The Gun Seller (Hugh Laurie)

[The Gun Seller (Hugh Laurie)]I found The Gun Seller via comments posted on bn.com, which was probably not the best way to find a book, since those ratings are generally worthless. It had some problems and was somewhat formulaic, but in the end, I enjoyed Laurie‘s first novel. I saw a quote in the liner notes comparing the sarcastic/irreverent tone to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and I could never really get that out of my head. Since the overall plot is common to movies, I pondered how well The Gun Seller would translate to film. But while government agencies, terrorists, and conspiracy theories make for good (or exciting at least) movies, I don’t think the sarcasm would translate well since it’s primarily in the internal dialogue of the narator/protagonist. I suppose the Hitchhiker’s Guide movie would give me a good idea, but that’s told in third person, so maybe not.

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