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Quite Ugly One Morning
by Christopher Brookmyre | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 8/30/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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I picked this up from the fundraising bookshelves within the Bridge cafe at COGS (the Centre on Gracious Street) this morning because I have a ticket to see the author in York in November and haven't yet read anything he's written. Now I have a chance to do so! I'm going to the event because he's appearing with Mark Billingham, a writer who I have heard speaking before so I know how entertaining he can be in person, although his books are a little too gruesome for me! Unfortunately, Mr Brookmyre looks to be even more thrilling, gruesome and graphic! I'll give this novel a go - but I'm not optimistic about getting to the end, perhaps not beyond the first chapter. As the first sentence reads " 'Jesus fuck.' " I may not even get beyond the first paragraph . . . .

Amazon Editorial Review: "Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell?A post-Thatcherite nightmare of frightening plausibility, QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING is a wickedly entertaining and vivacious thriller, full of acerbic wit, cracking dialogue and villains both reputed and shell-suited."

Note: Although the above cover isn't quite the one on the book, it's close enough! 

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 06, 2017

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It's amusing, the writing style is definitely quite jokey, but it's not for the squeamish or faint-hearted . . . . and that includes me, I'm afraid. I managed the first couple of chapters but it was too graphic for me to stick around for long! It's probably more of a bloke's book . . . .
Yet I'm still looking forward to the author event :-) 

Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Thirsk Garden Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Released 10 mos ago (11/16/2017 UTC) at Thirsk Garden Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


Left on the bookswap shelves at the entrance to the cafe. Please make a donation towards Thirsk Christmas lights, a worthy cause which will help to make this pretty market town even prettier over the Christmas period!

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