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Don't Point that Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli
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May 04, 2009

really liked it

I absolutely loved this book. The main character, Charlie Mortdecai, is an endearing cad, has a silver tongue, and drinks whiskey for breakfast. A lot of his comments made me laugh out loud. The mystery aspect of the book takes a back-seat to Charlie's adventures and wit, but that is the most fun of the book. I also enjoyed his side-kick, Jock Strapp, who is one of those dim-witted thugs that is ever-loyal to their employer; no matter what is asked, the job always gets done.

It is one of the most original books I've read in awhile. The ending is left open, so I'm eager to read the next one in the series to find out how it all turned out.

I am really surprised this book was written 30 years ago, as it reads like a modern-day Guy Ritchie movie (well, his early work anyways). Highly recommended for lovers of British screwball capers.

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