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ISBN:
0434002976
Author:
Hugh LAURIE
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
William Heinemann; First Edition edition (1996)
Pages:
352 pages
EPUB book:
1835 kb
FB2 book:
1227 kb
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1326 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
436


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The Gun Seller (1996) is the first novel by English actor, musician, comedian, and writer Hugh Laurie. It concerns former Scots Guards officer Thomas Lang and his reluctant involvement in a conspiracy involving international arms dealers, terrorists, the CIA, the MoD, beautiful women and fast motorcycles.

Hugh Laurie has only written one novel, but I hope there are more to come after his near perfect debut, The Gun Seller. Laurie takes a fairly standard "dirty CIA" story (ala Jason Bourne), tosses in some Wodehousian humour, takes the p ss out of modern politics and democracy, builds suspense with some cracking chases, gun fights and Fantastic.

The Gun Seller is fast, topical, wry, suspenseful, hilarious, witty, surprising, ridiculous, and pretty wonderful. Hugh Laurie has cowritten two comedy series for BBC television, A Bit of Fry and Laurie

The Gun Seller is fast, topical, wry, suspenseful, hilarious, witty, surprising, ridiculous, and pretty wonderful A delightful novel. ripping spoof of the spy genre" Source: Vanity Fair. Hugh Laurie has cowritten two comedy series for BBC television, A Bit of Fry and Laurie. He has also acted in the television dramas Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster as well as in the feature films 101 Dalmatians, Sense and Sensibility, and Peter's Friends.

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  • Rare
This book restored my faith in celebrity novels. The last one I read (by a former TV hero of mine) was so disappointing but Hugh Laurie is a first-rate wordsmith and an excellent storyteller. I already knew he was a brilliant actor (I'm midway through The Night Manager, and his performance is sending shivers down my spine), a comic genius and a super blues musician, so he is way more multi-talented than most of us. This book is an action thriller, which is not my usual fare. I suspect he has a great comic novel in him, in which case I'll be at the head of the readers queuing up. But if he writes another action novel I'll still be jostling for a good position. I can't let talent like this just pass me by.
  • Stonewing
**Trying to keep this spoiler-free**

I enjoy this book a lot and come back to reread it every few years. However, I've always been confused by the very ending of it, when Lang is in a car with some people. One of those people seems out of place at that time, and I always wondered how that person ended up in the car. I had always guessed that it was just courtesy to Lang, bringing in this person he is comfortable with. But on my most recent reread, I almost wondered whether the person actually is a business colleague of the other two, and had been acting as such throughout the book. If so, this is too subtly done for me (this was probably my 12th reread and it never occurred to me until now). Even knowing this, and looking at that person's interactions earlier in the book, I could not really tell if this was a member of some British organization, or just a plain citizen as written. This is so annoying to me that I almost took off a star! However, I kept it at 5, and will now go enjoy some I'm Sure I've Seen That Grouse Somewhere Before to calm down.
  • Rasmus
I must admit I purchased this for my Kindle on a lark: I've been a Hugh Laurie fan from his "Black Adder" days on the BBC and more recently when he began playing Dr. House.

Reading the book causes me to wonder how many of Laurie's lines on House are improvised as his narrator/character in Gun Seller speaks in the same dark, ironic, wise-cracking tone as does Dr. House. Clearly Laurie is a talented man at what he does.

The Gun Seller is what it is: a fun little romp with an engaging plot. Laurie is not England's heir to Shakespeare, so the highbrow reading public is best advised to move along. Laurie uses his platform to lampoon anyone within reach, including the story's local constabulary and American international businessmen and/or spies.

The Gun Seller moves along at a nice clip and is amusing on every page. Other reviewers have mentioned the colloquial Brit-speak as a problem. Since I am reading on Kindle the dictionary function (which I have set to the OED as default) picks up most of these and offers a clear understanding for this American reader.

I find The Gun Seller to be fun reading after a day of reading self-important textbooks for grad school assignments. If you want humor woven into a fair plot narrated by a dry wit, this book absolutely works! If you prefer meaningful character development supported by subtle clues to motivation, and narration offering fifteen shades of blue to describe the sky I would suggest this isn't the prose you are seeking.
  • Burilar
(Kindle version)
The first half of the book really wasn't too bad. Mr Laurie went a little over the top with the "Hard Boiled" style but not so thick that made it hard to follow. I mostly cared about the protagonist and the story moved along in a bit edgy but lighthearted way. Unfortunately the second half of the book bogged down with long, drawn out scenes that weren't believable and not lighthearted. The hard-boiled dialogue seemed a little out of place with the turn to seriousness that he introduced. The protagonist I thought I knew changed into an insensitive killer that made me wonder if I knew him at all.
I half thought to give up on the story but by then I was 75% through it so decided to plod on. The ending did tie up for the most part but I found myself more relieved to have finished rather than satisfied with the conclusion. In summary I can't recommend.
Thanks for reading the review.
  • Braendo
I rarely read fiction material. I prefer memoirs, autobiographies, books on personal experience, etc. With that being said, I love the show House and am a huge High Laurie fan. Since he hasn't written an autobiography, this was the closest I could find. The story is absolutely told in his style, tone of voice, etc. This book will hold your attention and entertain you from start to finish.