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Hugh Laurie concocts an uproarious cocktail of comic zingers and over-the-top action in this "ripping spoof of the spy genre" (Vanity Fair) -- the irresistible tale of a former Scots... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Another reason to love Hugh Laurie

If you thought Hugh Laurie was just an amazing actor, then you need to read his wonderful first (and hopefully not last) book. The Gun Seller is a suprisingly hilarious, fast-paced, page turner from beginning to end. While I am not normally one for spy novels, this book has changed my thinking on the genre. You'll immediately find yourself rooting for the main character, begging the book gods for a happy ending for this unlikely hero. Laurie's quick wit with words and insane plot twists are golden - I could not have asked for a better read.

a great book/ 1st or otherwise

If you like Hugh Laurie on "House" you'll love him as a writer. This is a witty, satirical send up of the spy novel and Thomas Lang is as refreshing and interesting a character as any today. He's a world wise, and somewhat weary, hero whose biting insights and view of life reflect the best and funniest in all of us. Laurie has a great gift for dialogue and a flowing, almost stream of consciousness narrative style. It's a Great Book first or otherwise. Did I mention Exciting?

First read in 8 years.

I've never been into reading. I could usually manage to skim a few pages and glance through cliff notes in order to get by in college. I have ADD and have always had trouble with comprehension. Recently I have fallen in love with Hugh Laurie due to the TV series "House". I saw that he wrote "The Gun Seller", and as every fan would, decided to give it a try. I LOVED it. I couldn't put it down. It was suspenceful and easy to read and I can't wait for his next book to be published. The humor is never ending and his style of writing is unique to me. Since this is the first book that I have read in this genre, I can't really compare it to anything. I managed to read this book within a week of receiving it and I am so happy that this book changed my life, in a life of reading. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Prepare to laugh out loud.

A Great Read

I discovered Hugh Laurie on the TV series "HOUSE". After I found out he had written a novel I had to read it. And I wasn't disappointed!! What a funny, witty, exciting novel! Thomas Lang, a sort of bodyguard-for-hire, turns down a job to assassinate an American businessman, which leads to all sorts of trouble involving beautiful women, the CIA, helicopters, and terrorists. Wow! Hugh Laurie has a great way with words. One tiny quibble--Laurie is British and the novel is of course full of British slang, some of which I don't understand. But hey, you can't win them all. I hope Hugh Laurie comes out with another book soon!

Laughing Aloud

I have never spent so much time laughing aloud as I have reading this novel. I don't like spy novels and I don't like thrillers, but I LOVED The Gun Seller. Thomas Lang is a wonderful character, a real anti-hero hero. The plot and the characters are well delineated and well thought out. But most of all, Laurie's sarcastic, biting, and extraordinarily playful sense of humor fill the story with humanity and great fun. A reader couldn't ask for more! But I will...more Hugh Laurie, please write more!
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