Boiling a Frog

by Christopher Brookmyre | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349114137 Global Overview for this book
Registered by YowlYY on 4/3/2005
Buy from one of these Booksellers: | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT |
This book is in a Controlled Release! This book is in a Controlled Release!
3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by YowlYY on Sunday, April 03, 2005 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 --

Journal Entry 2 by YowlYY at on Sunday, September 12, 2010
This is another winner! There is something about Brookmyre's style that is absolutely compelling - it's fast and to the point, and sometimes very, very funny! After this book I feel like I have learnt a lot more of the Scottish language :)
I must now hunt the next Parlabane adventure...

Journal Entry 3 by YowlYY at on Friday, December 03, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/3/2010 UTC) at


Off in the mail to Derby to fulfil a wish...happy reading :)

Journal Entry 4 by chocdrop at on Saturday, December 11, 2010
Book arrived today. Thank you so much YowlYY for granting one of my wishes - you are a star!

Journal Entry 5 by chocdrop at Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011
Another great book by Christopher Brookmyre. Thanks again YowlYY.

Journal Entry 6 by chocdrop at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (9/23/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom


Releasing at the BCUK Unconvention in Nottingham.

Journal Entry 7 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The UnCon was just littered with lots of books I wanted to read, which is why my suitcase weighed 17kg's when I flew back to Dublin.

I picked this book up while drinking in the hotel on Saturday night. It appealed to me, and even more so when previous readers said they enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 8 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Monday, January 30, 2012
I took this book with me to read while in Las Vegas for a weekend. Not quite sure why I thought I'd find time to read while in the city of sin!!!

I had a great time, gamblings, seeing the sites, and going to a show. One of my friends didn't have a book to read on the plane so I passed this on to her.

Journal Entry 9 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Monday, January 30, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/30/2012 UTC) at Las Vegas, Nevada USA


Pass on to a friend and fellow bookcrosser to read while travelling on a plane from Las Vegas to London.

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.