- ASIN: B08HTM7WZV
- Publisher: Independently published (12 Sept. 2020)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 311 pages
- ISBN-13: 979-8685597144
- Genre: Thriller & Suspense Action Fiction
The BookViral Review:
Another highly humorous ungirded romp Anderson is once again on top form with great writing, colourful characters, and a tight story in ET TUTU, BRUTE?
With lusty lewdness, Anderson’s trade mark double entendres and grippingly orchestrated multiple plot strands it’s the kind of smart, witty, polished novel that restores one’s faith in the art of storytelling.
As with other Anderson novels like The Omnipotent, Pillow Squawk and La Di Da Di Bloody Da! we meet a gallery of great characters all penned in a laconic key with an inspired and hilarious match between narrative theme and personalities. There are gangster and creative types from the world of ballet but to call “ET TUTU, BRUTE?” camp wouldn’t do Anderson’s novel justice because he first and foremost allows us to believe in his characters.
Of course, being an Anderson novel there is always a ringmaster (gender-bending allowances aside) and this time it’s the devilish Stuart Grainger lookalike Rupert Anstruther whose underworld empire has gone from strength to strength with the recruitment of ‘butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth’ Rafe Ramone and the dashing Dickie Turpin! The former with a penchant for wearing tutus and the latter being Mount Street’s answer to Brad Pitt!
As side plots converge and weave together Anderson’s ability to swing effortlessly between the dark and quirkily comic fits right into his repertoire whilst the principal tactile pleasure of “ET TUTU, BRUTE?” is the dialogue.
Needless to say, the gags come quick, with clever jibes alternated with double-crosses and the occasional murder, and all driven by Anderson’s unique brand of melodrama as a first-class plot races towards a superb denouement.
Sometimes a novel just clicks and “ET TUTU, BRUTE?” is one of them. A Five Star read that finds Anderson at his very best it is unreservedly recommended!