Cornelius Medvei's Mr. Thundermug: A Novel is an imaginative short novel chronicling the life of Mr. Thundermug, a baboon who inexplicably learns how to speak English.
Cornelius Medvei's Mr.
Using his own beautiful, eerie lithograph illustrations, Cornelius Medvei places us in a vivid world that is both familiar and alien. It's a world in which Mr. Thundermug and his family take up occupancy in an abandoned apartment building. On the roof of that building, Mr. Thundermug gazes at the heavens and thinks deep thoughts while his wife picks bugs off him and eats them. Using his own beautiful, eerie lithograph illustrations, Cornelius Medvei places us in a vivid world that is both familiar and alien.
Mr Thundermug - Cornelius Medvei. This gets him in a multitude of unusual situations. However, while he can speak he can't read which also causes many problems.
Later, though, when the first shocking reports about Mr Thundermug began to circulate, I realized I had been fortunate to read that obituary. For the appearance in our city first of Dr Rotz, like a voice crying in the wilderness, and then of Mr Thundermug, the walking vindication of his wildest theories, struck me as being at the very least an extraordinary coincidence.
Cornelius Medvei AN entertaining quirky little book. Very short so you read this quickly. Cornelius Medvei was born in 1977 and grew up in Suffolk and London.
AN entertaining quirky little book. But I rather liked it as a first novel. He studied French and German at Oxford and then went to China to work as a teacher. He was awarded an MA in Chinese from Sheffield University in 2002. Cornelius currently lives and works in London.
It's a world in which Mr.
The charming, funny and whimsical tale of Mr Thundermug, the baboon who miraculously speaks a very proper English.