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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away
Christopher Brookmyre

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : May 04, 2006
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 512
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349116846
Price : 725

About the book

The first book in the Angelique De Xavier series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

Back when they were students, just like everybody else, Ray Ash and Simon Darcourt had dreams about what they'd do when they grew up. In both their cases, it was to be rock stars. Fifteen years later, their mid-thirties are bearing down fast, and just like everybody else, they're having to accept the less glamorous hands reality has dealt them. Nervous new father Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody has to find their own way of coping. For some it's affairs, for others it's the bottle, and for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.


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He really can write, with an exhilerating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence.
Hilarous, exhilerating entertainment.
Brookmyre offers a brilliantly scathing portrayal of humanity... Sharply satirical and poignantly funny, this is a gripping and highly entertaining read.
A bit like a literary computer game, this novel has plenty of verve and dash, with Brookmyre more in your face than a smack from an outraged lover whose bottom you've pinched.
He really can write, with an exhilarating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence>
Hilarious, exhilarating entertainment>
Brookmyre offers a brilliantly scathing portrayal of humanity... Sharply satirical and poignantly funny, this is a gripping and highly entertaining read>
This novel has plenty of verve and dash, with Brookmyre more in your face than a smack from an outraged lover whose bottom you've pinched>
     
Christopher Brookmyre
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided...(+)
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