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Posted July 29, 2007
QUOM is such a good book. I don¿t even know how to describe it.....Carl Hiassen meets PD James? The stories are set in Scotland, and I have to admit, it took me at least a chapter to perk up and realize I was on to something wonderful. I just finished the second one, Country of the Blind and it is almost as good. The shear unexpectedness of Quite Ugly just swept me away though. Sometimes the first introduction ot an author can never be replaced. Read this!! Dont look for deep forensic investigation, these books are plot/character driven, and sometimes the little things (like DNA)might get overlooked. Of course this book was first published over 10 years ago, so that may factor in as well. I loved QUOM...it is a good mystery, something of a social commentary and a great laugh.I am ordering the rest of Brookmyre's titles right now.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 4, 2003
Witty, intelligent writing.
I loved this author's style and prose. I was able to do a lot of laughing while still enjoying the meat of a good mystery. This will definately not be my last encounter with this author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2001
Great British Noir 'Humour'
This is one of my favorite books. I've bought it twice in Britain only to have it 'borrowed' by so-called friends who gave it to their friends and so on. I read this just after it came out in 1998 and have been screaming for US publishers to pick Brookmyre up. If you like Agatha Christie, stay away. Brookmyre has all the humor of early Hiaasen but is much edgier, much hipper. The first chapter has to be read to be appreciated. Buy this book, I'm tired of having go to England to buy his books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.