- Paperback: 215 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (28 July 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1500489859
- ISBN-13: 978-1500489854
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,723,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf: Volume 1 (Hobson & Choi) Paperback – 28 Jul 2014
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About the Author
Nick Bryan is a London-based writer of genre fiction, usually with some blackly comic twist. As well as the almighty detective saga Hobson & Choi, he is also working on a novel about the real implications of deals with the devil and has stories in several anthologies. More details on his other work and news on future Hobson & Choi releases can be found online at NickBryan.com or on Twitter as @NickMB. Both are updated with perfect and reasonable regularity. When not reading or writing books, Nick Bryan enjoys racquet sports, comics and a nice white beer.
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I scribble a bit myself; I’m a humorist and raconteur, and because of that people are always getting in touch saying, “Your stories are hilarious. We have the same sense of humour. Why don’t you read some of my stories? I’m sure you’ll love them.” So because of this, the descriptive reviews such as “Packed full of wit” and “Dark humour” were a little off-putting, and I couldn’t help thinking, “Here we go again.”
Well, let me tell you that I absolutely loved this book and I am smitten – is that a bit of a girly word? I quite like it all the same – I was smitten by the writing style of Nick Bryan. I loved Hobson and Choi! What a combination! Hobson with his acerbic aphorisms and innocent Choi, who just wants to be everyone’s friend. Hobson is coarse, blunt and on target. 16-year-old Choi is unblemished by the world and far too audacious for her own good.
Hobson’s answer to most situations is to punch people in the nose, or at least to threaten to. Choi’s answer is to give them a little awkward wave. “It was the kind of twee hand-flutter Hobson hated, but it seemed to strike a chord with these bastards …..”
Choi is on work experience, by the way, and Hobson takes on the role of guardian with no small measure of earnestness whilst marching her through some of London’s seediest pubs – “You’re under the legal drinking age, so you’ll fit in better than me” – and when questioning potential murderers. Add to the mix Ellie, Hobson’s ex-wife and the police detective charged with solving the murders and you have a recipe for …. Well, a recipe for a bloody good read.
And something else I liked about this story. It flows. There’s no stops and starts like you find in some books. The pace is rapid, yet you really don’t know until the end just who exactly the murderer is.
I will absolutely recommend this book. Well done to Nick Bryan for creating two such likeable protagonists. And the short extra story at the end – which has absolutely nothing (or very little) to do with the main story – leads me to believe that this fellow can really write.
A top read!
give it 2 stars if it was intended for teenagers and only one if it was for adults!
Hobson is a private eye who wants to build up his business. He uses Choi, a 16 year
old on work experience to set up a twitter site. She promises that Hobson will solve a
"wolf" murder. From then on the plot was ludicrous and there were many loopholes in
SPOILER: How did the murderer manage to control a huge savage dog which didn't belong
to him (so no "master/pet" loyalty), even taking it up in a lift and putting it into a car???
The motive of the murders was flimsy to say the least.
The author used the F word on almost every page from most of the characters, including Choi.
Hobson was a crude character. The conversations between all the characters were what I would
expect between teenagers - "um .... like .....who do you think, like ...um .. who did it?"
I did not find the book amusing and I struggled to finish it.
The short story at the end was even worse! Sorry!
The well-plotted crime/mystery elements make it a real page-turner, and the book shows its origins as serialised fiction in the best possible way -- with pacey writing and never a dull moment.
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