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  • Title: A Shock To The System
  • Author: Simon Brett
  • ISBN: 9780754086390
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover

  • What a shock indeed who would have thought murder could replace a good education and hard work as the keys to corporate success and upward mobility
    Simon Brett
    Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included Hitch Hiker s Guide to the Galaxy and Frank Muir Goes Into After his spells with the media he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England He is the current president of the Detection Club.


    Pam Baddeley
    The first Simon Brett novel I've read although it may not be typical as I believe his tend to be wryly humorous and although some aspects of black humour are occasionally evident, especially in the ending, this one isn't 'funny'.The style is probably out of fashion today, as most of the story is 'told', although we are in the protagonist's view point all the way through, and it is his backstory that is laid out first, and then his ruminations and a gradual descent into detached and callous lack [...]

    Story of a man who starts committing murders to improve his life. Not exactly a mystery since you know who is committing murder and why. It's more a story of wondering whether he's ever going to be caught and, if so, how. None of the characters in the story are very endearing.

    Beata Weidemann
    Całkiem przyzwoita książka o zbrodniChciałoby się napisać doskonałej ale to nie ta opowieśćTo bardziej los sfrustrowanego człowieka który osiągnął prawie wszystko a potem los pokrzyżował mu plany" Byłabyś zdziwiona, pomyślał Graham. Ludzie zabijają z najrozmaitszych powodów. Na przykład dlatego, że sprzątnięto im sprzed nosa awans."

    I have completely mixed feelings about this book. It was written well: as the reader follows Graham's descent into criminal madness, prompted by a series of soul-crushing losses (a good, if fictional, example of Merton's strain theory in action) s/he can't help but sympathize and ultimately cheer him for "getting away" with it. Any book that makes me happy a criminal goes free is clearly written well! Further, the reasons why he consistently gets away with it are depicted fairly accurately. So w [...]

    Jill Hutchinson
    I have read Brett's Charles Paris mysteries and enjoyed them so I picked up this non-series book. It was worth it as Brett weaves a tale of a man driven by ambition who is passed over for an expected promotion which puts him off the rails. For no reason he kills a homeless man and the thrill of that murder sets him thinking about murders from which he will profit both personally and professionally. He plans carefully and his crimes go undetected until.I won't reveal the denouement but it is iron [...]

    Nan Silvernail
    The first one was an accident. Of course it was. It wasn't Graham Marshall's fault. But they haven't come for him and it's been weeks then months How easy it becomes to rationalize and then to begin to plan for one little accident more to happenA very interesting look inside the mind-set of a killer. The feelings of entitlement cancelling out what might have been warmth at one time. Humanity slowly being choked on the altar of self advancement. At the end there is a wonderfully nasty twist. This [...]

    This book was unscrupulous from beginning to end.Graham Marshall is a white collar professional who accidentally kills an attacker and gets away with it. Once the initial shock and guilt has worn off he spends the rest of the book killing or plotting to kill those in his everyday life who bug him in the slightest. The book is only a little dark but completely hilarious and suspenseful.- One of my favorites.

    As enjoyable as most of his output. Good plot seen from an unusual viewpoint - that of a man who becomes a murderer. Bretts writing style is comfortable and easy to read, I finished it off in a couple of afternoons.As with most books in this genre, no point in keeping it once you know 'whodunnit' so it's back to the charity shop for this one

    A slow, plodding self-portrayal of a very disturbed, amoral character, devoid of almost all emotion and intolerant of anyone he sees as interfering, and who murders all who are obstacles to his personal freedom and success. The plot is intriguing, but the painfully tedious way it is told seriously impedes enjoyment.

    Bettye McKee
    This is an excellent story. It was made into a movie starring Michael Caine, but they changed the location to New York and altered the story until it was unrecognizable. If you want a GOOD story, read the book. It's about a man plotting to kill his wife in clever ways.

    Borrowed from library.Adult mystery. This one was difficult reading. It is written from the murderer's point of view.

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