Book Review – Blah Blah Black Sheep by Maggie Gibson

Blah Blah Black Sheep

‘Blah, Blah Blacksheep’ is a helter-skelter ride through one week in your average journalist’s life (no, really). Maggie Gibson’s latest offering is fluid and full of Irish humour – the perfect comic beach read.

This is another one of those cheapo British trash novels I pick up for around RM5 at Popular/MPH, I always look for these, and 90% of the time I really enjoy them.

I suggest buying a bunch of these everytime you pass through.

It’s indeed full of Irish wit, twisting and turning, her editor has a nervous breakdown and is replaced with someone nicer..

Following this she is immediately immersed in the dirty, sweaty world of human trafficking, sweat shops, murder and a nasty little extortionist drug dealer with the wonderfully Irish name of Broylan Grillo.

Somehow she ends up friends with Georgina Fitz-Simons who has has just overcome a flourishing cocaine habit, together they go deep into the world of durgs and murder end up in possession of a rather inconvenient corpse, being chased by a Serbian hitman and involved with an ex Glam rocker..

It’s a well written, well paced book. Rather easy to pick up, not hard to put down and can be devoured quickly in a couple of sittings.

If you see it sitting around on the bargain shelf for the price of a drink, do pick it up.

Not much more to say about it, simple book, simple read, simple review.

I give it an enjoyable 6.5/10.

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8 Responses to Book Review – Blah Blah Black Sheep by Maggie Gibson

  1. mrs jeff buckley July 7, 2006 at 1:56 pm #

    You don’t have the reasons to “Trash it” in your review =P

  2. KY July 7, 2006 at 3:29 pm #

    best price $0.95 shipping $15.00? 😛

  3. stephen July 8, 2006 at 7:31 pm #

    I havent seen it yet,but i agree with you, some of this books are quite entertaining
    Ill get it.

  4. Boss Stewie July 8, 2006 at 10:15 pm #

    hmmm and i always thought malaysians in general don’t do much reading

  5. hmm July 9, 2006 at 7:04 pm #

    i wish we have amazon malaysia or something. or newegg.

  6. elise July 11, 2006 at 7:40 pm #

    Hey , some Malaysians read a lot!! It’s just that there are always too many of the idiots that don’t, driving the statistics down to “The average no. of books read by M’sians per annum is 0.3 or something…”

    MPH doesn’t sell bks for RM5!! Must have gotten it at Popular, I myself got “Seabiscuit” by Laura Hildenbrand for like RM15. Much better than the movie…

  7. Covert Ops April 18, 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    Hello there, it’s me again. I must confess after reading your review on Pinter’s “Homecoming”, I had to visit your blog again. I’ve read a good number of your entries in the course of 2 lunch breaks. I keep coming back here for a chuckle. Thank you for your entertaining and often very edifying blogposts. You are a very talented photographer. I had hoped for more theatre and book reviews but I suppose I shall have to keep myself happy with the few that you have posted here.
    Cheers,
    Covert Ops.

  8. ShaolinTiger April 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Covert Ops: Yeah haven’t been reading as much lately, well not fiction anyway – mostly camera books for the last 2 years haha. Glad you enjoyed the archives 🙂