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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away By Christopher Brookmyre

A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away
by Christopher Brookmyre

Real Life sucks. He's thirty, his dreams of becoming a rock star are long gone, and he's just discovered that responsibility has no Escape key.
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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away Summary


A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre

The first book in the Angelique De Xavier series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

Back when they were students, just like everybody else, Ray Ash and Simon Darcourt had dreams about what they'd do when they grew up. In both their cases, it was to be rock stars. Fifteen years later, their mid-thirties are bearing down fast, and just like everybody else, they're having to accept the less glamorous hands reality has dealt them. Nervous new father Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody has to find their own way of coping. For some it's affairs, for others it's the bottle, and for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.

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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away Reviews


This novel has plenty of verve and dash, with Brookmyre more in your face than a smack from an outraged lover whose bottom you've pinched * Irish Times *
Brookmyre offers a brilliantly scathing portrayal of humanity... Sharply satirical and poignantly funny, this is a gripping and highly entertaining read * Time Out *
Hilarious, exhilarating entertainment * Glasgow Herald *
He really can write, with an exhilarating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence * Scotland on Sunday *
A bit like a literary computer game, this novel has plenty of verve and dash, with Brookmyre more in your face than a smack from an outraged lover whose bottom you've pinched. * IRISH TIMES *
Brookmyre offers a brilliantly scathing portrayal of humanity... Sharply satirical and poignantly funny, this is a gripping and highly entertaining read. * TIME OUT *
Hilarous, exhilerating entertainment. * GLASGOW HERALD *
He really can write, with an exhilerating linguistic fluency and keenly subversive intelligence. * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY *

About Christopher Brookmyre


Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the first 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

GOR001231410
A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre
Christopher Brookmyre
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-07-03
512
0349116849
9780349116846
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.