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Old 01-09-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning

This book is by Hallgrimur Helgason and looks real interesting. Has anyone read this one yet?
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With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the identity of an American televangelist named Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops and contract killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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This book is by Hallgrimur Helgason and looks real interesting. Has anyone read this one yet?


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I considered buying it last year, as I liked the sound of it, but haven't got round to it yet. I have just seen it's available for Amazon Prime lending, so I'll get it out next month (have already borrowed one this month) and report back. If you go for it before then, I'd be interested to hear what you think. Or anyone else?
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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I am very tempted to get it and will let you know if I get it before you.
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Sounds a little like the premise behind the Netflix original series "Lillyhammer," which I thought was a lot of fun. Two thumbs up for Steven Van Zandt.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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i too may get -lending
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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i hate the phrase 'hilarity ensues.'
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
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Well I bought it. It will be next after I finish reading At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy.
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Well I bought it. It will be next after I finish reading At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy.
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I borrowed it
started it

author likes to play with foreign words

beginning not so good
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I borrowed it
started it

author likes to play with foreign words

beginning not so good
How do you mean 'play with foreign words'?

Yeah, this book's got me a bit interested too.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:26 AM   #10
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The author did his own translation of the book into English.
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What did you think then, Apache? I can get it on Amazon Prime Lending in a few days, but having read the "look inside" first chapter or so, I don't think I much like the look of it. Is it worth a try?
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I would rate it 2.5 out of 5 stars. The story just did not grab me like I expected it to.
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I would rate it 2.5 out of 5 stars. The story just did not grab me like I expected it to.
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Thanks. Given the number of books I'm chomping at the bit to read, I will give this a miss, I think.
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