the almost perfect plot

the almost perfect plot This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN ISBN The Almost Perfect Plot is a black humour thriller and quite accurately described by the title The story revolves around t

  • Title: the almost perfect plot
  • Author: Ed Halliday
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 116
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  • This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10 1501038222 ISBN13 9781501038228.The Almost Perfect Plot is a black humour thriller and quite accurately described by the title The story revolves around the main character who happens to be called Thomas Hardy, no, not that one, this one is a truly awful writer , who has a very mundane life but this all changes and not alThis is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10 1501038222 ISBN13 9781501038228.The Almost Perfect Plot is a black humour thriller and quite accurately described by the title The story revolves around the main character who happens to be called Thomas Hardy, no, not that one, this one is a truly awful writer , who has a very mundane life but this all changes and not always for the better As he finds himself buried alive, pursued by the police as well as his ex wife and a serial killer, he often wishes he was still a writer of instructions books for anything from flat pack furniture to car sun roofs He has always had aspirations to write great literary works, but as he seeks material for the life changing plot to his debut novel, life starts to imitate fiction It all starts when, having been kicked out of his house in the course of his divorce, he decides it is time to make a new start and fulfil the potential he has always believed he holds Having moved abroad to the south of France, a task which ended up being far challenging than he had planned for , in search of a change of lifestyle, he seeks inspiration in vain until a retired English policeman befriends him Retired policeman Fred Williams persuades him to write crime fiction based on a real case that Fred himself had worked on but never solved Tom abandons thoughts of prize winning literature and takes Fred up on his offer However, struggling for realism in his story, Tom decides to act out the crime he is trying to write about so he can better get the feel of it, and in the process stumbles onto the scene of a real life killing As the only witness to the crime, the serial killer has no choice but to try and get rid of our hapless hero, only by a series of twists and coincidences this proves to be harder than the killer could have imagined The coincidences that save our hero also implicate Tom himself as the police try to catch the perpetrator, on top of which Tom has an ex wife who is trying to hound him, and this was definitely not a good time to fall in love The Almost Perfect Plot is available in paperback or ebook from Mr Ed Halliday

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    1. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and kept my interest. The only fault I have with it is that it suffers from what I call "Spider-man syndrome." In the Spider-man movies, the main character's love interest is also his next-door neighbor, is also engaged to someone who happens to be his boss' son, his boss happens to be spider-man's biggest opponent, his teachers happen to be the scientists who turn into the villains. In a city of 7 million people, the hostage the villain picks is a [...]

    2. I thoroughly enjoyed this comic thriller, two words that are rarely used together to describe a novel! Thomas Hardy may have the name of a famous novelist but although he's a writer, he spends his days grinding out instructions to put together flat pack furniture. When his wife leaves him, he ends up in a rental house in St. Paul, a charming village in the south of France. There he hopes to change his fortunes by writing a mystery novel from the point of view of a serial killer. Catastrophe, dis [...]

    3. I found this author because I was given copy of one of his other books, The Expected Demise of Bernard Fish, and I have to say I have become rather hooked on his work. This one is no exception. It is very funny and very well written although I should point out that all this author's books are in a very unique but, I find, refreshing style. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout and you can't but help keep turning the pages and laugh while you do it!

    4. This book is totally hilarious from start to finish and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!! A great comedy thriller!!

    5. There were parts that were very well written, descriptive and flowing very naturally. There were other parts that felt like he gave the manuscript to an 8 year old and told them to have at it.

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