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Sherlock Holmes and the Underpants Of Death
Sherlock Holmes and the Underpants Of Death
by Chris Wood
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice One!!, 12 Aug 2009
Hilarious! This madcap collection shows us a very different (and dare I say it more realistic) side to Holmes. It works as an outrageous spoof and as a genuine homage to the characters. Holmes fans with any sense of humour will be amused by these stories while fans of quality humour writing will also appreciate the language and set piece funny moments which make this a recommended read. Several other reviews mention the authors use of lapse of copyright to add original illustrations to the text but these are not as funny as the writing itself.


The Ingredients of a Good Thriller: A Simple Guide to Noir, Cops, Gangsters, Heists, Badasses in Book and Film, and How to Make That Genre Work for You
The Ingredients of a Good Thriller: A Simple Guide to Noir, Cops, Gangsters, Heists, Badasses in Book and Film, and How to Make That Genre Work for You
by Chris Wood
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Pop-Culture, 4 Jan 2009
This book is a very useful as a practical guide for all wannabe thriller writers. The savvy tips on the key things to think about when writing a success thriller will give many aspiring writers of the genre food for thought. The authors enthusiasm for thrillers comes across constantly in what is a well written book. It is also a wonderful (if not exhaustive, but then it never claims to be!) exploration of the genre, both in print and on the silver screen. The authors' signposting of classic thrillers has already led me in a variety of rewarding directions. Buy and Enjoy! Recommended.


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