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Dr. Yeschenkov is a mysterious plastic surgeon and You don't say no to Dr. Yes.The book is hilarious.Dr. Yes is the third of a series featuring Mystery Man, the owner of No Alibis, a mystery bookstore in Belfast Ireland. As a socially dysfunctional, cowardly hypochondriac, Bateman’s creation is the very antithesis of most modern crime protagonists.Read it and laugh !
If you love the tv series Black Books you have to immediately (after checking your meds and stopping at Starbucks) purchase all 3 of the mystery man titles and then retreat to your bedroom to devour them in rapid succession. Tell you loved ones you are temporarily indisposed!This series is fun, clever and has left me babbling to strangers. Could I take the place of Stanley Green in Oxford Circus in my over the top enthusiasm?I urge you to start with Mystery Man and see if you can stop after just...
The third in the Mystery Man series and the last one so far. Colin Bateman is very funny (and so's your face...) and he writes easily read books which maybe will only take you a day or so to read, but nevertheless his books are a must for me. Just plain very enjoyable! I chuckle out loud at Mr Bateman's writing and that puts him up there with Christopher Moore and Carl Hiaassen in my estimation - give him a whirl, plenty of second hand copies on Amazon.
A tiring read with a weak, self-absorbed protagonist. The interesting parts were the comments the author places in the protagonist's mouth--but which are obviously his own opinions--about the wider world of crime fiction. The rest is a dull Agatha Christie-type mystery.
Laugh out loud funny, as usual.The "hero" made me hate him, yet again, in the very last paragraph - it won't stop me reading the next one though :)
I liked this one. So far it was the least confused of the Mystery Man books, with the most satisfying conclusion to a case. As funny as always.I really do like the MM series, it's funny and suspenseful and quite dark as well. This particular installment doesn't suffer as much from a drawn out ending, like the last two. Yes, the revelation of who was behind it all does take a while, but it's within the realm of still being entertaining, rather than a chore to read.There were only two things that
This was the first book in Bateman's Mystery Man series that I have read, and I found it immensely enjoyable. Bateman's wit and humour are top notch in this book, and the story is solid. The main character - does the guy have a name? - is interesting, with all his "issues" and idiosyncracies, he is perfectly suited as an offbeat comic lead. I found the supporting characters to be just as entertaining and interesting in their own way.Bateman continues to be one of the funniest, and fun, storytell...
The goofy doofus hypochondriac, man with no name returns in this third book in the series about his running of the No Alibis book shop, that is his mainstay until his next off beat criminal case comes along! This time it is a man who is concerned that his wife has disappeared post plastic surgery appointment with the well known ‘Dr Yes’. Shop assistant Jeff and mother of Mystery Man’s baby, Alison feature in this typical manic and often funny Belfast set murder mystery with a lot of difference.
The Bookseller With No Name (and still No Customers) has fuelled up the Mystery Machine and is once again ready to ride forth into the dark underbelly of Belfast and lay waste to any dangerous criminals who might be unfortunate enough to cross his path. As long as they’re not too dangerous, of course. Or too fast; he does have a collapsed lung after all. And on that subject, it would be helpful if they were clean and well-groomed villains with a good sense of social decorum.For those new to the
Having spent two days avoiding picking this up I finally finished it. A certain charm but I don't share his humour, so final book for me.
'You don't say no to Dr. Yes', the charismatic plastic surgeon on the fast track to fame and fortune. But when the wife of obscure and paranoid crime writer Augustine Morrow disappears shortly after entering his exclusive clinic, the small bookseller with no name is persuaded to investigate.Very funny in bits like all his "illnesses" and the banter between him and Alison and Jeff is really funny although they need to to kick him up the a*** and tell him there is nothing wrong with him although t...
The adventures of the Mystery Man continue in this potty Belfast murder caper. The premise is that the owner of a bookshop specialising in crime fiction solves crime but all his knowledge comes from books. I got into the series because I have a degree from Queen's, Belfast and Botanic Avenue is close to the university so I remember it well. I don't think the No Alibis bookshop was there then but the books do make me feel nostalgic.
