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  1. Rachel Rachel says:

    Oh, this was great Paul recommended it, but warned that many of the Scottish cultural references would go over my head Sure enough, I think I missed about half of it resulting in a late night karate lecture on the Celtics vs Rangers issues but I really loved the book anyway, and I think Zal is now my favorite fictional character I can t wait to read the upcoming sequel Okay, it s out in the UK, but I can t seem to get my hands on a copy This is a sequel to _A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away Oh, this was great Paul recommended it, but warned that many of the Scottish cultural references would go over my head Sure enough, I think I missed about half of it resulting in a late night karate lecture on the Celtics vs Rangers issues but I really loved the book anyway, and I think Zal is now my favorite fictional character I can t wait to read the upcoming sequel Okay, it s out in the UK, but I can t seem to get my hands on a copy This is a sequel to _A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away_ the one with the gamer Ray who runs into his old friend Simon Darcourt, who has become a terrorist, and together with Angelique a police officer Ray takes him down In this one, Angelique is dealing with the aftermath of having taken down a terrorist, and being alternately idolized and rebuked by her department On her 30th birthday, they call her in to end a standoff at a bank robbery Instead, she s taken hostage by the robbers, and discovers a very odd robbery with an even odder ringleader, with whom she discovers she shares an alarming attraction Things only get weirder from there Part of the attraction of the book other than the usual Brookmyre humor and cutting insight into everyday people is the way Zal outthinks not only the other characters in the book, but the reader I have to admit, I m one of those people who can usually guess who done it by the middle of a book, and I loved how every time I thought I understood the situation, I was one step behind Zal That was some good writing.As with all Brookmyre, it is not for the faint of stomach That said, read it D


  2. Trevor Trevor says:

    Be warned, this book contains language and humour This is a continuation of A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away if Brookmyre does one thing well, he does do a good title If you are thinking of reading this it might be a good idea to read that one first although this is by far the better of the two books.This novel is probably my favourite of all of his books but only just and they are mostly all so much fun and such page turners that it is hard to really pick between them.Another warning is th Be warned, this book contains language and humour This is a continuation of A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away if Brookmyre does one thing well, he does do a good title If you are thinking of reading this it might be a good idea to read that one first although this is by far the better of the two books.This novel is probably my favourite of all of his books but only just and they are mostly all so much fun and such page turners that it is hard to really pick between them.Another warning is that there comes a point in virtually all of his books when it is impossible to stop reading in this one perhaps when the two main characters end up in Paris for the weekend Brookmyre is laugh out loud funny which makes reading him on public transport quite something His stories are lightning fast, beautifully crafted and a joy to read.You rarely have to wait for one of Brookmyre s books to get started The fact his characters also have interesting things to say in passing about racism, nationalism, religion, violence, the national health, sex, football and growing old doesn t hurt either


  3. Richard Richard says:

    This is, loosely, a follow on from A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away Same locale, and the focus here in on the wonderfully named Angelique de Xavia, who played a large part in the previous book.Do you need to have read Big Boy to get everything here No, you d be able to piece together the necessary inferences about what happened, but it would somewhat spoil things should you then want to go back and read the prequel.Anyway, what I wrote in my review of that book still stands.Quite the high adventu This is, loosely, a follow on from A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away Same locale, and the focus here in on the wonderfully named Angelique de Xavia, who played a large part in the previous book.Do you need to have read Big Boy to get everything here No, you d be able to piece together the necessary inferences about what happened, but it would somewhat spoil things should you then want to go back and read the prequel.Anyway, what I wrote in my review of that book still stands.Quite the high adventure Plenty of profanity, satire and characters spouting misanthropic vitriol Took quite a bit of effort to parse the Scots lingo at times, and there was some I still couldn t get The sports references sailed right by I don t even follow American stuff.The cultural mismatch slowed down my reading so the hook didn t really sink in until one third of the book was gone, but eventually the shenanigans should grab anyone Can t say that I think Brookmyre is the next greatest thing, but still a fun read.Yup, pretty muchof the screwball same This sequel did have quite a bitsalaciousness, and while it has been a while since I read the first, I believe he did a better job of developing his characters Oddly, the only scene and relationship that might merit tittilating content got a soft focus soft core treatment The naughty bits were tangential to the story, and intendedto cause the reader to gawp and snicker.Certainly good enough that I m buying the next and last to feature this cast of characters


  4. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    Having recently read A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away, my first book by Christopher Brookmyre, I was keen to getof that good stuff.The Sacred Art of Stealing, is the next in the Angelique De Xavier series and is every bit as good as the first one, A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away It opens with a most original and imaginative bank heist a Situationist, Dadaist type robbery which soon involves Angelique, dragged away from a Rangers game, and soon abseiling into a developing hostage situation Af Having recently read A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away, my first book by Christopher Brookmyre, I was keen to getof that good stuff.The Sacred Art of Stealing, is the next in the Angelique De Xavier series and is every bit as good as the first one, A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away It opens with a most original and imaginative bank heist a Situationist, Dadaist type robbery which soon involves Angelique, dragged away from a Rangers game, and soon abseiling into a developing hostage situation After which the plot goes in all kinds of unexpected and enjoyable directions.Another winner from Christopher Brookmyre I look forward to readingof his work.4 5


