Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience', every facility any tourist who hates abroad will ever want, will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig. To test the facilities he's hosting a reunion for his old school (none of his ex-classmates can remember him, but what the heck, it's free). He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along -- a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public. And they in turn are unaware that Inspector MacGregor has got wind of their activities. Within twenty-four hours Gavin's dream has blown to the four winds, along with a lot of other things. Fast, rabidly funny, and seriously over the top.
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UK Kirkus Review »
This is an overblown comic novel that blows up everything in the path of its feeble plot, involving the drunken reunion, 15 years on, of the ex-pupils of a grim Catholic high school in Scotland. The good, the bad and the psychotic gather on board a disused oil platform now transformed at great cast into the Floating Paradise resort. Events then go horribly wrong, of course, as the party is attacked by ineffectual merceneries on a mission of destruction. Aiming for a cross between Irvine Welsh and Tom Sharpe this novel shoots itself in the foot and limps away bleeding. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Christopher Brookmyre
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.