Ö A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil ✓ Download by æ Christopher Brookmyre

Ö A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil ✓ Download by æ Christopher Brookmyre All the adult victims, suspects, and investigators went to school together This story goes back and forth, covering 1st to 13th grade, and the present where 2 of them are dead.
I love Brookmyre s language, but this is not his best effort This mystery had so many Scottish schoolyard neologisms that the author provided a glossary at the end of the book to help the reader School memories at a Catholic school over the passage of many years as experienced by one group of kids is interlaced with the experiences of two now adult figures, a police woman and a media connected lawyer, trying to sort out a murder Those who know Brookmyre s take on Catholic schools should not be surprised that school officials do not come off well This is another Brookmyre that will not be easily found in the US.
great slang, great swearing, tight plot a splendid holiday read very sharp on the short lifetime of the vernacular in schools I m old enough to remember the arrival and departure of is it chook as an expression of disbelief, and smiled fondly on seeing it in print and I have absolutely avoided spoilers just read and go with the flow I would have been happy if this was at least twice as long hehe All the adult victims, suspects, and investigators went to school together This story goes back and forth, covering 1st to 13th grade, and the present where 2 of them are dead.
I love Brookmyre s language, but this is not his best effort This mystery had so many Scottish schoolyard neologisms that the author provided a glossary at the end of the book to help the reader School memories at a Catholic school over the passage of many years as experienced by one group of kids is interlaced with the experiences of two now adult figures, a police woman and a media connected lawyer, trying to sort out a murder Those who know Brookmyre s take on Catholic schools should not be surprised that school officials do not come off well This is another Brookmyre that will not be easily found in the US.
great slang, great swearing, tight plot a splendid holiday read very sharp on the short lifetime of the vernacular in schools I m old enough to remember the arrival and departure of is it chook as an expression of disbelief, and smiled fondly on seeing it in print and I have absolutely avoided spoilers just read and go with the flow I would have been happy if this was at least twice as long hehe Recommended by Emma and Jim Emma I may need your help on clearing up a point or twoSo in general I enjoyed this, but it was flawed, and I think I missed a few things The school years sections were definitely my favourite parts I recognised quite a lot of general childhood tropes in there, as well as some typically Scottish ones The writing was often really funny seeing a Primary One kid s thoughtful, very rational inner monologue and reasoning versus what actually happened or was said was a fantastic juxtaposition There was a lot to relate to, and I found the school yard politics really interesting, and enjoyed seeing the characters develop.
The present day murder mystery stuff was less strong My big complaint is that it took a really long time for me to match up the various characters involved in the present day to their school equivalents This was partly because there were so Really enjoyed this Some hilarious episodes, great fun, good plot, a few twists Not totally hanging together Although I guessed about halfway through, still thoroughly enjoyed it.
We Could Tell You About The Bodies We Could Tell You Their Names, Where They Were Found, The State They Were In We Could Tell You About The Suspects Too, The Evidence, The Investigators Join A Few Dots, Even Throw You A Motive But What Would Be The Point You Re Going To Make Your Own Assumptions Anyway After All, You Know These People, Don T You You Went To School With Them We All Did Granted, That Was Twenty Years Ago, But How Much Does Anybody Really Change Exactly So If You Really Knew Them Then, You Ll Already Have All The Answers If You Really Knew Them Then Put On Your Uniform And Line Up In An Orderly Fashion For The Funniest And Most Accurate Trip Back To The Classroom You Are Likely To Read, As Well As A Murder Mystery Like Nothing That Has Gone Before It Forget The Forensics Only Once You Ve Been Through School With This Painfully Believable Cast Of Characters Will You Be Equipped To Work Out What Really Happened Decades Later Even Then, You Ll Probably Guess Wrong And Be Made To Stand In The Corner You know the feeling that you get when you pick a book randomly out of the bookshelf in a book store or a library, hoping it would be at least not a total sh t, and it turns out to be a great book That was how I feel about this book It was not totally random, actually Thanks to Nick Hornby, lately I m a sucker for anything British Nope 90s to date novels by British male writer, to be precise This book had a quote from Guardian s review on the cover Looks back with a painfully accurate eye One of the funniest writers in Britain British and funny Plus I like the cover I was so buying it.
It turned out that it s actually Scot instead of British Same difference English is already not my first language third, if you count Sundanese But after I survived the Scottish dialect, I really enjoyed the book It IS funny Cleverly written Twi I didn t enjoy this as much as most of the others of his that I ve read, plot not as interesting, too much time on the flashbacks with overly detailed play by play descriptions of school football games and discos, and no characters you can like It wasn t very funny and the murder mystery not that clever I like sarcastic black humour but the viciousness of the kids behaviour and casual sadism shown by and towards the kids by both teachers and some of the parents just left a really bad taste in my mouth It certainly makes me wonder whether my school years were just really lucky, or did Brookmyre have a terrible time of it There s a lot of 80s scene setting especially with the musical and fashion references, which was amusing since I m about the same age as his characters, and I do recognise the obsessions A psychological thriller in which we get to go inside the minds of a whole cast of characters but rather than explore the complexities of adult life, this book uses the far traumatic and scarring experience of going to school when personalities are shaped in ways that we never quite understand in later life.
From the first day at primary when the children learn a lot than just their names to the last day at high school when some long buried truths suddenly come to light this is clever, funny, sad, everything you want really The characters voices are crisp and clear, even if you have to remember to pay attention as the nicknames by which they are known continually change, and the various paths that lead them to the tangled and inexplicable crime all feel right there s even a bit of redemption and closure for many of them which is terrific One of the real highlights of th



