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The Amateurs Paperback – 1 Jul 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars 169 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099516667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099516668
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 169 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Believe it or not, this novel makes golf look interesting. Trust me. This is a writer who could wring laughs out of pretty well anything... Hilarious" (The Times)

"Screamingly funny...beneath the rough surface of effing and blinding lies a surprisingly sweet story of family, friendship and romance....uproarious entertainment...Unlike the amateurs in his plot, Niven's prose is executed with the comic timing of a pro. He gets the golf right, and just about everything else too" (Scotsman)

"A novel about golf that is not only hilarious, but gripping, sexy, violent and outrageous...Niven combines his increasingly bizarre plots, and some shocking behaviour, with considerable skill and, of course, large helpings of humour" (Daily Mirror)

"I laughed out loud more times than I can remember. Niven's ear for dialogue, particularly the foulmouthed, is fantastic. Who would have thought that "Golf meets Gangsters in Ayrshire" would work? But it does - in spades"

"A story so completely filmic you will yell 'it's Gregory's Girl meets Local Hero with weapons-grade swearing!' while still sat in your armchair. Brilliantly funny too" (Word)

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From the author of Kill Your Friends comes a tale of infidelity, contract killing and ... golf.

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