Country of the Blind - Christopher Brookmyre Reviews
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Newest Review: ... I'm not really looking forward to reading the newer stuff. The first Brookmyre book I read was ' Quite Ugly One Morning', ... more
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by - written on 08/06/12 (Very useful, 39 readings)
This is my third Brookmyre book, and the third Brookmyre book I have loved. What I love about Brookmyre's writing seems to be what puts other people off. Labelled as a crime writer; he mixes in politics, satire, comedy and off-beat references aplenty. I can see how someone looking for a thriller writer might be put off with the rantings, and I can see how someone wanting rants against the system might be put of by the crime aspect. Reading reviews of Brookmyre's books, its disappointing to read so many people slate him for not sticking to one genre within one book. Many reviews seem happy to focus on one aspect of his books and this seems to have forced ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/09/09 (Very useful, 30 readings)
Not as thrilling as some of Christopher Brookmyre's other books, especially One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night which is by far my favourite, but still well worth a read. The book brings back the character of investigative journalist Jack Parlabane who was first introduced in Brookmyre's first book, Quite Ugly One Morning. Other characters such as Jack's girlfriend, Sarah, and policewoman, Jenny, also feature again in this book. The story begins with the murder of a media mogul in his country house, apparently by a group of would-be thieves who are swiftly caught. Everyone is convinced that they are guilty but not Parlabane who sets about ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/06/01, updated on 22/06/01 (Very useful, 184 readings)
Country of the Blind is the second book by Christopher Brookmyre, and features the return of Jack Parlabane, investigative journalist extraordinaire. The book opens with the murder of a millionaire media tycoon, whilst at a country retreat in the highlands. Caught running from the scene of the crime are four burglars, found breaking into the retreat. Everyone is convinced of their guilt, except Jack Parlabane, and the rest of the book is a rollicking, roller-coaster ride of excitement. Featuring the ever sarcastic Jack Parlabane, his suffering wife, and many of the characters from the first book (Quite Ugly One Morning), this is a sharply observed, ... Read the complete review
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