Armadillo

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Publisher Description

'Marvellously paced and ingeniously plotted. A real page-turner' Observer
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One winter morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day, by anyone's standards, and an ominous portent.

For Lorimer works in the only-slightly corrupt business of financial adjusting, and he is about to learn that it is much uglier - and even more crooked - than he ever imagined. Suddenly, he's being unfairly blamed for all kinds of irregularities. Next, his life is threatened. And, lastly, he's coming to realise that the life he has led till now - the one someone wants to rub out - is one big fat lie . . .

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'A joy to read: easy to get into, addictively plotted and beautifully written' Daily Mail

'A novel that is truly comic, and, like all true comedy, also disturbing' Scotsman

'A pleasure to read' Independent on Sunday

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1999
25 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Clive Cleeve ,

Armadillo

A thing of parts, some good, some not so. Always readable, but the comic cliche East European family Blocj provide a monotone background. The plot is a bit indigestible, and Lorimar Black’s epistles to self intrusive. He’s a dedicated wimp, and some on the cruelties and deceptions practiced on him are extremely funny. One for a quick read, without too much to think back on.

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