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The Mighty Walzer (Paperback)
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The Mighty Walzer (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 06/04/2000
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From the beginning Oliver Walzer is a natural - at ping-pong. Even with his improvised bat (the Collins Classic edition of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) he can chop, flick, half-volley like a champion. At sex he is not so adept, but with tuition from Sheeny Waxman, fellow member of the Akiva Social Club Table Tennis Team and stalwart of the Kardomah coffee bar, his game improves. Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099274728
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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"Jacobson is a great storyteller: phrases, anecdotes and atmosphere roll off the page with the ease and sublime, scary grace of drunken eels...he is unsurpassable" * The Times *
"This mature novel has the sustained exuberance and passion of his youthful writing...an achingly funny book...an amazing acheivement... There are few novelists today who can imbue the trifles of life with such poetry" * Independent *
"Marvellous. Jacobson has not just written the first great novel about ping-pong. He has written one of the greatest sporting novels ever...a towering work of authority" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Jacobson's humour is unashamedly savage and his jokes as sharp as a switch-blade...comic vitriol worthy of Evelyn Waugh" * Sunday Express *

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Francis Glibbery

“Haven't read it yet!”

My wife has read it, and it made her laugh out loud at times. At others she said it was "truly sagacious".

Paperback edition
14th November 2016
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Francis Glibbery

“Excellent”

This book is all it's cracked up to be: funny, tender, thoughtful; all the attributes you'd expect form Mr Jacobson

Paperback edition
10th June 2018
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