Be My Enemy (Jack Parlabane, #4)



It Was A Junket, A Freebie A Team Building Weekend In The Highlands For Lawyers, Advertising Execs, Businessmen, Even The Head Of A Charity Oh, And A Journalist, Specially Solicited For His Renowned And Voluble Scepticism Jack Parlabane Amid The Flying Paintballs And Flowing Shiraz Even The Most Cynical Admit The Organisers Have Pulled Some Surprises Stalkers In The Forest, Power Cuts In The Night, Mass Mobile Phone Thefts, Disappearing Staff, Disappearing Guests There S Nothing Can Bring Out People S Hidden Strengths Or Break Down Inter Personal Barriers Quite Like Not Having A Clue What S Going On And Being Scared Out Of Your Wits However, When The Only Vehicular Access For Thirty Miles Is Cut Off It Seems That Events Are Being Orchestrated Not Just For Pleasure And That S Before They Find The First Body Thereafter, Finding Out Who Your Colleagues Really Are Is Not So Much An End Product As The Key To Reaching Monday Morning Alive Visit The Author S Website At Www.brookmyre.co.ukBe My Enemy (Jack Parlabane, #4)

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  • Paperback
  • 390 pages
  • Be My Enemy (Jack Parlabane, #4)
  • Christopher Brookmyre
  • English
  • 16 June 2018
  • 0349116814

10 thoughts on “Be My Enemy (Jack Parlabane, #4)

  1. says:

    Having read 10 books by Brookmyre in a row the first time I read as many books by a single author in an uninterrupted row , I m a bit drained of emotions and words right now not because they were a chore, but because of equal parts regret and sadness that this wonderful journey is now over akin to returning to the dudgeon of routine and home after a wonderful vacation So apologies, first of all, that this review isn t one of my best or most eloquent Second, this was my first reread of t Having read 10 books by Brookmyre in a row the first time I read as many books by a single author in an uninterrupted row , I m a bit drained of emotions and words right now not because they were a chore, but because of equal parts regret and sadness that this wonderful journey is now over akin to returning to the dudgeon of routine and home after a wonderful vacation So apologies, first of all, that this review isn t one of my best or most eloquent Second, this was my first reread of the book but am rereading it after almost 8 years, I believe And I have to admit, the sheer amount of plot that survived in my fleeting memory for the last 8 years is testament to how great it is I read Boiling a Frog at the same time as well, but very little of it sticks with me whereas this one was a fantastic reread where I could remember some plot elements, but was still amazed by the ex...

  2. says:

    Be My Enemy Motivational weekend bampot politics chaos x Parlabane x Vale This is a perfect Brookmyre set up Take a group of random people some annoying as hell, some only slightly so add Jack Parlabane and Tim Vale Have Parlabane s derogatory and hilarious commentary for half the book Then throw in some bad guys and violence, slap Parlabane in an impromptu fun, dangerous and disgusting situation Hey presto.This book is purely for entertainment, and entertain it did Humour, sus Be My Enemy Motivational weekend bampot politics chaos x Parlabane x Vale This is a perfect Brookmyre set up Take a group of random people some annoying as hell, some only slightly so add Jack Parlabane and Tim Vale Have Parlabane s derogatory and hilarious commentary for half the book Then throw in some bad guys and violence, slap Parlabane in an impromptu fun, dangerous and disgusting situation Hey presto.This book is purely for entertainment, and entertain it did Humour, suspense and gore followed byhumour, suspense and gore Parlabane and Vale make an awesome duo, and I wish there could have beenbooks with the two of them in together.There are twists and turns all the way through Often I found myself thinking It would be awesome gross typical Brookmyre if only for my if to happen not long later...

  3. says:

    Brookmyre is brilliant at using the crime genre to explore major themes Here he looks at the human propensity to define ourselves by our enemies He brings out all the complexities of the subject with his usual wit and an approach that is both down to earth, ove...

  4. says:

    When I read this, it definitely went in directions I didn t expect One for people who like their black humour straight from the coal cellar.

