Portugese Irregular Verbs, by Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, November 1, 2007

ISBN: 978-0676976809

Now this guy usually writes murder mysteries for 50+ women, so when I was told that this short little book was hilarious, I doubted it. But it is. It stars a grumpy old professor who worries about who has a "Von" in front of his name and whose nose is more unfortunate than his. He studies languages and is one of the silliest, most boring men in the world, and it is fantastic. I will be reading the other two in the series when I get the time (which is never, most likely).



Matthew said...

I LOVE Professor Doctor von Igelfeld!! They are all readable and hilarious. In one of them he meets the Pope, and there is much hilarity! They're also especially great for people who know academics, Germans, and German academics...