Topper

Topper

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by Thorne Smith
     
 

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It all begins when Cosmo Topper, a law-abiding, mild-mannered bank manager, decides to buy a secondhand car, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of its previous owners: the reckless, feckless, frivolous couple who met their untimely demise when the car careened into an oak tree. The capricious ghosts make it their mission to rescue the inhibited banker from

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It all begins when Cosmo Topper, a law-abiding, mild-mannered bank manager, decides to buy a secondhand car, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of its previous owners: the reckless, feckless, frivolous couple who met their untimely demise when the car careened into an oak tree. The capricious ghosts make it their mission to rescue the inhibited banker from the staid "summer of suburban Sundays" that is his life. With their ectoplasmic reappearances and whimsically insane actions, they leave Topper, and anyone else who crosses their path, in a whirlwind of discomfiture and delight. Smith's hilarious ribald comedy was the basis for a Cary Grant movie and hit television show.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470890049
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Thorne Smith was the author of nine novels, including The Night Life of the Gods, Topper Takes a Trip, and The Stray Lamb. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892 and died in 1934. Carolyn See is the author of nine books. Her latest novel is The Handyman.

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Topper 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pensacoldon More than 1 year ago
Different than the movie. The dog was hilarious.
lizzeee More than 1 year ago
A 5 Star Rating! Thorne is as funny today as he was when I first read Topper as a teen in the 60's or when he wrote it in the 30's. He was truly creative and hilarious. I hit a 3 star by mistake, but I truly feel he earned a 5 star rating. I can't seem to correct it. So the 3 star rating was entered by mistake. Frustrating! If you haven't heard of Thorne Smith, I hope you decide to try his books. Enjoy reading the original that inspired 2 Topper movies and a tv series. If you do, you're going to want to read as many of his books as you can find!