While visiting cannibals on a small South Pacific island, the Vice President of the United States gets into a stew - literally - causing an international incident that only Leonard Wibberley could concoct.A Feast of Freedom is a brilliant spoof of international affairs - an irresistible blend of humor and satire that is as delightful, as timely, and as deliciously cunningWhile visiting cannibals on a small South Pacific island, the Vice President of the United States gets into a stew - literally - causing an international incident that only Leonard Wibberley could concoct.A Feast of Freedom is a brilliant spoof of international affairs - an irresistible blend of humor and satire that is as delightful, as timely, and as deliciously cunning as The Mouse That Roared....
|Title||:||A Feast of Freedom|
|Number of Pages||:||484 Pages|
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A Feast of Freedom Reviews
เล่มแปล เสรีภาพเจ้ากรรม ผู้แปล เทศภักดิ์ นิยมเหตุ สำนักพิมพ์ แพรว
เรื่องราวแนวเสียดสีประเทศอภิมหาอำนาจ ก็สนุกดี ตลกร้าย แต่ไม่ชอบตรงที่ใช้ตัวละครเปลือง ไม่มีตัวหลักที่เป็นคนดำเนินเรื่อง
An amusing and well-told satiric tale taking place in 1970. The story involves a Pacific island republic that is freed from British colonial rule only to find itself an unwitting pawn in international affairs. The options of the major powers (US and UK) are constrained by that damnable new force, "world opinion." In an inspired turn, Wibberley has the US vice president make a "private" unnannounced trip to the island, only to be eaten by headhunters. Wibberley has a dark sense of humor. This is a fun quick summer read. Wibberley is eerily prescient about the forces shaping modern politics and international relations. Lots of fun.
A Feast of Freedom was first published in 1964 right after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and at the escalation of the Vietnam War—when America was in no mood for a satire in which the Vice President gets eaten. So it was overlooked.Which is too bad because it's as fun and entertaining as The Mouse That Roared.Now that it's finally available on ebooks, I hope it finds a new audience. I mean, what could be funnier than cannibals eating the Vice President? (Trust me, it's hilarious.)
I have to confess i didn't buy this book. Someone left it on the table in canteen, i have read it right there for around 20 pages then there's a woman was staring at me that i realized this book might be hers. I returned it and went straight to the library. So lucky i found the book. The story reminds me of Don Quixote USA of Richard Powell. It's hilarious and charming. Politics irony, This kind of story is my type. If you love Don Quixote USA, you will love this book.
Farcical and fantastic.
Noted in my 1966 diary but no comments beyond 2.5 stars.
Amusing bit of political satire, but not as fun or filled with as likable characters as the 'Mouse that Roared' series.