Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World

Book - 1998 | 1st American ed.
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The Guardian (London) has called comic-thriller writer Christopher Brookmyre "the next star of the genre . . . [who writes in] the sassy, nasty, fast style of the Americans Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen." His American debut, Not the End of the World, is a fast and furious novel set in Los Angeles at the near side of the millennium, at a point when the world is about to spin out of control -- and maybe out of existence. When an oceanic research vessel is discovered with all of its crew vanished, it sets off a chain of events that pulls Lt. Larry Freeman of the LAPD out of the ho-hum assignment of overseeing the security for a B-movie film festival and headlong into a frenzied race to stop a terrorist plot. Along the way he must contend with aging porn stars, rabid evangelical Christians, a mysterious Glaswegian photographer, and an unknown agenda, all in a frenzied -- and ultimately hysterical -- race against time.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1998.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780871137876
Branch Call Number: BROOK
Characteristics: 388 p.


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Apr 28, 2016

Too much of this book is spent demonstrating, through biographies of characters, that religious belief and practice can turn people bad. There's a bit of a mystery and jokes about showbiz.

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