  5. Rachael Hewison Rachael Hewison says:

    I think this is my favourite Christopher Brookmyre book I couldn t put it down Whilst it s supposed to be a sequel to A big boy did it and ran away , aside from having Angelique de Xavia in it, it didn t feel like a sequel I don t think you really need to have read the first book to enjoy this one and I definitely think this was the better of the two.I absolutely loved every interaction between Angelique and Zal Their chemistry and banter just sizzled off the page It felt odd in some ways I think this is my favourite Christopher Brookmyre book I couldn t put it down Whilst it s supposed to be a sequel to A big boy did it and ran away , aside from having Angelique de Xavia in it, it didn t feel like a sequel I don t think you really need to have read the first book to enjoy this one and I definitely think this was the better of the two.I absolutely loved every interaction between Angelique and Zal Their chemistry and banter just sizzled off the page It felt odd in some ways that it was a Brookmyre novel I was reading female cop falling for a bank robber sounded like a cliched chick lit book, but with Brookmyre s humourous lines it worked so well I stayed up late reading because I wanted to see what happened between them.Brookmyre has a brilliant talent for thinking up complex but hugely interesting plots and it was a fantastically well thought out bank robbery With a couple of the chapters I did feel my interest waning slightly, with new characters being introduced that I didn t see what they were for, but overall the book had me completely hooked


  6. Melinda Melinda says:

    Clever, clever book well I susppose I mean clever clever author I love Christopher Brookmyre and have been listening to a few oh his superb narratives as audiobooks Totally recommend that as well listening to these words in a right Scottish accent makes the words even funnier.The language is flawless, funny, subtle, to the point, complex, rude, considered and utterly brilliant.I expect that Mr Brookmyre will not be to everyone s taste and seriously, it always takes a while to get in Clever, clever book well I susppose I mean clever clever author I love Christopher Brookmyre and have been listening to a few oh his superb narratives as audiobooks Totally recommend that as well listening to these words in a right Scottish accent makes the words even funnier.The language is flawless, funny, subtle, to the point, complex, rude, considered and utterly brilliant.I expect that Mr Brookmyre will not be to everyone s taste and seriously, it always takes a while to get into the book at times you wonder how all these plots, characters, sub plots and intriging bits of character information could possible all be related And yet he pulls it together every time every time


  7. Robin Robin says:

    The Sacred Art of Stealing takes place a relatively short time after its predecessor A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away Angelique has successfully thwarted the terrorist plot at Dubh Ardrain, but she s now in the process of paying the psychological toll for her efforts as the next crisis unfolds Though some of the cultural references went over my head, I can still appreciate this book for its witty internal monologs and tongue in cheek exchanges Brookmyer offers a great deal of pointed social The Sacred Art of Stealing takes place a relatively short time after its predecessor A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away Angelique has successfully thwarted the terrorist plot at Dubh Ardrain, but she s now in the process of paying the psychological toll for her efforts as the next crisis unfolds Though some of the cultural references went over my head, I can still appreciate this book for its witty internal monologs and tongue in cheek exchanges Brookmyer offers a great deal of pointed social commentary in this way, but there s never a dull moment of philosophizing He fashions a distinguishable voice for each character and fully commits to their mentality on command I was equally appalled whether reading the incendiary beliefs of Walter s conservatism or the staightforward grittiness of Harry s depravity Yet, the thing I love most of all is Angelique s larger than life presence in the midst of such a robust cast of characters She s an empowered, multi demensional female battling criminal extremism and the good ole boys club one day at a time How many other Scottish Ugandan counterintelligence officers have you read about It s refreshing Lord knows the existence of books like these are few and far between


  8. Gail Williams Gail Williams says:

    The Sacred Art of Stealing the Readers HeartI can t even remember why I picked this book up, but from the moment I did, I didn t want to put it down It doesn t start when you d expect and it keeps the reader on a rollercoaster all the way through The idea of the original bank heist was sheer brilliance, even made me finish reading Waiting for Godot , yes reading, I ve never seen it, though I would like to This was the first Brookmyre I ever read, and so didn t have the background on Angeliqu The Sacred Art of Stealing the Readers HeartI can t even remember why I picked this book up, but from the moment I did, I didn t want to put it down It doesn t start when you d expect and it keeps the reader on a rollercoaster all the way through The idea of the original bank heist was sheer brilliance, even made me finish reading Waiting for Godot , yes reading, I ve never seen it, though I would like to This was the first Brookmyre I ever read, and so didn t have the background on Angelique, that came in the previous book A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away , but trust me, it doesn t distract from this book in the least.The characters are well realised and the action is so twisted and amusing, that at times I was left crying with laughter, the ending worked particularly well Only one word of warning if you find out a little Celtic vs Rangers background it will help, or you could just accept that there are some references that will go over you head I took the second option and it didn t spoil the book at all.Would recommend this book to anyone


  9. Campbell Campbell says:

    I don t remember much about this one except that I enjoyed it immensely and that it was extremely funny Oh and the clowns Bank robbers dressed as clowns.


  10. Sandi Sandi says:

    Second book featuring Glasgow DI Angelique de Xavia, this was a most surreal caper story with the author s trademark humor and a bit of romance.


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