Saturday, 15 September 2012
Game in Heaven With Tussy Marx
Author: Piers Paul Read
Year of publication: 1966, Panther edition 1968
Back cover blurb: 'ROLL UP! ROLL UP!
Stand alongside Karl's daughter TUSSY MARX and a Dowager Duchess and a Bright Young Man and Peep down on Earth from the Safety of Heaven
Enjoy the REVOLUTIONARY Antics in London, South America, Iceland, Purgatory, on the Swiss ski-slopes
See with your own eyes the PROVOCATIVE Behaviour of the Little-Rich Girl
REVEL in the Hopes of Hereward the Idealist, and Lover of Other Men's Wives
CHUCKLE at Watkinson the Marxist, Corrupting Capitalism with his own Dissoluteness
RELISH the GAME IN HEAVEN WITH TUSSY MARX a bizarre, riotous, sexily serious Novel which points a Witty Finger at You and Your Revolution'
Quick flick reveals: I couldn't get on with Read's later novel The Upstart, but this swingin' Marxism tale looks crazy enough to give him another go.
Random paragraph: 'Hereward might have saved himself at this point if he had said, then and there, "I am a revolutionary and your father is Europe's number one enemy of the peole, latest and I hope last in a long line of industrial barons of unequalled villainy," but the moment passed and the opportunity was lost.'