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Thorne Smith Created The Modern American Ghost A Ghost With Style And Wit A Ghost That Haunts Us Still The New York TimesThorne Smith Is A Master Of Urbane Wit And Sophisticated Repartee Topper, His Best Known Work, Is The Hilarious, Ribald Comedy On Which The Hit Television Show And Movie Starring Cary Grant Were BasedIt All Begins When Cosmo Topper, A Law Abiding, Mild Mannered Bank Manager, Decides To Buy A Secondhand Car, Only To Find It Haunted By The Ghosts Of Its Previous Owners The Reckless, Feckless, Frivolous Couple Who Met Their Untimely Demise When The Car Careened Into An Oak Tree The Ghosts, George And Marion Kerby, Make It Their Mission To Rescue Topper From The Drab Summer Of Suburban Sundays That Is His Life And They Commence A Series Of Madcap Adventures That Leave Topper, And Anyone Else Who Crosses Their Path, In A Whirlwind Of Discomfiture And Delight As Enchanting Today As It Was When First Published In , Topper Has Set The Standard In American Pop Culture For Such Mischievous Apparitions As Those Seen In The Ghost And Mrs Muir, Heaven Can Wait, Beetlejuice, And Bewitched


10 thoughts on “Topper

  1. Kaethe Kaethe says:

    It is, by this time, a cliche boring business dude meets a manic pixie dreamgirl who shakes up his days, keeps him up all night, teaches him about love, and then passes into the great beyond What makes this book still feel marvelously fresh is that the MPDG isn t all that wacky, she s married, and she s already dead at the start of the book Other than drinking mind bending Prohibition era quantities of booze, the adventures themselves are amazingly simple Topper and his ghost companions enjo It is, by this time, a cliche boring business dude meets a manic pixie dreamgirl who shakes up his days, keeps him up all night, teaches him about love, and then passes into the great beyond What makes this book still feel marvelously fresh is that the MPDG isn t all that wacky, she s marrie...


  2. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    Cosmo Topper a staid and dull banker with an nagging wife ,who has perpetual indigestion She needs Pepto Bismol A drastic change happens in his boring life, after buying an old sports car.The auto was previously owned by an irresponsible rich young couple ,who died in it While driving in the country , he starts seeing things and maybe going a little insane Yes George and Marion Kerby the young dead pair, have come back as ghosts to haunt Topper and the fun begins.Marion wants to drive and Cosmo Topper a staid and dull banker with an nagging wife ,who has perpetual indigestion She needs Pepto Bismol A drastic change happens in his boring life, after buying an old sports car.The auto was previously owned by an irresponsible rich young couple ,who died in it While driving in the country , he starts seeing things and maybe going a little insane Yes George and Marion Kerby the young dead pair, have come back as ghosts to haunt Topper and the fun begins.Marion wants to drive and bystanders give a strange look at the apparently driverless vehicle traveling down the road They visit an inn and get into a drunken brawl.Cosmo, with the help of George and Marion ,is a tiger during the fight The townspeople have never seen anything like it Spook...


  3. Eleanor Eleanor says:

    Hmm Better than Night Life of the Gods but it leaves me feeling a bit uncomfortable I think it s because I feel a slight edge of desperation in all the consumption of alcohol the book is set during Prohibition I suspect this was because apparently the author was a heavy drinker, and he certainly died far too young.In my distant youth I certainly had too much to drink a few times, and I enjoy an occasional glass of wine with my dinner, to say nothing of a GT before dinner But the sor Hmm Better than Night Life of the Gods but it leaves me feeling a bit uncomf...


  4. Leslie Leslie says:

    I have long loved the Cary Grant film version of this book but this is my first time reading it While the characters and basic premise is the same, the novel is muchabout the title character of Topper Topper, a stodgy New York...


  5. Kimley Kimley says:

    Seize the day Grab life by the cojones And if you can get a pair of alcohol fueled, mischievous and conveniently randy ghosts to help you on your swift descent from the dead crater of suburban virtue , all the better.A touch of British farce but ultimately all American screwball comedy is what is at hand here This is the basis for the old Cary Grant film of the same name And this very same writer is also responsible for the source material for the wonderful Bewitched TV show Clearly he s i Seize the day Grab life by the cojones And if you can get a pair of alcohol fueled, mischievous and conveniently randy ghosts to help you on your swift descent from the dead crater of suburban virtue , all the better.A touch of British farce but ultimately all American screwball comedy is what is at hand here This is the basis for the old Cary Grant film of the same name And this very same writer is also responsible for the source material for the wonderful Bewitched TV show Clearly he s interested in life on the other side as long as it brings a chuckle orfrequently a loud guffaw as I found myself doing while reading this.I m g...


  6. Kay Kay says:

    Thorne Smith s pixilated novels go down like a glass of bubbly champagne Remember those heady 40 s films like Bringing Up Baby and The Thin Man, full of snappy dialogue and women in slinky designer gowns Take that sort of witty, cocktail fueled repartee, add evenimprobable plot elements usually involving some sort of supernatural happening , and you have a Thorne Smith book In this case a car is haunted two irrepressible, high living er, dying ghosts who met their untimely end by dr Thorne Smith s pixilated novels go down like a glass of bubbly champagne Rememb...


  7. Jonathan Palfrey Jonathan Palfrey says:

    I first read the Topper books as a child, and was rather startled to come across them again in new editions in the 1980s, the ghosts of past years slyly rematerialised.Both books do in fact deal with ghosts this one was originally titled The Jovial Ghosts Smith s ghosts are quite untraditional he used the idea of ghostliness to supply him with a set of cheerfully immoral characters, who, being dead, have the convenient ability to dematerialise at will Convenient for them, that is rarely so f I first read the Topper books as a child, and was rather startled to come a...


  8. Tosh Tosh says:

    Thorne Smith is a brilliant writer of the 30 s Imagine Dorothy Parker and F Scott out in the town during thier worst drinking period and somewhere in that taxt home is Thorne Smith.As F Scott is under a blanket of gloom, Thorne is very much happy with his life In fact he s carefree in a world that is totally insane.Most of his stories has to deal with the afterlife ghosts witches Bewitched is based on one of his novels and it s MADCAP with a revenage The fact that he s now out of prin Thorne Smith is a brilliant writer of the 30 s Imagine Dorothy Parker and F Scott out in the town during thier worst drinking period and somewhere in that taxt home is Thorne Smith.As F Scott is under a blanket of gloom, Thorne is very much happy with his life In fact he s carefree in a world that is totally insane.Most of ...


  9. Marvin Marvin says:

    If I had to pick one 20th century author who has been mostly forgotten and long overdue for a revival, it would be Thorne Smith He was a master at the satiric, both criticizing and adoring the staunch American upper class I would say he is the closest thing to an American Oscar Wilde In fact, when I firs...


  10. Karl Karl says:

    What a joy to read Cosmo Topper what a guy The book has quite little to do with the movies, though both are enjoyable in their own ways The American title of the book is Topper An Improbable Adventure I am not sure why they re titled the book for a UK release Topper is overweight, approaching f...