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Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1)
Portuguese Irregular Verbs - Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due – a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray. — Professor Dr von Igelfeld learns to play tennis, and forces a college chum to enter into a duel that results in a nipped n...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400077083
ISBN-10: 1400077087
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 128
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  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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.
reviewed Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1) on + 157 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
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
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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reviewed Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Professor Dr von Igelfeld, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
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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