Fischer's debut novel, about two young men who escape Communist Hungary to live a carefree live of sex and unemployment while being part of a traveling basketball team, was a Booker finalist.
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A delicate, seriocomic treasure. (Salman Rushdie)
Ferociously funny, bitterly sad, and perfectly paced. (A.S. Byatt)
An audacious act of creativity....Of all the young novelists working today, Tibor Fischer may be the most adept at taking chances in his work. (The Nation) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
After falling head-over-heels in love with Fischer's "The Thought Gang", with its inept band of philosopher thieves, and having mixed feelings for his "The Collector... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2001 by Mike Stone
Let's start with the title: 'Under the Frog' (or, in Hungarian 'A beka segge alat') may be totally meaningless to those who have no knowledge of the Hungarian language. Read morePublished on June 18 2001
Tibor Fischer (not to be confused with Tibor Kalman) is a horse-fellating genius. This book, while certainly no Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, is wonderful bedside reading, and is... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2001 by Moe Hong
A brilliant debut novel which, to coin a cliche, will make you laugh hysterically before making yoiu weep uncontrollably. Read morePublished on May 25 2000 by "saitchy"
One of the most stunning debuts ever, I think. For the last three years, I must have read this book at least three or four times - every year! Read morePublished on Nov. 30 1998