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Apr 2015
Killed at the Whim of a Hat - Colin Cotterill - Quercus, 2011

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Isn't that an irritating title? Fortunately, it does not reflect the literary ability of the author, but that of its original utterer, George W. Bush. The main character, a reporter called Jimm Juree, explains that she studied Bush-isms as part of her English course, which seems like a cruel and unusual punishment but is at least an explanation of sorts. However, the word that is wrong in the title - "whim" - also indicates a problem with the book.
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