Christopher Brookmyre





Christopher Brookmyre

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September 06, 1968

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Christopher Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author. His debut novel was Quite Ugly One Morning, and subsequent works have included One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, which he said "was just the sort of book he needed to write before he turned 30", and All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye (2005).


Average rating: 4.00 · 25,165 ratings · 1,433 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Quite Ugly One Morning
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,340 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 2,308 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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One Fine Day in the Middle ...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 2,272 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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The Sacred Art of Stealing
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,944 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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All Fun and Games Until Som...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,809 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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Boiling a Frog
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,636 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Attack Of The Unsinkable Ru...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,479 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Country Of The Blind
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,430 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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A Tale Etched In Blood And ...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,442 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Not The End Of The World
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,393 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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“Well, are you not going to give the man a round of applause?" he asked. "I mean, that was fucking amazing, didn't you think? Honestly, if you'd asked me ten minutes ago, hypothetically, if it was possible to cut your own head off, I'd have said unequivocally no. You've really got to hand it to the bloke -- though it's fair to say luck was involved. I mean, there's no way he could do it again.”
Christopher Brookmyre, Be My Enemy, Or, Fuck This for a Game of Soldiers

“Parlabane found the word 'pro-active' enormously useful, as it immediately exposed the speaker as an irredeemable arsehole, whatever previous impression might have been given. Once upon a time, he remembered, people and companies just did things. But that ceased to be impressive enough, and for a while they 'actively' did things. Now they 'pro-actively' did things, but it was still the same bloody things that they were doing when they just plain old did things. Meaningless wank-language.”
Christopher Brookmyre, Quite Ugly One Morning

“Truth was, if you were going to believe something, it was best to believe in stuff that made the world seem a more interesting place.”
Christopher Brookmyre, Not The End Of The World

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