The Thought Gangby Tibor Fischer
The setting is France; our hero is a washed-up middle-aged British philosopher named Eddie Coffin. Broke and unsure as to his next meal, he meets Hubert, an incompetent, freshly released one-armed armed robber, and the "thought gang" is born. Applying philosophy to larceny, these unlikely bandits question the meaning of life, the value of money, and the role of banks as they wind their way from Montpellier to Toulon in search of the greatest heist in history.
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Tibor Fischer was born in London in 1959. His first novel, Under the Frog, won the Betty Trask Award and was a finalist for the Booker Prize. In 1993, he was named by Granta as one of the Best of Young British Novelists. This is his second novel.
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People will probably either love this book or hate it. I liked it for the most part. I read it in one sitting but I don't think many people will be able to. It's odd.
i love this book. it's hilarious, intelligent, and entirely original. it grabbed me on the first page, and never let go. with that said, nobody i've recommended it to has liked it - i think the reviewer above is correct when he says that people will either love it or hate it. despite the fact that i seem to be alone in my love of this book, it remains one of my favorites. my advice? read the first few paragraphs, and base your decision off of your reaction.