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Fiction - Crime - ISBN: 0349118817

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“Parlabane: dead and using it”

published 05/02/2009

Interesting to discover techniques mediums use

First half too much obvious prep for later revelat...

Brookmyre initially makes this a very difficult book to engage with. The opening chapter is written by a tabloid columnist describing an event that cannot be explained logically by current scientific understanding. Or can it? The style is exaggerated, familiar and grating, but I bore with it...

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“Luv a duck!!”

published 01/11/2013

An unusual but captivating book

Can take a likttle while to get used to the format

Being a granddad I often find myself in demand for babysitting duties!! It was on one of these sessions that I found myself alone with the kids asleep, nothing I fancied on the TV and no book to read. So I turns to scouring the bookshelf and found a large turquoise book with the picture of a...

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“Brookmyre swims, not sinks”

published 03/02/2010

Enjoyable, very readable, clever, amusing

First chapter disappointing

This review is of the paperback Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks. This is the 12th book by the Scottish crime author Christopher Brookmyre. The edition I have was published in 2008 by Abacus. This is the first Brookmyre I've read. I've long been a fan of Colin Bateman and Amazon on their...

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“Unsinkable Attack”

published 23/01/2009

Clever plot, twists and turns

Not as funny as previous work

Christopher Brookmyre is a fairly well known Scottish author who writes what is referred to as Tartan Noir. Tartan Noir draws on traditions of Scottish Literature and often tends towards the cynical. Typical Tartan Noir usually featues anti-heroes as protagonists - the reader is not automatically...

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