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The Gun Seller (original 1996; edition 2004)

by Hugh Laurie

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Title:The Gun Seller
Authors:Hugh Laurie
Info:London, Arrow, 2004, c1997 c1996
Collections:Read, Read but unowned, Connectivity!
Rating:*****
Tags:fiction, .‼ 20th century, .♥ British, humor, genre:thriller/suspense, genre:mystery, genre:espionage, favorite, library borrow, read:2013

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Although it can drag on a bit in some places, The Gun Seller is an enjoyable novel full of wit, sarcasm and humour that makes you smile. A well structured plot helps to keep the ball rolling, and it's protagonist is definitely one of a kind... ( )
  michael.cox120 | Apr 20, 2016 |
3.5 rounded up. Hugh Laurie manages a relatively convincing modern day mix of Chandler and Wodehouse with a bit of Spy novel. ( )
  TiloWiklund | Apr 3, 2016 |
Combination of PG Wodehouse meets James Bond ( )
  nospi | Feb 7, 2016 |
The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie - ok

Hugh Laurie is a very funny guy, a good actor & a blues musician. I'm not sure that he's an author. Ok, that's a little unfair. He's written a reasonable spy thriller spoof. Trouble is that he seems to think he needs to include a quip in every sentence - it gets very wearing very quickly. Almost immediately. Having said that, it was amusing. It was an unchallenging read and it did pass some time fairly pleasantly. I won't rush to read anything else by him. All in all - he tried too hard. ( )
  Cassandra2020 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Hugh Laurie rocks at acting, and Gosh he must keep writting! ( )
  Kknoblauch | Dec 29, 2015 |
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It's the highest compliment to say: Why on earth didn't anyone think of doing this before? What a great idea. . . This is a genuinely witty and sophisticated entertainment.
 

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Laurie, Hughprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curtoni, VittorioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Thomas Lang, a drifter and former officer of the Scots Guards, is offered a contract to murder a wealthy London CEO. He decides to warn the victim instead of killing him. Unfortunately, Lang is thrown into a James bondish run for his life.
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Wodehousian spy
versus arms-dealing cartel
written by. . . Prince George?
(Longshanks)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 067102082X, Paperback)

British actor and comedian Hugh Laurie's first book is a spot-on spy spoof about hapless ex-soldier Thomas Lang, who is drawn unwittingly and unwillingly into the center of a dangerous James Bond-like plot of international terrorists, arms dealing, high-tech weapons, and CIA spooks. You may recall having seen Laurie in the English television series Jeeves and Wooster; Laurie played Bertie Wooster, the clutzy hero of the P.G. Wodehouse comic novels that originated those characters. The lineage from Wodehouse's Wooster to Laurie's Lang is clear, and, if you like Wodehouse, you'll probably love The Gun Seller.

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Offered a large sum of money to perform an assassination, Thomas Lang chooses instead to warn the intended victim, only to find himself on the hit list and up against such adversaries as rogue CIA agents, wannabe terrorists, and an arms dealer.

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