One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

by Christopher Brookmyre | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349112096 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MrsDanvers of Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on 4/11/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by MrsDanvers from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, April 11, 2008
Amazon.co.uk Review
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 MrsDanvers from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, April 11, 2008
There are often good reasons not to go to school reunions - this may be the best cautionary tale ever.

From the explosive beginning you know this is typical Brookmyre. Interesting, well-rounded characters, bizarre deaths and schoolboy humour. What's not to like?

As it says on the reverse of the book:

"Die Hard wi' a kilt oan - a tale of extreme violence, bitter revenge and belly laughs"

Released 11 yrs ago (4/12/2008 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by Semioticghost from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, April 13, 2008
No bookpushing was needed when MrsD put this book into my eager hands!

Journal Entry 5 by Semioticghost from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, August 08, 2008
Christopher Brookmyre’s “One fine day in the middle of the night” sees him in full form with a take on a high school reunion you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Very enjoyable.

Released 11 yrs ago (8/9/2008 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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to be released at the meetup.

Journal Entry 7 by marmite from Manningtree, Essex United Kingdom on Sunday, August 10, 2008
Picked up at yesterday's Ipswich meet.

Journal Entry 8 by marmite from Manningtree, Essex United Kingdom on Friday, September 12, 2008
Fast-moving story about a school reunion. Full of action, humour and interesting characters.

Journal Entry 9 by marmite at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, September 12, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (9/13/2008 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Taking to tomorrow's meet.

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