From Publishers Weekly
The British actor's very funny first novel traces the antics of a reckless, irreverent ex-Cambridge student involved in a bizarre espionage caper.
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From Library Journal
British comedian and actor Fry (currently appearing in Kenneth Branagh's Peter's Friends ) has written a witty first novel about the adventures of Adrian Healey, a British schoolboy and "the liar" of the title. Adrian is an amusing, if appalling, character, and readers will enjoy following him as he develops from a lovesick teenager wih a "pash" on fellow student Hugo Cartwright to a Cambridge undergraduate involved in international espionage. There are interludes along the way involving, among other things, sex, suicide, Piccadilly rent-boys, and a "lost" pornographic novel by Charles Dickens. This is a clever and entertaining novel that will appeal to Anglophiles with a twisted sense of humor. Recommended for public libraries.- Elizabeth Mellett, Brookline P.L., Mass.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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