Is there nothing that Hugh Laurie can’t do better than the majority of Humankind?
The guy can act, can play, can carry off a limp while still looking cool and can write a gripping thriller too.
The humour will be familiar to any one who has watched House or A Bit Of Fry & Laurie ( for the two people on the Earth who haven’t: This is a Good Thing) and is spread liberally through the story. The descriptions of characters alone will have you in stitches before any conversation has taken place.
Being a thriller you will of course want something other than jokes and sarcasm in the book and Laurie doesn’t disappoint. The story gets as tense as an incredibly tense thing that’s just been told it has to take the deciding penalty for England to win the world cup against Germany with the jokes thinning out and taking a back seat to the plot.
I look forward to whatever Mr Laurie produces as a follow up.