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"When two deadbeat brothers accidentally steal a time machine, the consequences have already happened. Or will happen. Or will have been happening. Look, just read the book will you? It'll be easier on the both of us. I'm going for a lie down."

The Adventures of Jack and Joe is a science fiction comedy featuring private detectives Jack and Joe. Time Gentlemen follows the ex
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Paperback, 1.1, 269 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by Lulu (first published March 27th 2011)
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Becky Black
A very funny time-travel romp. It made me laugh out loud several time. Flowing and witty prose and well edited.
Simon Forward
The elevator pitch for this might read something like ‘Bill And Ted meets Only Fools And Horses’. But to use an elevator pitch would be to suggest this madcamp romp travels only in the vertical. Whereas it loops and spirals and tangles like a ball of wool batted around by the cat that makes its appearance somewhere in the middle of proceedings.

The cat, to be fair, is a minor feature, but in reading you tend to want to take note of every little plot point because the author has woven (presumably
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Jeff Somogyi
Often very delightful and frequently outright hilarious. (I laughed out loud several times, and that sort of thing just doesn't happen to me.)

The book is full of wonderful turns-of-phrases and word-plays, which are hilarious. I don't think I'll ever forget the passage about the one brother catching a clock pendulum "like a gentleman", for instance.

The best part? Unlike so many others who try writing humor only to turn out prose which is strained and awkward, Mr. Kelly's writing feels effortles
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Andy
Excellent use of time travel taking a couple of feckless, dodgy detectives on a romp through time, space, and public decency!
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Craig P. Kelly is a thirty-something bald chap who needs to get out more. He is the author of Time Gentlemen, the first book of The Adventures of Jack and Joe series. And possibly the last book too, if no bugger reads it.

Craig's main hobby is working full time. When Craig isn't sat behind a desk staring at a computer screen he likes to spend his time sat on a sofa staring at a completely differen
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