One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

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by Christopher Brookmyre
     
 

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Like a highball mix of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen, Christopher Brookmyre hits you hard and fast. Now Brookmyre is back with his most lethal book yet: One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night. Gavin Hutchinson had it all planned out. A unique "floating holiday experience" on a converted North Sea oil rig, a haven for tourists who want a vacation but without

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Like a highball mix of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen, Christopher Brookmyre hits you hard and fast. Now Brookmyre is back with his most lethal book yet: One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night. Gavin Hutchinson had it all planned out. A unique "floating holiday experience" on a converted North Sea oil rig, a haven for tourists who want a vacation but without the hassle of actually going anywhere. And what better way to test out his venture than to host a fifteenth-year high school reunion, the biggest social event of his life, except no one remembers who Gavin is. That, and his wife has discovered his philandering ways and plans to leave him with a very public announcement in front of his assembled guests. Throw in a band of mercenaries who crash the party even though they aren't on the guest list, and you have a wicked farce of a thriller from one of the most original voices in mystery fiction.

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ISBN-13:
9780802139801
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2003
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.98(d)

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One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
With so many icons converted into tourist attractions, Gavin Hutchinson figures his idea to adapt a North Sea oil rig into a 'floating holiday experience' for tourists is a sure shot. Gavin believes that people want vacations that are different without having to really travel any distances. To test his concept, Gavin offers to host a fifteen-year high school reunion at his resort. Most of the invitees look forward to the social event, though no one can recall who the host is.

Besides overseeing that the reunion goes well, Gavin has personal problems as his spouse has discovered his womanizing. However, his biggest trouble occurs after the gala begins. Terrorists expecting the rich and famous crash the converted oil rig gala. Disappointed to find a bunch of aging thirty-nothings instead, the disgruntled mercenaries try hard to adapt to knowing that this is NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.

Picture a satirical spoof of Die Hard I to have an understanding of the wild ONE FINE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. The exciting story line takes no prisoners as the ensemble cast provides macho action yet deep social commentary (from a leftist¿s perspective). Though the action is thrilling and the key charcaters deep enough to ensure the irony of the tale, much of the fun comes from the deeper than an oil well and strip mining references to pop literature and movies. Fans of skewing the accepted so-called values will enjoy visiting the Brookmyre symbolism of modern western society: the oil rig.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one fine day on the middle of the night two dead boys got to fight back to back they fought eachother drew out there swords and shot each other the deaf police man heard the noise and started to kill the two dead boys if you dont believe tbis lie istrue, ask the blind man, he saw it too i have never read thisbook but that above is the story i heard! Lol!