Saturday, March 01, 2014

Peter Ustinov. The Old Man and Mr Smith (1990)

     Peter Ustinov. The Old Man and Mr Smith (1990) God and Satan decide to take a fact-finding tour of Earth, which gives Ustinov the opportunity to poke fun at various nations. He uses, abuses, and blows up the stereotypes, which allows for humour, satire, sentimental cliche, and wry wisdom. The kind of book that could be used in a certain kind of college “humanities” course. Worth reading, but I found it best taken in small doses. **½ (2012)

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