I am always open to suggestions about modern writers I might enjoy, but as a general rule I rarely read modern novels. So the first chapter of ‘Snowball’ was quite a culture shock. Brookmyre certainly bears no resemblance to Wodehouse!
Snowball is the story of a serial killer who decides to host his own online reality show, in which captured B-List celebrities are ‘bumped off’ according to viewer votes.
Unexpectedly, I found myself enjoying it right to the end. Brookmyre’s style and characters were fascinating and, as I loathe celebrity culture and reality TV, I could even derive grim satisfaction from the sicko plot.
I’m not easily offended, so I would try Brookmyre again, out of curiosity as much as anything else.