I stared at the name ‘Tony Perrottet’ for ages before I was all, Ah yeah! The guy who wrote Napoleon’s Privates, right? (Lies, I totally had to google it. But we can pretend that my memories work.)
I picked this up in keeping with my tendencies to read around the topics I’m studying in school (in this case, Greek and Roman mythology WHICH IS BATSHIT INSANE) and my current status as Eva‘s reading bitch.
So, Tony Perrottet took his knocked-up ladyfriend and jaunted around what would have been, to the best of his knowledge, the Grand Tour of scruffy ancient Roman college kids. Also, feelthy rich Romans, and sometimes maybe also the very poor ones, because everyone travelled in those days. Because tourism was a spanking new thing. Because of all the shiny roads. The ones that lead to Rome, you may recall.
H’anyvays, quasi-bad things keep happening because TP is always all, Of course I’ll come to your Nubian cousin’s wedding…out in the middle of…Nubia. And then his pregnant-wife is all, *eye-roll* Fine, go to your Nubian wedding. I’ll be back here watching Japanime and eating Dunkaroos. And then he goes to the Nubian wedding without realizing that it’s a 3-day affair, and then he has to Nubian-dance with the drunken groom on a stage in front of EVERYONE. Amusements!!
And I strongly suspect TPer of having brought along a foetus so that he could be all ostensibly up for anything but avoid more dangerouser situations because hey, got this amniotic sac full of bebe. Those things is fragile.
And like with Napoleon’s Privates, Perrottettettettettet is funny without being hilarious (but…trying to be hilarious, which sometimes = >entertaining) and knows a thing or three about Greeks (also, Romans. And Egyptians) and is very literary and clever and makes nerdy jokes, which I love.
But then sometimes he’ll reference this TOTALLY FAMOUS PICTURE and then insert some completely different picture, which drove me bats, and then also there is a picture of a boob. With a woman attached, I mean, and it’s from a movie and there’re other people, but until that point it was all, Etching on a vase, mosaic in a temple, mayyyyybe a nude Aphrodite, REAL HUMAN BOOB! So, heads up.
Also, prepare to be oversaturated with Greek and Egyptian mythology without any real explanations.