Christopher Brookmyre - Gamer and top Author too.

MrBlack

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He's the British version of Carl Hiassen (If you've read any of him)

He's got 7 or 8 books out at the moment. Most of them contain a chunk of gaming references (he's been in and out of a Q3-CTF Clan) and he's pant-pissingly funny to boot. They're basically feel-good books for generation X. The underdogs get to kill the bad guys and save the day. Lots of guns, death, swearing and a generally viscious attack on the crapness of certain aspects of society.

http://www.brookmyre.co.uk/ for more info.
 

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MrBlack said:
He's the British version of Carl Hiassen (If you've read any of him)

He's got 7 or 8 books out at the moment. Most of them contain a chunk of gaming references (he's been in and out of a Q3-CTF Clan) and he's pant-pissingly funny to boot. They're basically feel-good books for generation X. The underdogs get to kill the bad guys and save the day. Lots of guns, death, swearing and a generally viscious attack on the crapness of certain aspects of society.

http://www.brookmyre.co.uk/ for more info.
Top author - he's got a new book out in the next month or so hasn't he? He actually namechecks BarrysWorld in A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away
 

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I like Carl Hiaasen, so I will look up some of this guys stuff thanks for the tip :D
A quick question, is it best to read his books in order ? does he have characers who appear in several like the ex-governor in Hiaasens books ?

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Gengi said:
I like Carl Hiaasen, so I will look up some of this guys stuff thanks for the tip :D
A quick question, is it best to read his books in order ? does he have characers who appear in several like the ex-governor in Hiaasens books ?

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Yes. Every book can be read stand alone, but his early books are centred around a Journalist - Jack Parlabane, and the last two have featured a female detective Xavia DaCosta (although she was a peripheral character in one and centre stage in another). I didn't read the Parlabane books in order, and in hindsight I wish I had. I think his new one, out at the end of January, is a Jack Parlabane book. Like Hiaasen, most of his books are set in one locale, its just that instead of Florida its Scotland.
 

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His webbeh appears to be down, can you put the order of the books here for me please, they sound pretty interesting.
 

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Quite Ugly One Morning (1996) - Parlabane Novel
Country Of The Blind (1997) - Parlabane Novel
Not The End Of The World (1998) - The only one not set in Scotland
One Fine day in the Middle of the Night (1999)
Boiling a Frog (2000) - Parlabane Novel
A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away (2001)
The Sacred Art of Stealing (2003)
Be My Enemy (end Jan 2004) - Parlabane Novel
 

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