"Read Brookmyre's other novels first."
To fully appreciate this you need to have already read/listened to, the previous novels featuring Simon Darcourt.
"Brookmyre at his best"
So often a sequel disappoints. This builds on the characters and has a truly inspired sense of humour, black but not too black, a bit off kilter but not twisted. A great plot that keeps the attention and characters you can relate to. Thoroughly recommended.
"As per usual fantastic!"
As a long time fan of the author, I have enjoyed every one of his books to date. My only complaint is the obsession with body fluids!
"get past the first 45 minutes!!"
I would have given this book 5 stars if it wasn't for the first 45 minutes. I thought I had missed a huge chunk of the book out, I really couldn't get into it and very nearly gave up. My brother who recommended this author had said how good he was so I persevered - and was very glad I had! there are a lot of good plot twists and the characters are really well portrayed. Definately worth listening past the first 45 minutes! I will have to listen to it again to see why I didn't get it the first time.
I thought this had some really good bits but overall it wasn't for me. It was a silly,daft,complicated,convoluted plot that was hard to follow and although I am not a prude by any means, I didn't much like the language but maybe it was because I just thought the baddie was just so unbelievable it was unnecessary. Won't be listening to another by this author. Just not quite right somehow and I could wait to get it finished and not because I was gripped by it, I just wanted it to end.
Not unless someone really recommended it
Nothing particular. I don't particularly like the scottish accent so I would probably avoid him in future
No..I just wanted to rush on and get it finished