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Boiling a Frog
by Christopher Brookmyre | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wubbaducky of not specified on Thursday, November 23, 2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by StoryChaser): available


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Journal Entry 1 by wubbaducky from not specified, not specified not specified on Thursday, November 23, 2006

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Amazon.co.uk Review
In Christopher Brookmyre's first two thrillers, Quite Ugly One Morning andCountry of the Blind, his investigative reporter hero Jack Parlabane was a partisan crusader against the sleaze and cronyism of the latter days of Conservative government. In the excellent new Boiling a Frog, Jack finds himself far more confused in an era of spin, so confused, indeed, that he finds himself in jail for burgling the offices of the Catholic Church in Scotland. For once, we know far more than he does--that the outbreak of public morality that has followed a child-porn scandal is as spurious as the photographs which turned up on the hard discs of various senior Labour figures; the excitement here is in watching Parlabane follow his nose through a web of deceit and murder to the truth. By turns passionately analytical and uproariously bawdy, Boiling a Frog works equally well as thriller and satire, a scathingly truthful caricature of the New Scotland. It also has a heart--Brookmyre is as good on the well-characterised plotters' consciences as he is on Parlabane's jail encounters with comically menacing thugs. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wubbaducky from not specified, not specified not specified on Monday, December 18, 2006

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Put into the virtual book box round 7 - posted out today. Sorry for the delay but work's been manic! 


Journal Entry 3 by StoryChaser from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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Received this today; thanks wubbaducky. 


Journal Entry 4 by StoryChaser from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 03, 2008

7 out of 10

Gosh, hadn't realised that I'd had this book for so long (Mount-To-Be must be bigger than I thought....!!). Anyhow, it's a good story, although I did find it hard going in places; I think it was all the background info (especially the politics) that got in the way a bit.
Not his best work, I think he gets better the more he writes (I have certainly enjoyed his later work more).
I will probably take this to St George's OBCZ for release in the next few weeks for someone else to find and enjoy.
Thanks wubbaducky for letting me have the chance to read this; only sorry I took so long to get round to it. 




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