Humorist by Russell Kane

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Characters swear graphically. Violence is described in lavish detail...Strangely, though, the jokes aren't funny...
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Survivor, genius, critic.

Murderer.

Meet Benjamin Davids White, blessed since his infancy with an extraordinary gift: to understand humour at its deepest level. Yet Benjamin is cursed, too: in all his life, he has never laughed or smiled. At the height of his profession as a comedy critic, yet lacking any kind of human empathy, Benjamin discovers a formula that will allow him to construct the most powerful joke the world has ever known. A joke that has the power to kill...
 

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Russell Kane lives in Massachusetts with his wife, two kids and two dogs. This is his first book.
 
Published April 26, 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK. 321 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jessica Holland on Apr 21 2012

Characters swear graphically. Violence is described in lavish detail...Strangely, though, the jokes aren't funny...

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