narfna’s Book Exchange Post


So I got a package from Austria the other day, and it was pretty exciting. I’ve never gotten mail from Austria before. I don’t actually think I’ve gotten mail from any other country before? Yeah, that sounds accurate. Or maybe not. I’ll have to think about it. Anyway, it was SUPER exciting.


It came in a neat little bag with some Austrian candy and rubber ducks, which I think are an allusion to the book/author I got? Some quick googling tells me he wrote a book with rubber ducks int the title. Cinekat, you’re going to have to help me out here. If they’re just cute rubber ducks, let me know. Otherwise I will continue to read way too much into them.


I’ve never heard of Christopher Brookmyre before, but I have a couple Goodreads friends who’ve given his books five stars, and the plot sounds delightfully kooky, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Also, I really need to get better at reading literature from countries besides the U.S., Canada, and England.

Thanks, Cinekat, for the book, and thanks to Jen K for organizing!

2 thoughts on “narfna’s Book Exchange Post

    If you don’t end up loving this book and immediately looking everywhere for as many Brookmyre books as you can get your hands on, I’ll eat my proverbial hat.
    I randomly came across it in my library ages ago, and picked it up because I liked the font on the cover and the title sounded kind of ridicuolous. And a love affair was born. The Scottish dialect is tough at first, but once you get a feel for it, his writing is hilarious and original and dark and violent and fun, all rolled into one.

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