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Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator Taking a break from my usual review method because I m feeling lazy today I was really disappointed with this one and it makes me sad I thought I was going to absolutely love it But something really didn t sit with me.The story was alright, although I felt there was faaaar too little happening in the first half And then when the interesting stuff happened, we were pretty much done I really wanted to find outabout Guy s dad and his background I mean he s a deep sea diver who looks f Taking a break from my usual review method because I m feeling lazy today I was really disappointed with this one and it makes me sad I thought I was going to absolutely love it But something really didn t sit with me.The story was alright, although I felt there was faaaar too little happening in the first half And then when the interesting stuff happened, we were pretty much done I really wanted to find outabout Guy s dad and his background I mean he s a deep sea diver who looks for buried treasure How is that not brilliant But it all seemed to get lost within a tsunami of boners and high fives and raised eyebrows and that s what she saids.When I was reading the conversations and exchanges in this book, I couldn t help but be reminded of this ginnel that I had to walk through to get to the paper shop on my estate It was near the bus stop where all the students from the local high school got off and the entire stretch of it was constantly covered in graffiti The council kept painting over it but as soon as it dried it was back The jokes in this book really reminded me of that They seemed to be constant and annoying and they were really distracting from the story Yeah, they were funny the first time you read them but the novelty of reading sex and boobs written on a wall wears off and you realise you re just massively craving a sherbert fountain Also, Guy was a perfectly fine narrator I d probably be his friend but when he held his hand up for a high five after he said That s what your mum said or You weren t saying THAT last night after everything I said I d punch him in the crotchal region I really loved the idea for this because, even though I abandoned my love for science at the academic alter and ran off to have an illicit affair with film and then start a life with literature, I still hold a candle for my first love But while it was fun to see a group of sixteen year old running around solving crimes eh Theme Tune.Seeing as I m about 100% sure that it s illegal to mention crime scenes without The Who song in the background So Pinball Wizard by The Who.This song doesn t really have any relevance to this book sadly because that would have been AWESOME but the chances of me finding a book that it is relevant to are slim So until then, Guy can look after this one I m sure Maureen who I adored by the way I would be best friends with her and we could sit and roll our eyes at the silly boys and their zinging and obsession with dirty balls will appreciate my awesome taste in music this song I m sorry that this review has mainly been negative it just really wasn t my thing Maybe I just wasn t in the right frame of mind for it.BUT I have on great authority that The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin is absolutely fantastic, so I m really looking forward to reading that in the near future I received a copy of this book from the publishers.You can find this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here Guy Langman can t be bothered with much But when his friend Anoop wants Guy to join the forensics club with him in the possibly misguided hopes of impressing some girls, Guy thinks why notThey certainly aren t expecting to find a real dead body on the simulated crime scene they re assigned to collect evidence from But after some girlish, undignified screaming, the two realize it is indeed a body Which means they have stumbled across a real, dead murder victimMeanwhile, Guy has been looking into the past of his father a larger than life character who recently passed away He was much older than Guy s mom, and had a whole past Guy never even knew about Could his father s past and the dead body be linked Does Guy want to know He s going to need all his newfound forensics skills to find out From the Hardcover edition This is a very funny book, but sometimes it s serious The jokes though are so inappropriate I maybe recommend this book to people who liked what I just wrote. This was a no brainer of a story Weak overall story and a very disappointing ending. The draw of this book was the forensic club and the mock crime scene Right, duh so I was totally bummed that it was brushed over and didn t play aprominent aspect of the book Once that happened, of course it is hard to pull up out of disappointment and preconceived expectation The juvenile jokes and jabs didn t bother me, but some seemed unappropriated to the context of the story I assume this is ok as the story is about teen aged boys and they, and their older counterparts always se The draw of this book was the forensic club and the mock crime scene Right, duh so I was totally bummed that it was brushed over and didn t play aprominent aspect of the book Once that happened, of course it is hard to pull up out of disappointment and preconceived expectation The juvenile jokes and jabs didn t bother me, but some seemed unappropriated to the context of the story I assume this is ok as the story is about teen aged boys and they, and their older counterparts always seem to be in this stage Coming from a male driven profession and motherhood with male off spring, I heard the pause in conversations so that I could roll my eyes without interruption So, I can t be sure about the book, but it didn t live up to my expectations and I wasn t the intended audience However, it wasn t a waste of my time, it was short diversion from an otherwise drab existence while being sheltered in place I rate the book 3 stars keeping in mind that I thought it was one thing, when in fact it was not I still completed the read, so there is something to say there It made me laugh in a couple of places and I rolled my eyes and thought cheesy in others Happy Reading I was a bit disappointed when I read the book It s not very bad, but after I read what it was about, I had hoped to see the murder victim and the investigation sooner The murder victim doesn t appear until the second half of the book The first half is very slow and although it is not too boring to see Guy s everyday life, this could have been written a bit faster.The second half of the book, on the other hand, is very interesting to read We finally see the murder and the investigation has so I was a bit disappointed when I read the book It s not very bad, but after I read what it was about, I had hoped to see the murder victim and the investigation sooner The murder victim doesn t appear until the second half of the book The first half is very slow and although it is not