Really enjoyed this Some hilarious episodes, great fun, good plot, a few twists Not totally hanging together Although I guessed about halfway through, still thoroughly enjoyed it.
Recommended by Emma and Jim Emma I may need your help on clearing up a point or twoSo in general I enjoyed this, but it was flawed, and I think I missed a few things The school years sections were definitely my favourite parts I recognised quite a lot of general childhood tropes in there, as well as some typically Scottish ones The writing was often really funny seeing a Primary One kid s thoughtful, very rational inner monologue and reasoning versus what actually happened or was said was a fantastic juxtaposition There was a lot to relate to, and I found the school yard politics really interesting, and enjoyed seeing the characters develop.
The present day murder mystery stuff was less strong My big complaint is that it took a really long time for me to match up the various characters involved in the present day to their school equivalents This was partly because there were so You know the feeling that you get when you pick a book randomly out of the bookshelf in a book store or a library, hoping it would be at least not a total sh t, and it turns out to be a great book That was how I feel about this book It was not totally random, actually Thanks to Nick Hornby, lately I m a sucker for anything British Nope 90s to date novels by British male writer, to be precise This book had a quote from Guardian s review on the cover Looks back with a painfully accurate eye One of the funniest writers in Britain British and funny Plus I like the cover I was so buying it.
It turned out that it s actually Scot instead of British Same difference English is already not my first language third, if you count Sundanese But after I survived the Scottish dialect, I really enjoyed the book It IS funny Cleverly written Twi I didn t enjoy this as much as most of the others of his that I ve read, plot not as interesting, too much time on the flashbacks with overly detailed play by play descriptions of school football games and discos, and no characters you can like It wasn t very funny and the murder mystery not that clever I like sarcastic black humour but the viciousness of the kids behaviour and casual sadism shown by and towards the kids by both teachers and some of the parents just left a really bad taste in my mouth It certainly makes me wonder whether my school years were just really lucky, or did Brookmyre have a terrible time of it There s a lot of 80s scene setting especially with the musical and fashion references, which was amusing since I m about the same age as his characters, and I do recognise the obsessions A psychological thriller in which we get to go inside the minds of a whole cast of characters but rather than explore the complexities of adult life, this book uses the far traumatic and scarring experience of going to school when personalities are shaped in ways that we never quite understand in later life.
From the first day at primary when the children learn a lot than just their names to the last day at high school when some long buried truths suddenly come to light this is clever, funny, sad, everything you want really The characters voices are crisp and clear, even if you have to remember to pay attention as the nicknames by which they are known continually change, and the various paths that lead them to the tangled and inexplicable crime all feel right there s even a bit of redemption and closure for many of them which is terrific One of the real highlights of th

Christopher Brookmyre

Ö A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil ✓ Download by æ Christopher Brookmyre Christopher Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author His debut novel was Quite Ugly One Morning, and subsequent works have included One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, which he said was just the sort of book he needed to write before he turned 30 , and All Fun and Games until Somebody Los