Book Reviews of Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1)

Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1)
Portuguese Irregular Verbs - Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN-13: 9781400077083
ISBN-10: 1400077087
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 6
I am an Alexander McCall Smith fan, that said, I did not love this book. Other reviews I've read claim this is a funny book...I'm sorry, but I did not find it funny. I thought the main character was selfish and self-obsessed. I kept waiting for some sort of growth based on his experiences, but it doesn't happen. Sort of depressing.
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Helpful Score: 4
Funny and engaging. The characters are not at all like the Ladies' #1 Detective Agency series (which are my favorite). The story lacks the warmth, truth, and sweetness of those books. Still, if you enjoy characters with personality quirks and a flair for the absurd - this book will do very well.
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Helpful Score: 4
Alexander McCall Smith starts another series; don't be fooled by the title -- it's in the same vein as his other comfortably paced, witty books, with literary and language allusions thrown in.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am spoiled by the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. This novel is very different, and did not hook me. I think it would be good for one who loves word play.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as his #1 Ladies Detective series, but almost!! The professors are charming characters!
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Helpful Score: 2
One of a series of three...At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances and The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs being the others. Each stands alone, but better if you read all 3.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this highly entertaining. The first of a trilogy with the same main character, Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld.
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Helpful Score: 1
A really fun read. Wonderful style and sense of humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun read. Professor Dr. von Igelfeld is quite a character.
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Little stories about an eccentric man. I'll send it to my Dad since he is a student of Portuguese.
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I was disappointed in this book. It's not nearly as good as the No. 1 Ladies Detective series.
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Alexander McCall Smith is an author who is able to write in different styles for his various series. This is another series that is a keeper. I really enjoy Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld.
reviewed Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1) on
This is a slim volume about a few wacky professors. Imagine them, for instance, trying to enjoy playing tennis on their vacation, when none of them know anything about it except what they have just read in a rule book. I found it very funny in many places.
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This book is strange, but in a good, hypnotic kind of way. I actually really liked it and am reading book 2 in the series now.
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Excellent!
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This is an easy read. Alexander McCall Smith has created another group of entertaining characters in this book.
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From the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
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A collection of brief, humorous stories about a professor and his colleagues.
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Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. von Igelfeld of the Inst of Philology. Never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due--a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.