Free Read [Crime Book] ↠ The Amateurs - by John Niven ¹
Gary Irvine is pretty happy in Ardgirvan, a small town on Scotland s west coast Only two things would improve his life children and a lower golf handicap Both are unlikely The former because Gary s wife Pauline is intent on leaving him as soon as she s snared Findlay Masterson, the self made carpet millionaire she s set her sights on And the latter because, frankly,Gary Irvine is pretty happy in Ardgirvan, a small town on Scotland s west coast Only two things would improve his life children and a lower golf handicap Both are unlikely The former because Gary s wife Pauline is intent on leaving him as soon as she s snared Findlay Masterson, the self made carpet millionaire she s set her sights on And the latter because, frankly, Gary is an appalling golfer.Far away from the world of golf handicaps, down in the murky depths of Ardgirvan s criminal underclass, Gary s hapless brother Lee is stumbling from one botched drug deal to another, his orbit drawing terrifyingly close to local crime overlord Ranta Campbell.Then Gary gets smashed on the head by a golf ball and knocked into a coma He wakes to find that the neurological trauma he s suffered has resulted in some pretty radical side effects among them an absolutely perfect golf swing He wins his local club championship He breaks the course record He qualifies for the OpenMeanwhile Pauline and Masterson have hit upon a plan to help him avoid a ruinously expensive divorce It s the kind of plan that ends with a funeral Their stories converge as the two brothers stumble into uncharted territory Lee towards murder and Gary teeing it up with his golfing hero, Calvin Linklater, the world number one, in the Open ChampionshipThe Amateurs is a hilarious examination of family and sport, of the ties that bind and how trying to put a little white ball in a hole can literally drive some men insane.
Born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Niven read English Literature at Glasgow University, graduating in 1991 with First Class honours For the next ten years, he worked for a variety of record companies, including London Records and Independiente He left the music industry to write full time in 2002 and published his debut novella Music from Big Pink in 2005 Continuum Press The novella was optioned for the screen by CC Films with a script has been written by English playwright Jez Butterworth Niven s breakthrough novel Kill Your Friends is a satire of the music business, based on his brief career in AR, during which he passed up the chance to sign Coldplay and Muse The novel was published by William Heinemann in 2008 and achieved much acclaim, with Word magazine describing it as possibly the best British Novel since Trainspotting It has been translated into seven languages and was a bestseller in Britain and Germany Niven has since published The Amateurs 2009 , The Second Coming 2011 , Cold Hands 2012 and Straight White Male 2013.He also writes original screenplays with writing partner Nick Ball, the younger brother of British TV presenter Zo Ball His journalistic contributions to newspapers and magazines include a monthly column for Q magazine, entitled London Kills Me In 2009 Niven wrote a controversial article for The Independent newspaper where he attacked the media s largely complacent coverage of Michael Jackson s death.Niven lives in Buckinghamshire with his fiancee and infant daughter He has a teenage son from a previous marriage.
Free Read [Crime Book] ↠ The Amateurs - by John Niven ¹ 411 John Niven
Title: Free Read [Crime Book] ↠ The Amateurs - by John Niven ¹