One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

by Christopher Brookmyre | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0349112096 Global Overview for this book
Registered by GlitterLover of Leyland, Lancashire United Kingdom on 4/28/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by GlitterLover from Leyland, Lancashire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 28, 2007
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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 GlitterLover at on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (6/29/2007 UTC) at

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This is on the wish list of a Bookcrosser who will be at the British Unconvention... Ta Da!

Journal Entry 3 by Caterinaanna from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, July 02, 2007
Thank you GlitterLover - now I know how it got into my goody bag!

There are already several ring/ray books above it, so it may be a while before it rises to the top of Mount Toobie, but I am looking forward to that day.

Released 11 yrs ago (10/2/2007 UTC) at Liquid, Coventry City Arcade in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Got a copy of this from my little brother for my birthday, so this one is freed up for releasing tonight at the Coventry meet-up.

Journal Entry 5 by deckchair at Bablake Boys Club in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, May 14, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (5/14/2010 UTC) at Bablake Boys Club in Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Released at the Arts and Crafts fair, Saturday 15 May Bablake Boys Club, Medieval Spon Street, Coventry (next to St Johns Church).10.00am to 5.00pm

Journal Entry 6 by TheThirdStar from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, May 15, 2010
picked up this book today - still to read : )

CAUGHT IN COVENTRY UK

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