I absolutely love the Mystery Man novels. Whilst the plots are always good the little one liners including the sub plots often make me laugh out loud.In this case his health is still failing, mother is still a nightmare and he's still accused of fathering his girlfriend's baby. All going on whilst there's a murder to solve. As always very funny and brilliantly written. Roll on the next on.
Maybe I listened to this book to soon after Day of the Jack Russell, but I find the style of humour was starting to bore me a little. This wasn't as strong a story as the last book and to be honest I think maybe the book seller with no name should stick to just selling books from now on.
best yet.many laugh out loud moments
Listened through audio .. really funny .. dark deep and just so amusing
Easy, funny, peculiar. Most of all, funny.
Yes, Mystery Man is back! It has been another six weeks since The Case of the Cock Headed Man has been solved and life has retreated back to a dull tone for Mystery Man. Except for the fact that his on/off girlfriend is allegly three months pregnant with his child (as if she has any proof that he is!). One day, Mystery Man spots paranoid crime writer Augustine Wogan walking past No Alibis, this becomes the catalyst of his most dangerous case yet, The Case of the Pearl Necklace. Wogan's wife disa...
Okay, this is the second time I have to write a review of this book because my shitty internet connection starts acting up while I was just saving my review. So with a much heaved sigh, I'll just write a summary about my supposed review.Our protagonist, the Mystery Man still hasn't revealed his name albeit he is now officially a father (though he still doubts it's his).He is still very much the anti-hero, the breaker of the gentlemen's code and everything honourable.We share the same allergies o...
I've been reading Colin Bateman ever since the wonderful 'Divorcing Jack' but fell out of love with his style and gradually stopped looking for his books. I picked up Dr. Yes in an airport not knowing it's the 3rd in a series which started with 'Mystery Man'. Even though the characters were not familiar to me I found the book to be a very funny , enjoyable read. I don't think Bateman has changed style at all, maybe for me it is just a case of absence making the heart grow fonder. He is still a l...
There were moments in the book that reminded me why I like Bateman books so much. Clever whit with punchy dialog and obscure stories that twist and turn and never end the place you think they will. Then there is the other side, when I really don't care about the main character's "weak wrists" or "Moss allergies" as an excuse not to do the hard yards. Don't get me wrong all those comments normally make me smile. It just felt like there were more of them in this Bateman effort, it didn't add to th...
Worth reading for the last line alone.The owner of Belfast's No Alibis crime fiction bookshop is at it again, along with his sidekick/mother-to-be of his child Alison, and even longer suffering sidekick Jeff. This time the wife of a cult writer seems to have died during a radical surgical makeover at a plush clinic and the grieving widower suspects a cover up. Others believe she has simply ditched the loser for a new life.Our 'hero' is as exasperatingly self-absorbed as ever and his hypochrondri...
Funny, witty & clever. An interesting take on crime fiction and Belfast. Sure to read more of Bateman's work
Another brilliantly funny outing for the Shopkeeper with No Name and his minions. So very like 'Black Books' with dollops of murder and mayhem. I still think that a lot of the crime fiction references go over my head but I have enough familiarity with the genre to get some of them at least.It's great fun if you enjoy this kind of thing though do begin with Book 1 - Mystery Man because these don't really work as stand-alones.
Also my first by Bateman ; Have to say I likem the style of humour/quirky hero ;Definately will read some more tales featuring the 'No Alibis' bookseller.An easy read, OK storyline - and some great dialogue.
Genre: mystery, humorRating: 4I listened to this book.I love Colin Bateman's sense of humor. His protagonist is such a jerk you've gotta love him ;-)Stephen Armstrong does a fantastic job narrating :-)
Another part in the continuing story of Mystery Man. One of the most self centred, selfish, money grabbing hypercondriacs there is but still a brilliant character. Dialogue and insights are top notch and funny as well. Enjoyed the book immensely.
Laughed out loud in certain places. Like, properly chortled. Batemen's dialogue is humerous and biting. This is probably the best Mysetery Man novel I've read so far, concering the case of the Pearl Necklace. Great stuff
At first did not think would enjoy this type of book Crime humour. But it d9id grow on you . I will try another book in the near future. so I will let you know what I think.
Mostly silly humour. Not bad for a few snickers. Not something I usually read but it provided a good break.