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A Dangerous Imaginary Friend?

Advantages: Interesting premise that keeps you guessing, imaginative characters, atmospheric
Disadvantages: A little amateurish at times, need to suspend rational belief to enjoy it

...I came across this in the library and was tempted by the cover, and the authors I recognised who gave their own comments of praise for the novel. I don’t recall being familiar with Unger and wasn’t too sure what to expect from Crazy Love You; whilst I was ...

gothic_moon 31.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Crazy Love You - Lisa Unger

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Welcome back, Jack

Advantages: Delicious black humour and a lot of fun
Disadvantages: Unoriginal, not a good starting place, and pantomime baddies

Following the adventures in Quite Ugly One Morning, we fast forward not so very long to find Parlabane living in domestic bliss and about to get hitched. As part of the engagement package, Parlabane has promised his soon-to-be-missus that he'll give up t ...

Calypte 14.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Country Of The Blind - Christopher Brookmyre

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Murderously funny

Advantages: Very funny, great depth, hard to put down
Disadvantages: May be extreme for some people

Country of The Blind, like many of Brookmyre's books is a black humour set in his home country of Scotland, and focuses on four burglars who have been framed for a murder. The books opens with Nicole Carrow, a lawyer, awaking to find out that a client ...

ayanayuk 30.08.2001 · Read full review
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Conspiracy abounds!

Advantages: Easy to read with great (dark) humour
Disadvantages: Only available as a book, where's the film!

This is Brookmyre's second novel, again set in Scotland with the investigative journalist of dubiously legal methods Jack Parlabane being again the main character around which the story flows. Plot: A media mogul is found dead along with his wife and t ...

snowblind_supernaut 03.09.2005 · Read full review
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Comic thriller with a contemporary take on Robin Hood

Advantages: Characters I care about, witty at the expense of politicians
Disadvantages: some long digressions from the story

Nicole Carrow is a young solicitor in Glasgow who finds herself at the centre of a media storm after she defends four men accused of murdering a newspaper tycoon. Then she gets home to find a strange man in her flat who tells her that her life is in dange ...

elkiedee 21.12.2003 · Read full review
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