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Beyond the Bounty (Quick Reads 2012) Paperback – 2 Feb 2012

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Quick Reads edition edition (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007449135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007449132
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 508,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hello again. Tony Parsons here. Thanks for checking out my home page on lovely Amazon.

THE SLAUGHTER MAN is the second book in the Max Wolfe series.
In the book Max is on the trail of a mass murderer who killed a happy family in their home and stole away their young son. Because of the murder weapon - a cattle gun used for stunning livestock before slaughter - the murder has echoes of another killing spree from thirty years ago, when a disturbed young man killed a farmer and his three sons with the same weapon. The press called him THE SLAUGHTER MAN. But all that was a long time ago - The Slaughter man has done his time and is now old and dying. Is someone trying to set him up? Is it a sick homage by some demented fan? Or is The Slaughter Man back in the killing game? Max needs to find the killer and bring home the missing child - before the killer strikes again or finds his way to the happy home of Max Wolfe.

I am often asked - why did you turn to crime? The answer is that in 2010 I was at a film screening in Soho organised by the director Sam Mendes. Over a glass of cheap wine, Sam told me that his next job was directing the new James Bond movie (the film would of course become the wonderful SKYFALL) and he was rereading all the Ian Fleming 007 books, which he had loved as a child. I thought rereading the Bond books sounded a wonderful way to spend the time and I went home and started working my way through the James Bond books. And by the time I was at the end of the first page of Casino Royale, I was reflecting that it is an incredible achievement for any writer to create a hero that endures for generations - be it James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Philip Marlowe, or Jack Reacher. And I knew that i wanted to try to achieve the same thing. The result was Max Wolfe. I very much hope that you will join him on his adventures.

Thanks!

best,

Tony Parsons.

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Praise for his novels:

‘Funny and touching’ Woman and Home

'From the author of Man and Boy comes this honest and funny story of a man whose life is transformed when he's given a 19-year-old's heart' Heat

'Tony Parsons is the master of the bittersweet love story' Red

'Parsons has created a much bigger and more compelling book. It's a major achievement' Mirror

‘Funny, serious, tender and honest…Tony Parsons is writing about the genuine dilemmas of modern life’ Sunday Express

‘He takes as his specialist subject contemporary emotional issues which almost every other male writer has ignored’ Guardian

‘Memorable and poignant – nobody squeezes more genuine emotion from a scene than Tony Parsons’ Spectator

About the Author

Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels – One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife – were all bestsellers. He lives in London.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynn M on 25 Feb. 2012
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My Book Club randomly selected this book for our meeting on World Book Day and it was an excellent choice. It is a brilliant book, very short but with so much packed into very few pages, it really does not feel like a quick read. I read the book in an hour but it will stay with me for much longer. It is such an interesting story, a fictionous account of what happened to the mutinous sailors from the Bounty whilst on Pitcain Island, and there is a surprising twist at the end. The book has inspired me to find out more about this historic event. I have read several of Tony Parson's books and this is my favourite, however I have to say that it reminded me in many ways of Lord of the Flies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ja McLaughlin on 12 Mar. 2013
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Quick read all right! I never got beyond page 3. Pretty obvious that Parsons' 'historical' context for this is the 1962 Marlon Brando movie, beginning with a blonde Christian dying on a beach after attempting to save the burning Bounty. To say this movie veered from the facts would be an understatement. There have been so many accurate histories of this famous mutiny in recent times its hard to believe Parsons didn't acquaint himself with at least one of them. Even the Mel Gibson movie would have been a better reference point.

I've no idea what the rest of the story is like. Maybe it's a masterpiece!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Colley TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Feb. 2012
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Beyond the Bounty is a short fictional story about the mutineers that landed on Pitcairn Island, after the crew overthrew Captain Bligh from the Royal Navy ship, HMS Bounty.
Prior to reading this book I knew very little about this famous part of naval history. This story, along with a bit of research has enlightened me no end.
I really enjoyed this book. I found it interesting and entertaining, and I really only gave it a go because it was a Quick Read. I thought the subject would not really interest me and was pleasantly surprised.
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A lack of women and drink was what finally did for the men who supported Christian Fletcher after they had forced Captain Bligh off "The Bounty" and left him and his loyal colleagues to die on a raft. Landing on a beautiful islet near Tahiti, they had everything they needed to live on the small paradise - except a clean conscience and a lack of fear. Nightmares that they would one day be found and taken back to be tried and hung in England plagued the survivors who turned on each other. When Christian Fletcher died they lost their natural leader. And they fought over women - the gorgeous Tahitians who had accompanied them to the island - and turned against each other when they had too much drink or not enough of it. As Tony Parsons explores the vehicle of the historical novel, he takes his abiding themes with him - the struggle of men to be decent, their battles with fear and their desperate love of women.
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I like Tony Parsons and this little novella is a bit of a departure. It's a bit of faction, taking us back to the mutineers who didn't settle on Tahiti but moved on to Pitcairn to escape detection by His Majesty's search fleets. With Fletcher Christian dying on the burning Bounty the group have lost a leader and the power struggles which ensue are neatly imagined. It's a likeable creation from TP but not very substantial.
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