Broom, Broom (Fungus #1)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Assistant police commissioner Zapata’s first case on the job is to solve the mystery around the disappearance of jewels belonging to the British Royal Family while on exhibition in Melbourne. Things get stranger and stranger as the case unfolds, in a madcap tale of crime, bungling, and Spanglish, reminiscent of "Get Smart" and "The Pink Panther." More
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Published by Nameless Books
Words: 8,210
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301023288
About Sergio Tell

Sergio Tell was born in Buenos Aires. Having never felt comfortable in any language or country, he changes them both all the time. He currently lives in Australia, not having enough petrol to leave.

Sergio was expelled from kindergarten for attempting to kiss his teacher, and so was not accepted into primary school. In Australia, not finding anyone he wanted to kiss, he managed to graduate university and become a lecturer in drama. He has also been a performer, appearing in "State Coroner," "The Adventures of Lano & Woodley," and "Marshall Law."

Once he got free of schools, and out into the world to “achieve goals,” he learned that the devil is a frequent flyer on this life's journey, and always sits down next to you on the plane. Only smiles and laughter can keep him away; he is allergic to them.

Sergio hopes his stories will help readers smile and laugh, and put their devils to rest.

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Review by: Fotis Kape on Dec. 05, 2012 :
This is a brilliant bit of writing with elements of pataphysics - "the science of the particular which does not, study the rules governing the general recurrence of a periodic incident..." Tell creates a magical, insane and surreal quality, while it does not judge it reflects on the vanity of politics and inequity without pretension, without pontification. It is extremely funny and it will no doubt seed many funny stories about the absurdity of modern life.
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Review by: Motti Etzion on Nov. 07, 2012 :
Very funny and sweet little comedy about a latino migrant in an english speaking country. Plenty of predictable but oh-so-funny one-liners. As another reviewer referred to, Zapata is reminiscent of Manuel in Fawlty Towers but in this book he carries himself as if he was at least Sherlock Holmes. Highly recommended as an enjoyable read and a good laugh.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: robert stemp on Nov. 02, 2012 :
Completely left field comedy. Original material.Great one liners. Playing with the difficulties of a Spanish speaker writing and speaking in English. Haven't seen anything like it before. A cross between Monty Python and Manuel in Faulty Towers, with an Argentinian twist.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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