Boomerang [NOOK Book]

Overview

The only way Ted Hogwood can get his guitar out of hock is to accept an assignment from the AABC, a not nearly official branch of the US intelligence community. He is partnered with Jerry Kwiatkowski to steal a boomerang containing secrets that should have died with J. Edgar Hoover. It would be simple if they knew what they were doing.

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Boomerang

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Overview

The only way Ted Hogwood can get his guitar out of hock is to accept an assignment from the AABC, a not nearly official branch of the US intelligence community. He is partnered with Jerry Kwiatkowski to steal a boomerang containing secrets that should have died with J. Edgar Hoover. It would be simple if they knew what they were doing.

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Editorial Reviews

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This story is much more complicated than the supplied summary indicates. It's a book version of an extremely successful Cohen brothers movie: quirky, funny in unexpected places, and more than a few twists and turns before you reach the end. The story is told from many opposing viewpoints, but it unfolds easily; just start reading it and let it do the work...There are no wasted words, and no fluffy padding of any kind. The humor in the narration reminds me of Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, one of my personal favorites. The Bottom Line: Boomerang is a light, humorous book that doesn't make you think too terribly hard, and doesn't preach any morals. I'd recommend it as a leisurely summertime read.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000705575
  • Publisher: Alan Hutcheson
  • Publication date: 9/27/2009
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 245,184
  • File size: 424 KB

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Writer, dad, owner of mentally challenged dachshund.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

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    Fun read!

    In order to save his pawned guitar, Ted Hogwood accepts an assignment from a branch of the government that isn't even official. His partner on this assignment is Jerry Kwiatkowski and their mission is to steal a boomerang that contains secrets that should have died with J. Edgar Hoover. What stands in their path? A crossbow wielding assassin, two unemployed Australian women, the director of Central Intelligence and an ex-cheerleader!

    Got your attention yet? Is your eyebrow raised? It should be! This book was a really fun read and Alan's writing style reminded me at times of the late Douglas Adams. The deeper into the plot you get, the more you can tell the characters are in a situation that's way over their heads. It's quirky, funny and really hard to put down. I found myself wondering how this all would come together and then when it did I was highly amused. It was really sad when this fun trip ended and I do hope to see these characters again somewhere down the road.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    NOT FUNNY

    I kept reading waiting for the so called humour. Never found it, just bloody drivel.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    A film in the waiting, 27 Dec 2010 By campingkate - See all my reviews This review is from: Boomerang (Kindle Edition) I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is fast paced with excellent characterisation and humour. The story moves through action rather than narrative with characters developing through dialogue and interaction. It is a very visual book and a story that would make an excellent comic film. I hope it does transfer to the screen and I'll be there watching it and laughing at the dialogue and slapstick humour! Very, very funny, November 19, 2010 By Figwit's Folly - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Boomerang (Kindle Edition) I loved this book. I rarely re-read a book but I think I may have to in this case just to be sure I didn't miss a funny bit because I was pushing through it so fast. I have to admire the author's cleverness. He has so many characters all with their own part to play and all balanced like spinning plates on sticks and, just as you think he may have forgotten one, he or she pops up in the most unlikely place. All the characters are well-fleshed out and engaging from the dog next door to the chief of the CIA. I loved them all. My favourite was Doreen. What a wonderful character. I chuckle to myself even now as I think of her. A close second would have been Paul, the teen. He was great. I hope Mr Hutcheson plans on a sequel as I would love to meet some of these characters again.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

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    nice

    nice book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2010

    Just OK!

    The book started out nicely, became very slow in the middle, then wrapped up rather quickly at the end. A one time read. --K--

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