Another charm of this little book, an afternoon’s read, is the way the title character, Oliver Booth, a pompous little man who behaves badly, finds himself repeatedly snubbed, pushed into a swimming pool, and facing commitment to a mental institution, to name a few. This brand of justice is best dished out in a novel, since real life is not usually as fair.
Bernard Dauphine is the other major character in this book, a young Frenchman who works as a server at one of
The middle section of the book covers the trip Bernard and Oliver take to
I did not find any deep truths, no penetrating glimpses into human behavior, or redeeming moral values reveals. But it is a light hearted amusement and sometimes that is exactly what is needed.
The other item of interest is author David Desmond is the nephew of Donald Trump. Makes you wonder who served as the modeled for the boorish obnoxious title character.
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