  5. says:

    I had to carefully consider whether or not this was worthy of three stars, which in my eyes means an okay book but nothing spectacular or whether it should be downgraded to 2 stars edging towards complete crap but with one or two redeeming features In the end I opted for the latter.I expected great things from this book and it failed to deliver in every aspect Firstly the quality of writing is poor, leading me to be frequently confused over who was speaking or performing an action and I had to carefully consider whether or not this was worthy of three stars, which in my eyes means an okay book but nothing spectacular or whether it should be downgraded to 2 stars edging towards complete crap but with one or two redeeming features In the end I opted for the latter.I expected great things from this book and it failed to deliver in every aspect Firstly the quality of writing is poor, leading me to be frequently confused over who was speaking or performing an action and contains sentences which not only contributed nought but made no sense Did Brookmyre even read this before it was sent to the publisher This is the most contributory factor to the two star rating, as it puts me off a book from the get go It really did come across as being written by the winner of ...

  6. says:

    Any book that includes a a baddie who decapitates himself, and b this paragraph commenting on the event, gets four stars in my book Well, are you not going to give the man a round of applause he asked I mean, that was fucking amazing, didn t you think Honestly, if you d asked me ten minutes ago, hypothetically, if it was possible to cut your own head off, I d have said unequivocally no You ve really got to hand it to the bloke though it s fair to say luck was involved I mean, there Any book that includes a a baddie who decapitates himself, and b this paragraph commenting on the event, gets four stars in my book Well, are you not going to give the man a round of applause he asked I mean, that was fucking amazing, didn t you think Honestly, if you d asked me ten minutes ago, hypothetically, if it was possible to cut your own head off, I d have said unequivocally no You ve really got to hand it to the bloke though it s fair to say luck was involved I mean, there s no way he could do it again Christopher Brookmyre, Be My Enemy, Or, Fuck This for a Game of Soldiers It s the story of an Outward Bound style team building exercise for a motley group of PR people in a cursed castle in the Scottish Highlands gone horribly wrong It was planned by a homicidal ex Special Forces fellow who envisions it as field training for his new group of assassins for hire, for starters Like all the best Brookmyre, it is elaborately plotted, full of hilarious moments, pretty angry and not for the squeam...

  7. says:

    I prefer his alternative title for this book F k this for a game of soldiers Kinda sums it up Anyway, Jack is back and on good form After a few books where CB indulges in some political rants, in this one he just concentrates on giving us a good story Unbelievable but then it wouldn t be a Brookmyre would it Set in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Scotland, Jack is despatched by his newspaper to go and trial out a new teambuilding weekend So off he goes in his usual cynical way Not I prefer his alternative title for this book F k this for a game of soldiers Kinda sums it up Anyway, Jack is back and on good form After a few books where CB indulges in some political rants, in this one he just concentrates on giving us a good story Unbelievable but then it wouldn t be a Brookmyre would it Set in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Scotland, Jack is...

  8. says:

    3.5 stars Brookmyre is a brilliant writer, and this is a bizarre and hilarious book Not much happens in the first half, while the second half somewhat resembles a zombie attack survival scenario.People are frequently trying to kill the thrill seeking reporter Jack Parlabane, only this time he s puzzled as to why they re also trying to kill everyone else in a group of seemingly unconnected people participating in a motivational team building weekend retreat in the Scottish Highlands.While the i 3.5 stars Brookmyre is a brilliant writer, and this is a bizarre and hilarious book Not much happens in the first half, while the second half somewhat resembles a zombie attack survival scenario.People are frequently trying to kill the thrill seeking reporter Jack Parlabane, only this time he s puzzled as to why they re also trying to kill everyone else in a group of seemingly unconnected people part...

  9. says:

    This is a book that never fails to make me giggle with appreciation of its black and yes sometimes sick humour Sure there are little in jokes, for example if you ve not seen the film Highlander from many moons ago you might not appreciate one throw away line, but it made me laugh out loud The snooker table scene is easy to imagine and the after comments by Jack hysterical.Brookmyre is easy to read and not afraid to comment.Why haven ...

  10. says:

    If I weren t the kind to finish a book once I started it, I d have totally missed the plot Because nothing happens in this book until about halfway through Then it gathers steam thru spurts of brilliance Then it goes on rat a...

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