Quarantine in the Grand Hotel centers around a mysterious murder in a hotel on the island of Little Lagonda, which is put under quarantine because one of the guests seems to have contracted bubonic plague However, just before the quarantine is declared, the police arrive, and so does a young man, who hides in his pyjamas in the wardrobe of Miss Maud Borckman It turns outQuarantine in the Grand Hotel centers around a mysterious murder in a hotel on the island of Little Lagonda, which is put under quarantine because one of the guests seems to have contracted bubonic plague However, just before the quarantine is declared, the police arrive, and so does a young man, who hides in his pyjamas in the wardrobe of Miss Maud Borckman It turns out that of the numerous guests under quarantine, any number could have committed the murder the police have come to investigate, including the stranger in pyjamas and Maud, as well as a prince and a janitor, even a police officer Hilarious mayhem abounds all around as the true identities of the hotel guests come to light, and the stranger in pyjamas finally gets to take a hot bath and lays hold of some clothes.
Quarantine In The Grand Hotel Quarantine in the Grand Hotel centers around a mysterious murder in a hotel on the island of Little Lagonda which is put under quarantine because one of the guests seems to have contracted bubonic pl
Note This book is published by Corvina Books, which is a Hungarian publisher that among other things specializes in translations of Hungarian literature into mostly English and German I bought the book on a recent trip to Budapest I mention these two facts because this seems to be an expensive and or difficult to acquire work outside of Hungary A cursory search brought up copies only at an exorbitant rate In Hungary I paid 2500 forint about 9 USD at the time , which I would consider on the high [...]
I have read it in the original Hungarian so I don t no how well the English translation could reproduce the brilliance of this book it would be an extremely difficult task I reckon but even if it could reproduce about 80% of the original, it will still be worth 5 star.
Una scoperta questo romanzo Non immaginavo potesse essere cos divertente un giallo, anche se qui il giallo solo un pretesto per far divertire e muovere critiche sociali.Il mio personaggio preferito Indubbiamente Felix, quello che di fatto porta avanti tutta la storia con la sua goffaggine e la sua faccia di folla con mezza barba.I fatti sono molto ingarbugliati e non sar facile trovare l assassino in questo hotel messo in quarantena per un caso di peste bubbonica.Il testo, cos come scritto, si p [...]
I really like this guy he has a Wodehouse like style about him, with his 30s comic absurdities, superb pen sketches of bit part characters, and story lines that I could see the makers of an Ealing comedy picking up on In this case we get the classic crime story of enclosed environment the quaratine , corpses, missing people, shady characters all over, enigmatic investigators and bumbling police, a dashing accidental hero, morally questionable characters, and a top notch femme non fatale Light, e [...]
It s a brilliant book The story is about a hotel, an exotic place, a crime, a robbery, a lie, a comedy It is a love story and an adventure in the same time I enjoyed it very much.Ez egy zseni lis k nyv A t rt netben el fordul sz lloda, egzotikus t j, gyilkoss g, rabl s, hazugs g, kom dia Egyid ben szerelmi t rt net s kaland, nagyon lveztem.
A ridiculous short comic satire of 1930s detective novels, set in a great old hotel in Java that falls under quarantine when a guest is diagnosed with bubonic plague At the same time, the diagnosing doctor is murdered Meanwhile, an affable young man lurks around the hotel, darting in and out of people s wardrobes and windows, in his pajamas.The translation is less than stellar, as is the typography And the story is a little hard to follow there are a lot of very lightly drawn characters who amou [...]
This book was originally in Hungarian and the translation I read had a few mistakes and typos, but still managed to be incredibly fun and funny It is a very twisty murder mystery in a hotel while it is under quarantine The characters are great, the setting is great, and the plot is great A wonderful novel, all around.
I had come across this title whilst on a trip to Budapest, and it was definitely worth taking note of The pace is fast, with compelling twists plots, all amalgamated together, as the title suggests, in quarantine in the Grand Hotel A good read
the english translation deteriorates in the second half.
a quirky detective story a bit heavy on the characters which makes it hard to keep track sometimes, but nonetheless good fun for a light read.
Form the arresting and surreal opening to the last page, this book had me laughing out loud and gasping at plot twists all the way through Highly recommended for some giddy entertainment
It is such a charming and cool old book combining infectious diseases and crime.
Nokkela ja nopealukuinen 30 luvulla kirjoitettu unkarilaisdekkari piti otteessa rennoilla k nteill n.
I haven t laughed like this for quite a while, I don t remember the last book that made me laugh This one is really a masterpiece, I recommend it to everyone