- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Chatto & Windus (2 Aug. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0701176105
- ISBN-13: 978-0701176105
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 481,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Light-hearted Look at Murder Paperback – 2 Aug 2007
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'...Packed with brilliant observations and sharp one-liners'. -- The Times
'an intelligent, humane and desperately funny tale.'
-- Independent on Sunday
'eloquence and wit...shine from this gently peculiar story...an absolute gem'
Woody Allen and William Boyd have a bastard love-child and his name is Mark Watson.' Stephen FrySee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
You wont be dissapointed. It's superb.
I trust you're working on another one Mark?
Mark Watson chooses to have two separate first-person narratives to voice the tale, providing an enjoyable contrast to the story, zipping between past and present.
Mark Watson is also a comedian, but don't let this put you off; unlike other comedians who become authors, he doesn't fall into the trap of publishing extended stand-up routines, instead feeling like an author who could also be a comedian if he wanted. Although there are plenty of funny moments throughout, there is an undermining sense of pathos that dominated the book, yet the idiosyncratic storyline keeps the reader enthralled. Beware imitations!
The build up to the revealing moment of Andreas' crime was ultimately a let-down. I had predicted it for a while beforehand and it felt like he'd took you down the winding road of learning all about these different people in order to get to the interesting part, yet he never really did.
Overall the book was an okay read - nothing really memorable, and for me a disappointing read. There was a lot of directions I felt the author could have gone down but never explored really.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whereas other people stated before that Mark Watson's comedy is always on the verge of turning bitter, I think it has quite a strong tendency towards bitterness. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2010 by katie
I'm a big Mark Watson fan and was surprised/pleased to learn he also turns his hand to writing. I loved the dickension/turn of the last century feel to the characters. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2008 by Ms. Melissa Settle