The Napoleon of Notting Hill
While this novel was written in 1904, its setting is late 20th century. Like Fahrenheit 451 the government cares little about what happens. When Quin becomes the king of England after a succession of boring kings, he tries to break up the boredom by issuing orders that people wear outlandish costumes. Wayne takes the king seriously and tries to encourage local pride. This humorous tale is full of adventure.
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When I was deeply into the process of becoming a “lapsed Catholic,” two of the priests at the University of Notre Dame (where I was a student) recommended two works by Gilbert Keith Chesterton ... Read full review
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A rather odd, but amusing novel set in a future London (1984, ironically, 80 years after the novel's publication), where democracy has given way to a cynical system whereby a random individual is ... Read full review