Summary

Back when they were students, Simon and his friend, Ray, had dreams to become rock stars. Fifteen years later their mid-30s are bearing down fast, and they're having to accept a less glamorous life.
Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody finds their own way of coping.
But for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.
©2001 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic reviews

"Sharply satirical and poignantly funny, this is a gripping and highly entertaining read." ( Time Out)
"A bit like a literary computer game, this novel has plenty of verve and dash." ( Irish Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By L. Lomax on 01-05-16

REALLY ENJOYED THIS

Would you listen to A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away again? Why?

Possibly - though I rarely do re-read or re-listen to books.

What other book might you compare A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away to, and why?

None really.

What about Steve Worsley’s performance did you like?

Excellent.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. Not that sort of book. Quite fast paced.

Any additional comments?

Loved it. Listening to another of his. Really good storyline, plenty of action, a bit off the wall, witty - and the reader was excellent. Carried the tone and pace of the book superbly. This was the listening equivalent of the book you can't put down. I do hope he's still writing!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Skegg on 27-02-16

My favourite Brookmyre, perfectly read

I usually avoid buying audio books I have read before and loved as the voice In my head always sounds so different but I thought this was marvelously delivered, I loved it and I am pleased I broke my rule for it.

Essentially this is a comic thriller involving a depressed English teacher, a policewoman and two year 7 scallies taking on a team of international terrorists. laugh out loud, edge of the seat stuff.

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