Item description for Children and Fools: A Twisted Tale of the Vienna Woods by Terry Mirll...
Get ready to embark upon the most hilarious misadventure since Michael Dukakis was seen riding around in a tank pretending to know which end of the turret not to stick his face into!
Set against the breathtaking scenery of Vienna shortly before the outbreak of the Gulf War, Children and Fools is a tour de force of rib-tickling antics, all designed to answer The Three Immortal Questions:
The Meaning of Life
The Purpose of Existence
How to Ride Around on Austrian Public Transportation Without Paying For It
Witty, charming, insightful, yet psychologically intense and gripping, Children and Fools is guaranteed to make you smile.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.28" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.97" Weight: 1.33 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2002
Publisher Elderberry Press (OR)
ISBN 1930859201 ISBN13 9781930859203
Availability 0 units.
More About Terry Mirll
Mirll is a civil employee of the Department of Defense, where he works as an Inventory Management Specialist for the U.S. Air Force.
Reviews - What do customers think about Children and Fools: A Twisted Tale of the Vienna Woods?
What a wild adventure!!! Aug 18, 2005
I just finished this book and I enjoyed it immensely. Occasionally, I felt a little lost with the German sentences which didn't receive a translation, and only wished I was at all fluent in German as I have a feeling they were probably pretty funny themselves. The book only got better and better as it neared the end! And I'm not even a relative of the author!!! HIP HIP HOORAYYY! There's the next book to look forward to which Mr. Mirll has just published, and as soon as this review is done, I'm ordering it.... keep up the good work, Terry!
How simply hilarious! Mar 26, 2004
I promise, this is the funniest, most charmingly hilarious novel I have ever read! This is apparently Mr Mirll's first novel, and I can't wait to read more of his work.
What a Cool Book! Dec 13, 2002
A friend of mine had been deeply engrossed in a book for a while. She had gotten it as a gift and was unable to put it down. When she finished, I asked her about it. "It's called Children and Fools, and it's absolutely fantastic!" was the answer I got. If she had called it "absolutely fantastic", well, that's pretty big! So, I asked if I could read it. She said yes, and I took it home. Mr. Mirll really has a way of writing. This guy has to be a genius or something! When I finished I didn't want to return it right away. It's terrific.
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! Nov 9, 2002
I enjoyed this book a lot and have already loaned it to a number of friends and relatives. Mirll has a great way with words and takes what may be rather standard situations and creates incredibly funny stories out of them. It's light-hearted for the most part, but you do pick up quite a bit about Austria. Having lived in Austria during the time in which the story is set, it struck me as very accurate and inciteful.
The main thing is that it was wickedly funny - at several parts I was laughing harder than I have in a long time. If you enjoy excellent turns of phrase, absurd situations and have something of a cynical turn, you'll probably enjoy this book. I'll definitely read anything else the author writes.
Well written and Intelligently clever Oct 28, 2002
If you're looking for a good book to read, Children and Fools by Terry Mirll is a terrific one. Set in Austria, this delightful tale is altogether funny. It's like Animal House, but set in Europe! The embarrassing things that happen to the star of this story, which include an acrobatic turkey and a maniacal soda machine, will make anybody laugh. The story is set at the time of the Gulf War, and there are serious moments too, adding just a bit of suspense. The history of Austria, its ways and customs, and other details definately make this book a wonderful reading adventure. Well written and clever, you are sure to enjoy Children and Fools- a Twisted Tale of the Vienna Woods, by Terry Mirll.