One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

by Christopher Brookmyre | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349112096 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kinedi of Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on 6/21/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Christopher Brookmyre's One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night is a lethal farce in which nothing goes quite according to plan. The mercenaries and terrorists who seize an oil rig converted into an international resort are almost too busy wanting to kill each other to get on with the job, for one thing, and, for another, the group they take hostage are a high-school reunion rather than the conference of the internationally famous they are expecting. One of the high-school year went on to be a famous gangland hardman before reforming, and another is a darkly brilliant comic whose career is on the skids--and a couple more have spent far too much time in the cinema not to know what Bruce Willis would do... This is a splendidly constructed darkly funny novel in which the oddest things prove suddenly lethal and in which the imagined geography of a closed environment is at once a trap, and a playground for heroism, double cross and the sudden discovery of true love. The running gags and knowingness about movies ought to be less amusing than they are, but Brookmyre's underlying affection for ordinary people and contempt for bullies stops them being self-indulgent.

Journal Entry 2 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 06, 2005
My first Brookmyre given to me by a colleague as a leaving present. She told me to start with this one and what a great read it turned out to be. Very dark, very funny and very Scottish !! I loved it and can't wait to read the next one. Think Mr Brookmyre got himself a new fan !!

Journal Entry 3 by kinedi at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 29, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/2/2013 UTC) at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by bookfrogster at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 04, 2013
This was one of a rather large pile of books left at the end of the Edinburgh meet up. I plan to release it at the Canongate OBCZ

Journal Entry 5 by bookfrogster at Canongate Books OBCZ in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/7/2013 UTC) at Canongate Books OBCZ in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Set free at Canongate Books OBCZ. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by Random-Poet at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 13, 2013
I've never read any Brookmyre and this looks like a good one to start with!

Having read it, not likely to read anything else by him to be honest.

Journal Entry 7 by Random-Poet at Venlaw Farm B&B in Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (9/12/2013 UTC) at Venlaw Farm B&B in Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom

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left in the drawer of one of the bedrooms in this lovely farmhouse B&B

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