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The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
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Jul 12, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 100-books-2010
Read in July, 2010

This was a clever send up of the spy genre, but if Hugh Laurie were not working so hard to be clever in every single line, I think it would be a smoother read.

While the narrator's thoughts on sex drives, cars, how people look like their desks, etc, etc, are wry, witty, and amusing - they do not further the plot or the move the action along.

I will grant that it may be half the point of a spy novel to never know quite who is working for or with whom, this novel was overly full of characters who appeared to be in a constant state of double or triple crossing the hero / various governments / each other that it was impossible to sort out more than a general sense of shifting partners in a country dance.

It did have some truly funny moments, which save me from disliking it entirely, but if they were less expected, they would be set off to greater effect.
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Maryam Hi! I really like your review it sums up exactly what I thought about the book too! :)

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