal lunacies, along with Weldon’s casual reminder that the Gentle Reader (that’s us) ‘is as ferocious as anyone else.’ Hilarity with a wallop.” —Kirkus Reviews'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781480412583 Pages: 192