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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
Jul 03, 2012 Simon Forward rated it liked it
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
Feb 27, 2012 Jeff Somogyi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 26, 2014 Andy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent use of time travel taking a couple of feckless, dodgy detectives on a romp through time, space, and public decency!
Allen Donnelly
Jul 19, 2016 Allen Donnelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun rollercoaster of a read, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes and a sizeable helping of adult humour.
Very reminiscent of Robert Rankin's Brentford books in many ways
Martin Watts
Feb 02, 2017 Martin Watts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wibbly wobbly and indeed timey wimey

A time travel romp featuring some of the least competent detectives in the history of comedy fiction.
I will be looking for the sequel.
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Craig P. Kelly is the pioneer of that fabled fiction genre 'time-travel-comedy-adventure-nonsense'. He has written three novels but lives in the hope that his future self will send him some more.

Craig is currently employed as a 'man of leisure'. This is more time consuming than you might imagine, but he tries to find the opportunity to 'do some writing' in and amongst the many spurious activities
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