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Death Of An Old Goat Professor Belville Smith Had Bored University Audiences In England With The Same Lecture For Fifty Years Now He Was Crossing The Australian Continent, Doing Precisely The Same Never Before Had The Reaction Been So Extreme, However, For Shortly After An Undistinguished Appearance At Drummondale University, The Doddering Old Professor Is Found Brutally Murdered.

[EPUB] ✶ Death Of An Old Goat  ✻ Robert Barnard – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Death Of An Old Goat
  • Robert Barnard
  • English
  • 18 September 2017
  • 0140065377

    10 thoughts on “[EPUB] ✶ Death Of An Old Goat ✻ Robert Barnard – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    A hilarious murder mystery heavy on the satire of academia and all things Australian The setting is an Australian university in rural New South Wales in the 1970s Particularly recommended for academics especially English professors familiar with the British and or Australian university systems and for Australians who can take a joke about themselves Not recommended for recovering alcoholics who just went on the wagon everyone seems to be drinking constantly in this book, which helps establ A hilarious murder mystery heavy on the satire of academia and all things Australian The setting is an Australian university in rural New South Wales in the 1970s Particularly recommended for academics especially English...


  2. says:

    The mystery is secondary to the satire in this tricky little entry from Barnard It takes place in Australia with much of Barnard s trademark skewering this time of the Australian social classes in general and the local police force in particular The coppers are portrayed as stupid, ran...


  3. says:

    This book was fantastic and absolutely hilarious If you don t like it, you re probably Australian Barnard is relentless with his skewering of Australia and Australians The humour is dry, subtle, and very very funny, and it s a good little mystery as well.One very im...


  4. says:

    Wonderful satirical look at Australia, academia, Oxbridge, outback lifeDon t read the last page early.


  5. says:

    This delicious spoof of an elderly English professor traveling around the less salubrious portions of outback Australia undoubtedly created a certain amount of ire when published This type of murder mystery is dated but very much to my taste, though my daughter has sent me all of Lee Child s vi...


  6. says:

    Good academia detox.


  7. says:

    Reading Robert Barnard s Death of an Old Goat has been a lot of fun It is a pretty solid mystery, crisply written, full of humor, even to the extent of being laugh out loud hilarious in some places The last sentence of the novel provides one of the best twists of the plot I have ever encountered.Dr Belville Smith, an octogenarian Professor of English from Oxford is on a lecture tour in Australia He arrives at a second tier Australian university to give the same lecture he has been givi Reading Robert Barnard s Death of an Old Goat has been a lot of fun It is a pretty solid mystery, crisply written, full of humor, even to the extent of being laugh out loud hilarious in some places The last sentence of the novel provides one of the best twists of the plot I have ever encountered.Dr Belville Smith, an octogenarian Professor of English from Oxford is on a lecture tour in Australia He arrives at a second tier Australian university to give the same lecture he has been giving for almost 50 years To celebrate the distinguished visitor, the chair of the English department throws a party for the academics and the local squirearchy Alas, the Professor is...


  8. says:

    BOTTOM LINE Academia writ large on the landscape of rural Australia, in a satirical pseudo classic mystery awkward in spots it s his first novel but fun.When a doddering lecturer on tour gets himself bloodily murdered after a particularly noxious Welcome Party at an extremely small college in a particularly obscure little Australian town, the local police haven t a clue That s not new, exactly, as their lead investigator usually solves his cases by beating up the suspects until somebody, BOTTOM LINE Academia writ large on the landscape of rural Australia, in a satirical ...


  9. says:

    What a well written mystery I read a lot of mysteries and it is both a rarity and a pleasure when I cannot figure out who done it until almost the end The story takes place in Australia and contains a fair amount of racism which I could happily do without However as it was written over 35 years ago, I can accept it.An aged professor is over from Oxford giving guest lectures at the various universities in the country when he is found with his throat slit He doesn t know a single person in t What a well written mystery I read a lot of mysteries and it is both a rarity and a pleasure when I cannot figure out who done it until almost the end The story takes place in Australia and contains a fair amount of racism which I could happily do with...


  10. says:

    Steeped in the academic world of rural Australia, of which Robert Barnard had first hand experience, his first novel is indicative of what his writing style would become humorous, satiric, and with a good twist at the end Probably wise that Inspector Royle wasn t featured in a series, be...

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