Monday, March 4, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: The Gun Seller



But Rayner was also three inches taller than me, four stones heavier, and at least eight however-you-measure-violence units more violent. He was uglier than a car park, with a big, hairless skull that dipped and bulged like a balloon full of spanners, and his flattened, fighter’s nose, apparently drawn on his face by someone using their left hand, or perhaps even their left foot, spread out in a meandering, lopsided delta under the rough slab of his forehead.

-- The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. This very funny spy spoof has been on my TBR shelf for too long. Heavily influenced by P.G. Wodehouse, Laurie manages to build a decent story, even encrusted as it is with comic gingerbread.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 



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8 comments:

Barbara said...

This description of a man is just plain inspired. Love it.

LibrarySnake said...

My dad read this one and loved it :)

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Gilion Dumas said...

It is really funny, which is so hard to pull off. I'm halfway through and am very impressed.

Nise' said...

Sounds wonderful. I will keep my eye out for the book.

iheartbigbooks said...

How did I not know of this??? This looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing and introducing me to something new.

Here's mine: Teaser Tuesday - Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins (@ i*Heart*BigBooks)

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like an entertaining book. Thanks for the great teaser.
My Teaser is from THE LAW OF SIMILARS.

Melissa Owens said...

Lol, sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing the teaser... Here's my TT post!

Topcho said...

I read it last year and quite liked it! Hugh Laurie is great as an author too. I get a bit confused at some parts - I guess I'm a bit girly for some of the detail XD But it was a cool read!

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