The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning
With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling... show more
With some 66 hits under his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, has a flawless record as hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York. That is, until he kills the wrong guy and is forced to flee the States, leaving behind the life he knows and loves. Suddenly, he finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the identity of an American televangelist named Father Friendly. With no means of escape from this island devoid of gun shops and contract killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future.
Publish date: 2012-01-24
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
bookshelves: spring-2013, fraudio, amusing, iceland, washyourmouthout-language, under-1000-ratings, tongue-firmly-in-cheek, sleazy, recreational-homicide, published-2008, mystery-thriller, gangsters, cover-love, noir, croatia, doo-lally Read from April 17 to 18, 2013 Narrated by Luke DanielsNew-...
My first impression of Hitman's Guide was that Helgason has an indelible grasp of crude language. Nothing changed my mind.However, I stuck with it for about a third of the book, pleased to find that the author has a sense of humor, one of the only saving graces of his writing. Another--the major one...
Narrated by Luke DanielsNew-to-me author and the storyline is a bit like LilyhammerPure entertainment that really did have me exploding with laughter. Right book at the right time.Karen brought my attention to this interview with Helgason: http://youtu.be/Pw1cOfz9bRQFast forward to 3:31 where the qu...
That's 3 stars for the story/writing and 1 star simply for making me laugh. Toxic, Croatian by birth and a killer by profession, is forced to leave the USA when a hit goes wrong. He inadvertently ends up in Iceland and the book follows his new life keeping the LPP (lowest possible profile) and his...
Why did I read it? "The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning" appeared on a list of items available for review and the synopsis provided sounded interesting, made more interesting by the fact it was the author's first book in English, his own translation no less. I was foolish, however, and chose anot...