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Boiling A Frog By Christopher Brookmyre

Boiling A Frog
by Christopher Brookmyre

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In perfect Brookmyre tradition the third thriller featuring Jack Parlabane contains a lot of body fluids, the Establishment at its most corrupt, relatively few dead bodies and a formidable display of black humour.
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Boiling A Frog Summary


Boiling A Frog by Christopher Brookmyre

The third book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

Jack Parlabane, the investigative journalist who is not averse to breaking the law for the sake of a good story, has finally been caught on the petard of his own self-confidence and is experiencing accommodation courtesy of Her Majesty. The fledgling Scottish parliament is in catatonic shock after experiencing its first dose of Westminster sleaze. The Catholic Church of Scotland is taking full advantage of the politicians' discomfort and is riding high in the polls as the voice of morality.
Behind the scenes the truth is obscured by the machinations of the spin doctors and in prison, aware he's missing out on a great story, Parlabane discovers that contacts and a pretty way with words are no defence against people he has helped to put away.
Part political satire, part cliff-hanging thriller this is high calibre entertainment.

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Boiling A Frog Reviews


Surreal, satirical, irreverent, violent and immensely funny * The Times *
Hiaasen is one of America's finest satirists. Brookmyre is Britain's * Observer *
This merciless satire is so painfully accurate that the political establishment will read it and weep . . . Boiling a Frog hits a tender spot that for MSPs, their acolytes and, more worryingly, their spin doctors will be uncomfortably close to home * Scotsman *
New Labour, the Scottish Parliament, the Catholic Church, the tabloid press, spin doctors - all of them are given a thorough knifing by Brookmyre's razor-sharp pen * Maxim *
Surreal, satirical, irreverent, violent and immensely funny. * THE TIMES *
Hiaasen is one of America's finest satirists. Brookmyre is Britain's * OBSERVER *
This merciless satire is so painfully accurate that the political establishment will read it and weep . . . Boiling a Frog hits a tender spot that for MSPs, their acolytes and, more worryingly, their spin doctors will be uncomfortably close to home * SCOTSMAN *
New Labour, the Scottish Parliament, the Catholic Church, the tabloid press, spin doctors - all of them are given a thorough knifing by Brookmyre's razor-sharp pen * MAXIM *

About Christopher Brookmyre


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.

Additional information

GOR000414380
Boiling A Frog by Christopher Brookmyre
Christopher Brookmyre
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2000-01-01
416
0349114137
9780349114132
N/A
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