too boring to see Guy s everyday life, this could have been written a bit faster.The second half of the book, on the other hand, is very interesting to read We finally see the murder and the investigation has some nice plot twists.The story is narrated in first person by Guy As the book starts with the burial of Guy s father, we don t know much about Guy previous to that and how or if his behaviour changed much after it Although he can be witty and funny, most of the time his jokes are silly Jokes about sex and the male anatomy are not funny if they are repeated all the time or they are not funny at all You only have to imagine all the things you don t like about teenage boys and put them in one person and you have Guy He s not all bad and can be good if he really needs to, but most of the time he behaves like a spoilt ten year old.This doesn t change until he finds the murdered boy As the boy looks like him and he has reasons to believe somebody is after him, Guy thinks he was murdered by mistake and that the real murder victim was meant to be himself This forces him to grow up, so that the Guy we see in the second half of the book is muchmature.If you like criminal mysteries and can make it through the first part of this book, you ll enjoy the rest Overdrive does it again This was another audio that I chose at random and ended up enjoying.I was looking for something light it came up under the funny mystery choices It s meant for the YA audience but I did it on audio it was fine for adults I chuckled out loud a few times Though i will say the YA thing is reflected in the ending as that was a little eh And it is a little slow in the mystery sense but I didn t mind as I found it entertaining regardless.It was a good story Likable Overdrive does it again This was another audio that I chose at random and ended up enjoying.I was looking for something light it came up under the funny mystery choices It s meant for the YA audience but I did it on audio it was fine for adults I chuckled out loud a few times Though i will say the YA thing is reflected in the ending as that was a little eh And it is a little slow in the mystery sense but I didn t mind as I found it entertaining regardless.It was a good story Likable characters Some humor FYI it s the POV of a teen boy so some of the narrative reflects that ie boys going thru puberty Humorous line Raquel is not paying much attention at all As usual, she is flipping through her purse, as if it s a magical container that somehow holds all the crap in the world in it s minute interior When his best friend Anoop, talked Guy Langman into joining the forensics squad at school He didn t expect to actually like it And when they found a dead body, would Guy s new skills come in handy I picked this one up because it was labeled humor, and also the mystery part I have to admit it wasn t bad.It s not my favorite, don t get me wrong It has a tendency to be a good book but also forgettable.I did like it though I like Guy s voice It s very funny, sad, but also very well opinionated When his best friend Anoop, talked Guy Langman into joining the forensics squad at school He didn t expect to actually like it And when they found a dead body, would Guy s new skills come in handy I picked this one up because it was labeled humor, and also the mystery part I have to admit it wasn t bad.It s not my favorite, don t get me wrong It has a tendency to be a good book but also forgettable.I did like it though I like Guy s voice It s very funny, sad, but also very well opinionated I liked the plot all in all I have to admit, I didn t see the culprit coming And I like the sense of Guy growing up, and seeing that he has something new to work on.An okay book in general What a fun book Although it does perhaps give a little too much information about the thought process of teenage boys for those of us who aren t and never have been one to feel totally comfortable with Especially if you work in close proximity to them every day and or happen to live with one I didn t go into it expecting a big crime mystery he is the crime scene procrastinator, after all so I wasn t at all disappointed that the actual crime was such a small part of the book Instead it wa What a fun book Although it does perhaps give a little too much information about the thought process of teenage boys for those of us who aren t and never have been one to feel totally comfortable with Especially if you work in close proximity to them every day and or happen to live with one I didn t go into it expecting a big crime mystery he is the crime scene procrastinator, after all so I wasn t at all disappointed that the actual crime was such a small part of the book Instead it was a witty, funny again, teenage boy style witty and funny, but still book about a boy who lost his father and is trying to figure out both his place in the world and how to cope with his mother s and his own grief It had me laughing out loud one minute, cringing at his truly bad and tasteless jokes the next I think every high school class out there has at least one Guy Langman in it, so anyone who s ever been to high school can identify with this book at least a little Crime drama it isn t Looking for a quirky coming of age story, though Case closed.Though, honestly, do teenage boys really toss around all those your mother jokes As the mother of a teenage boy, it sthan a little disconcerting Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator is part mystery, part coming of age, and part comedy Guy himself is a very likeable character, who is going through a rough time He s just lost his dad, he died, he has not been misplaced and he s learning to cope with that His best friend Anoop gets him to join the Forensics club at school, and that s when the fun begins There are a couple of mysteries, some definite characters, an unrequited love, and sunken treasure Overall, I enjoyed the story a Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator is part mystery, part coming of age, and part comedy Guy himself is a very likeable character, who is going through a rough time He s just lost his dad, he died, he has not been misplaced and he s learning to cope with that His best friend Anoop gets him to join the Forensics club at school, and that s when the fun begins There are a couple of mysteries, some definite characters, an unrequited love, and sunken treasure Overall, I enjoyed the story a lot The humor was right on, and I enjoyed getting to know the main characters The one problem I had with the book is that the passage of time feels a bit wonky I couldn t get a feel for how much time was passing, or what time of year it was It just kind of threw me off Other than that, I think this would be a good book to recommend to a teen who likes funny mysteries


About the Author: Josh Berk

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin will be released on February 9, 2010.Reading level Young AdultHardcover 208 pagesPublisher Knopf Books for Young Readers


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