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The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
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bookshelves: 2012-read, ebook, humor, thriller
Read from March 24 to April 03, 2012

Most people will know Hugh Laurie as the acerbic and broodingly genius Dr. House, from the TV show of the same name. Few of those people will know that Laurie got his start in comedy, first as a writing and performance partner with Stephen Fry, then going on to other roles in programs like "Blackadder". As a comedy writer, he is sharp and clever, often writing delightfully witty songs.

I started reading The Gun Seller hoping that same voice would come through in his prose, but was a little disappointed. This largely forgettable spy thriller had some of the features of classic Laurie comedy, but much of it was muddled and confusing to me. I didn't much like the main character and found many of his actions to be both unbelievable and unlikeable.
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