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Rule No. 1 [Paperback]

Rupert Morgan
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1 Sep 2003

The world is full of fanatics, and the dry, ravaged dictatorship of Errat has more than its fair share, but Saman Massoudi is not one of them. Although he is very enthusiastic about his bees.

The world is full of violence, and more people get killed in Errat than most places, but Saman Massoudi never killed anyone. Not even the people who murdered his wife and children.

Saman Massoudi just wants to be left in peace to make his honey.

So it really isn't fair that Saman Massoudi, of all people, should be wrongly-identified by the Intelligence Services of the most powerful nation on the planet as a terrorist mastermind plotting to unleash a plague of killer bees on their nation.

Saman Massoudi has never believed in war. But he'd better believe in this one.

Because it's on him.

Concerned, impassioned and very funny, 'Rule No.1' is the coruscating new novel for our times by a daring and prodigiously talented young novelist

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (1 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553813625
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553813623
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,315,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Brilliant...he is like Ben Elton at his wittiest'" (The Express) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Subtitled 'A Light Comedy for Dark Days' - the devastating new novel from the acclaimed author of LET THERE BE LITE and SOMETHING SACRED.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This book will make you feel good 14 Oct 2003
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Nick Hornby meets Ben Elton

Not only it is beautifully written it will also make you laugh all the way through.

There are several very comical moments like the switchboard operator with irritable bowel syndrome and the phone call to Japan at 4 am.

It gives a very good insight of how The President of the united States of Atlantis understands this world , and most importanly what that means to oridinary people like harmless honey merchants.

Reading this book will make you feel good and the only problem with it is that it ends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For you, for you! Not Against 13 Aug 2005
Funny third offering from Rupert Morgan's "pen". I enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend it wholeheartedly... Hope there's more where this one came from!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny, worryingly believable 22 Nov 2013
I read this years ago but it sticks in my mind because it was so funny, and so spot-on in some of its points. The mix-up which constitutes the major plot point of the book is worryingly believable. It's obviously making points about the Bush era and the Afghanistan War, but it doesn't lose much of its potency as time goes on. The humour is similar to Ben Elton, although the style is maybe a little airier. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious - Must Read 22 Feb 2006
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I have read all three of Ruper Morgan's books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I would highly recommend this book to John Stewart fans - they would appreciate the warped perception of how things really work with regard to the office of the president and all that entails. For a full description of this book I would suggest a visit to the British Amazon website - then come back here and buy the book! You won't regret it.
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