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Uffed to a bed and cut up in a misunderstanding with an SM hooker can things get any wors Yet another Colin Bateman novel took me a bit longer to get into than the Dan Starkey or Mystery Man books by Colin But a page turner once I got into it Sadly it means that I only have 2 Bateman novels left to read It was rather funny that the book revolves around a US president who is black and Obama is currently in office Made it fun to read

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It's bad enough having a name like Nathan Jones unless you're a Supremes fan which Nathan This may be Colin Bateman's best so far Nathan Young and illegal from Ireland is not a sterling character He drifts here and there wondering what life is doing to him He lands a job as a security guard at the Empire State Building and the President of the United States is coming to visit In true Bateman fashion a presidential assassin gets usurped by Nathan through a comedy of errors Bateman's books just don't stand up to synopsis You just have to go there yourself and you should really He's a twisted tale teller for sure

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Isn't but when his girlfriend leaves him for a drag artist and he gets mugged then handc Suspend credulity and laugh out loud

  • Paperback
  • 512
  • Empire State
  • Colin Bateman
  • English
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780006498025

About the Author: Colin Bateman

Colin Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full time writer His first novel Divorcing Jack won the Betty Trask Prize and all his novels have been critically acclaimed He wrote the screenplays for the feature films of Divorcing Jack Crossmaheart and Wild About Harry He lives in Northern Ireland with his family.



10 thoughts on “Empire State

  1. says:

    This may be Colin Bateman's best so far Nathan Young and illegal from Ireland is not a sterling character He drifts here and there wondering what life is doing to him He lands a job as a security guard at the Empire State Building and the President of the United States is coming to visit In true Bateman fashion a presidential assassin gets usurped by Nathan through a comedy of errors Bateman's books just don't stand up to synopsis You just have to go there yourself and you should really He's a twisted tale teller for sure

  2. says:

    Colin Bateman has been writing for a good length of time now and his style has matured over the years He has always balanced darkness with light often by having gruesome murders but very funny main characters His earliest works were perhaps his darkest but the setting of Northern Ireland seemed to give the books a reprieve Surely bad things happened during the troubles? How would Bateman’s dark comedic crime thrillers work if the setting was moved? Not uite as well as it turns outNathan Jones is an illegal immigrant He and his eually illegal girlfriend have made their way to New York from Northern Ireland and have to work some of the less favoured jobs to get by Lisa has found herself dancing for money but Nathan has managed to luck a job as a security guard in the Empire State Building This normally entails babysitting tourists but when the President announces a visit the security team are put on high alert After all a known psychopath is out to get the President and the Empire State Building may just be the perfect place for an assassinationThe characters in Bateman’s novels are often flawed and not always that nice but have some sort of redeeming feature – snide comments being the most common The characters in ‘Empire State’ do not The focus of the book is Nathan and he is the least likable character that Bateman has ever chosen to be the protagonist We are used to lazy drunks but women beaters? It is hard to side with Nathan The likes of Lucy are a little better but her story is not painted in glory eitherThe entire experience of ‘Empire’ is a little grim The killer on the loose seems to butcher people for little reason but at least this gives the book some menace However there are also other dark parts that have seemingly no other purpose than to depress the reader To be fair this is in keeping with Bateman’s other early works but the likes of ‘Cycle of Violence’ had Northern Ireland as a setting and it seemed to make sense In America the book is cartoonish even out doing the likes of Carl HiaasenThroughout the story there are glimpses of the author’s better work Some of the jokes are dark but very funny The tension that builds is also good as the killer is someone to be very scared of A shame then that the ending becomes a little lampoonish I see ‘Empire’ as a book from a newer writer finding their feet There are several exceptional books in the Colin Bateman cannon but this is not one of them A decent enough outing but only for readers with a strong stomach

  3. says:

    Bateman always delivers With this one just a little less than usually not because of the story or writing but because some of the characters were just too horrible and the way their chapters were written were just a bit too much More than was needed to understand so it felt a little over indulgent Still a great story fantastic time as always with Bateman never get less than that

  4. says:

    I like this book It's funny and witty Peole with great sense of humour would definitely love this book 😊There's so many characters in this book and I am amaze at how the writter link the characters together into a one story line

  5. says:

    Suspend credulity and laugh out loud

  6. says:

    Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book as much as I was expecting I tend to prefer Bateman's Dan Starkey novels but Empire State is not as funny as Maid of the Mist or his other American set novelsMidway through Empire State I found myself disliking most of the lead characters which made the book a harder read I especially found reading the George sections to be horrific However the most important issue was that I wasn't laughing anywhere near as much as I expected

  7. says:

    Yet another Colin Bateman novel took me a bit longer to get into than the Dan Starkey or Mystery Man books by Colin But a page turner once I got into it Sadly it means that I only have 2 Bateman novels left to read It was rather funny that the book revolves around a US president who is black and Obama is currently in office Made it fun to read

  8. says:

    Bateman was ahead of his time with this satirical crime novel abiut the attempt to assainate the black president of the USA As always with Bateman there's a lot of satire and punk rock throughout the book I loved it

  9. says:

    I say read Divorcing Jack then read this thenjust move on to another author No offense to this one

  10. says:

    This crime caper was one I picked up in London It was terrible I can't believe I bothered to finish it

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