I have just been introduced to Christopher Brookmyre and have been seriously impressed with his darkIf only there was another star to give this book!
I have just been introduced to Christopher Brookmyre and have been seriously impressed with his dark humour, fast pace and excellent story lines but One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night takes this to another level. I cannot find fault with this book, except it ends.
Being classed as 'crime' has always out me off reading his novels but it just goes to show, you should never judge a book by it's genre. Yes, this is a thriller of epic proportions (school reunion, oil rig, terrorists) but Brookmyre combines this with some of the most hilarious scenes I have ever read. I cannot do any of them justice and would trivialise what is an incredibly well written, well timed and gripping read if I tried. ...more
A fantastic collection of short stories that are typical of Welsh's fiction; twisted and macabre. The stories are hugely varied in subject and length.A fantastic collection of short stories that are typical of Welsh's fiction; twisted and macabre. The stories are hugely varied in subject and length. There are some considerable twists and although some of the stories are more far fetched than others, they hang together brilliantly. I found this book to be more accessible than his novels, perhaps because each story is so fast paced and precise. If you haven't read anything by Welsh before this is a great introduction....more