• Title: Krumnagel
  • Author: Peter Ustinov
  • ISBN: 9781559700917
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Krumnagel Ustinov loves to contrast people and cultures and to deflate with wit and humor the false and pretentious in both This work brilliantly contrasts a midwestern police chief with the British tradition
    Ustinov loves to contrast people and cultures and to deflate, with wit and humor, the false and pretentious in both This work brilliantly contrasts a midwestern police chief with the British tradition of law and order a hilarious, often savage, satire of justice as it exists on both sides of the Atlantic.

    One Reply to “Krumnagel”

    1. Krumnagel reminds me of someone I know. I enjoyed Ustinov's clash of the stereotypical American "fuzz" (policeman with gun)in England versus just about everyone else he met. I could still detect British influence in Krumnagel's American vernacular. I think it pains Ustinov too much to write the way we actually talk.

    2. ustinov as usual brilliantly & ruthlessly gets at the american society and its law & order. It is described as "the novel that does to law & order what Catch-22 did to war"(harpers) The satire is excellently executed through the character krumangel

    3. Good droll comedy. The main character is an American police chief visiting England who is a version of J W Pepper or Buford T. Justice, only he's a little more introspective.

    4. Fabulous prose saved a very weak story-line - not to be commended unless, like me, you're a big Ustinov fan.

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