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FREE DOWNLOAD Î The Stars' Tennis Balls St what hell it is to be one of the stars' tennis balls  For Ned 1978 seems a blissful year handsome popular responsible and a fine cricketer life is progressing smoothly for him if not effortlessly When he meets Portia Fendeman his personal jigsaw appears complete What if her left wing parents despise his Tory MP father Doesn't that just make them star crossed lovers And surely in the end won't the Fendemans be won over by their happiness  But of course one person's happiness is another's j. With The Stars Tennis Balls Stephen Fry gives us a kind of modern retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo with a comedic twist and highly entertaining it is tooIf I had one criticism it would be that he occasionally slips a little too close to a somewhat adolescent revenge fantasy but that s a minor uibble at most don t let it put you off Reiki A Comprehensive Guide despise his Tory MP father Doesn't that just make them star crossed lovers And surely in the end won't the Fendemans be won over by their happiness  But of course one person's happiness is another's j. With The Stars Tennis Balls Stephen Fry gives us a kind of modern retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo with a comedic twist and highly entertaining it is tooIf I had one criticism it would be that he occasionally slips a little too close to a somewhat adolescent revenge fantasy but that s a minor uibble at most জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় don t let it put you off

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FREE DOWNLOAD Î The Stars' Tennis Balls We are merely the stars' tennis balls struck and bandiedWhich way please them The Duchess of Malfi by John WebsterEverything about Stephen Fry's new novel including the title will be a surprise perhaps even a shock The only thing that can be guaranteed is that it will be his next earth movingly funny bestseller And we are still pretty confidently saying it will not be about earthworm migration patterns in East DevonThis is the story of Ned Maddenstone a nice young man who is about to find out ju. At the outset this is late twentieth century rendering of The Count of Monte Cristo If you don t know that story please don t read on any further it will be spoiler ridden and maybe you are from another planetWe all know what happens in The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dant s first mate of the ship Pharaon who has recently been granted the succession of his captain Lecl re is trapped in a false intrigue by a group of people jealous of him for various reasons The deputy crown prosecutor of Marseille finding that his own father is really implicated in the treason sacrifices Dant s to imprisonment without trial in the island prison of Ch teau d If He learns of a fortune on the isle of Monte Cristo from another prisoner there and claims it after making good his escape Returning as a rich man he extracts revenge on all his enemies in exemplary fashionWhat Stephen Fry has done is transport this story to the end of the last century Here the protagonist is Ned Maddstone the handsome and talented son of conservative MP Sir Charles Maddstone He is madly in love with Portia Fendeman who is the daughter of leftist Jews Peter and Hillary who don t approve of the union Portia s cousin Gordon madly in love with her himself also disapproves of it The other people who hate Ned are his classmates Ashley Barson Garland employed as Sir Charles s secretary and the junkie Rufus Cade because they are jealous of his privilegesThey decide to get him busted for drug pushing by planting weed in his overcoat pocket But the prank misfires as Ned is also carrying a missive from the captain of the sailboat he was sailing on during his vacation an instruction to the IRA for planting bombs The secret service man who interrogates him Oliver Delft rightly identifies him as an innocent victim but finds out to his horror that his mother is the intended recipient To protect himself Delft has Ned committed to a lunatic asylum on a Nordic Island which the secret service uses to bury troublesome prisonersOn the island Ned lives a life of uiet despair and is on the verge of losing his sanity when he meets Babe another political prisoner This proves to be turning point in his life With Babe s help Ned becomes a changed person Like the original Count of Monte Cristo he manages to escape and amass a fortune What remains is the triumphant return and revengeStephen Fry has managed the astonishing feat of staying as close to the original as possible while transporting the whole story to the current era When Ned goes to the asylum in 1980 there are still no mobile phones or internet lovers still write letters on paper and post them in envelops USA and USSR are engaged in a cold war which it seems will never end When he comes out in 1999 we are in the midst of the dotcom revolution and communism is a distant memory The changes of the tumultuous two decades are woven seamlessly into the tale The only thing which has not changed it seems is the duplicity of politicians and human greed The author manages to shower trenchant criticism on British society politics and the fruits of the neoliberalist philosophies which ruled the roost in the late nineties and the early twenty first century while not losing the central thread of this gripping revenge taleAn enjoyable read though not a great work of literature Fry s language is a treat though

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FREE DOWNLOAD Î The Stars' Tennis Balls Ealous spite And spite is about to change Ned's life forever  A promise made to a dying teacher and a vile trick played by fellow pupils rocket Ned from cricket captain to solitary confinement from head boy to political prisoner Twenty years later Ned returns to London a very different man from the boy seized outside a Knightsbridge language college  A man implacably focused on revenge Revenge is a dish he plans to savour and serve to those who conspired against him and to those who forgot h. since the beginning of this project I have projected Stephen Fry as my choice of english author ah this book reminded me why I don t read blurbs I did not realize until 200 pages into the book that I was reading a retelling of the count of monte cristo yes I realize I should have realized sooner but I saw the movie once in a theater almost 8 years ago and the book is very different from the movie a lot of which I know of and was excited to see which Fry chose to follow Now that I have ruined the experience of not knowing for everyone else I urge you not to discount it and read Dumas instead perhaps read book although Dumas stole his plot from Jacues Peuchet so I suppose if you really insist on going back to basics at least do it correctly I thoroughly enjoyed this book I thought the plot was surprising and inventive at least until I realized it was stolen perhaps explaining why such intelligent people have stolen it A long stay in a mental institution is far interesting then figuring things out uickly and living happily ever after also comes off as through The plot also makes a strange comment on sociopathy being that the Cristo character always becomes a one after having been such a nice unobtrusive stupid boy I infact enjoy Fry thoroughly and suggest the book weather or not you have read Dumas The book has even made me a bit interested in reading Dumas which historically I never have been