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The Sacred Art of Stealing Paperback – September 4, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (September 4, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349114900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349114903
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A thriller, love story, social satire and a warning against taking absurdism too seriously.. TIME OUT Chris Brookmyre is a genius. DAILY MIRROR Brookmyre has no equal. MAXIM Exhilarating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

About the Author

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Forrester on September 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Once upon a time, I was having a pint of IPA with a professor of law, who also happened to have served as a QC and a judge before he retired. As both of us were avid fans of the crime fiction genre, I mentioned to him that I was beginning to run out of authors I really took to: having worked my way through from Raymond Chandler to James Ellroy, Henning Mankell and all points inbetween and beyond, so, could he recommend anyone to me? He promptly suggested Christopher Brookmyre, but qualified this by saying that 'You might find his imagination a tad twisted, but after what I've had to listen to in my time, Brookmyre sounds disturbingly normal.' Undeterred, I immediately purchased Brookmyre's first novel: 'Quite Ugly One Morning' and fell off my chair in a fit of laughter at the end of the first sentence! Maybe it's something about having been a resident of Glasgow that sends the synapses sparking in all sorts of contorted and deranged directions, but, Brookmyre's imagery, ingenuity, insight and acuity are second to none. Furthermore, you must pay attention to the detail. Basically, he has three threads to his works. The first follows the ludicrous, almost infantile but utterly hilarious, adventures of Jack Parlabane. The second: the heroic struggle of a Catholic Rangers supporting copper called Angelique de Xavier, in love with a quite magical bank robber, against the evil, thoroughly evil, machinations of an almost reasonable maniac called Simon Darcourt. Then, finally, the really serious stuff in his trilogy covering the accidental private investigator Jasmine Sharp in her random quest to find out where she came from, with a bit of assistance from a Fallen Angel.Read more ›
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I only made it half way through. It was a computer generated recommendation. This writer has talent but he is in the mold of Brits who insist on the unnecessary inclusion of coarse, crude profanity and bodily functions at every opportunity. His oral sex references simply wore me out.

If you like Brit humor and ugly people in full frontal nudity this is for you. As for me, there are better books to read.
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Excellently written and brilliantly conceived. A roller coaster journey with 2 instantly likeable characters. This is my favourite book from the Angel X trilogy
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By katherine foran on December 7, 2014
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Book has arrived. Thank you!!!!
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