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Guy Langman Crime Scene Procrastinator

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They're assigned to collect evidence from But after some girlish undignified screaming the two realize it is indeed a body Which means they have stumbled across a real dead murder victimMeanwhile Guy has been looking into the past of his father a larger than life charact The draw of this book was the forensic club and the mock crime scene Right duh so I was totally bummed that it was brushed over and didn’t play a prominent aspect of the book Once that happened of course it is hard to pull up out of disappointment and preconceived expectation The juvenile jokes and jabs didn’t bother me but some seemed unappropriated to the context of the story I assume this is ok as the story is about teen aged boys and they and their older counterparts always seem to be in this stage Coming from a male driven profession and motherhood with male off spring I heard the pause in conversations so that I could roll my eyes without interruption So I can’t be sure about the book but it didn’t live up to my expectations and I wasn’t the intended audience However it wasn’t a waste of my time it was short diversion from an otherwise drab existence while being sheltered in place I rate the book 3 stars keeping in mind that I thought it was one thing when in fact it was not I still completed the read so there is something to say there It made me laugh in a couple of places and I rolled my eyes and thought “cheesy” in others Happy Reading

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Guy Langman can't be bothered with much But when his friend Anoop wants Guy to join the forensics club with him in the possibly misguided hopes of impressing some girls Guy thinks why notThey certainly aren't expecting to find a real dead body on the simulated crime scene Taking a break from my usual review method because I'm feeling lazy today I was really disappointed with this one and it makes me sad I thought I was going to absolutely love it But something really didn’t sit with meThe story was alright although I felt there was faaaar too little happening in the first half And then when the interesting stuff happened we were pretty much done I really wanted to find out about Guy’s dad and his background I mean he’s a deep sea diver who looks for buried treasure How is that not brilliant But it all seemed to get lost within a tsunami of boners and high fives and raised eyebrows and ‘that’s what she saids’When I was reading the conversations and exchanges in this book I couldn’t help but be reminded of this ginnel that I had to walk through to get to the paper shop on my estate It was near the bus stop where all the students from the local high school got off and the entire stretch of it was constantly covered in graffiti The council kept painting over it but as soon as it dried it was back The jokes in this book really reminded me of that They seemed to be constant and annoying and they were really distracting from the story Yeah they were funny the first time you read them but the novelty of reading ‘sex’ and ‘boobs’ written on a wall wears off and you realise you’re just massively craving a sherbert fountain Also Guy was a perfectly fine narrator I’d probably be his friend but when he held his hand up for a high five after he said ‘That’s what your mum said’ or ‘You weren’t saying THAT last night’ after everything I said I’d punch him in the crotchal region I really loved the idea for this because even though I abandoned my love for science at the academic alter and ran off to have an illicit affair with film and then start a life with literature I still hold a candle for my first love But while it was fun to see a group of sixteen year old running around solving crimes eh Theme TuneSeeing as I’m about 100% sure that it’s illegal to mention crime scenes without The Who song in the background So Pinball Wizard by The WhoThis song doesn’t really have any relevance to this book sadly because that would have been AWESOME but the chances of me finding a book that it is relevant to are slim So until then Guy can look after this one I’m sure Maureen who I adored by the way I would be best friends with her and we could sit and roll our eyes at the silly boys and their ‘zinging’ and obsession with dirty balls will appreciate my awesome taste in music this song I’m sorry that this review has mainly been negative it just really wasn’t my thing Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for itBUT I have on great authority that The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin is absolutely fantastic so I’m really looking forward to reading that in the near future I received a copy of this book from the publishersYou can find this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here

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Er who recently passed away He was much older than Guy's mom and had a whole past Guy never even knew about Could his father's past and the dead body be linked Does Guy want to know He's going to need all his newfound forensics skills to find out From the Hardcover editio When his best friend Anoop talked Guy Langman into joining the forensics suad at school He didn't expect to actually like it And when they found a dead body would Guy's new skills come in handyI picked this one up because it was labeled humor and also the mystery part I have to admit it wasn't badIt's not my favorite don't get me wrong It has a tendency to be a good book but also forgettableI did like it though I like Guy's voice It's very funny sad but also very well opinionated I liked the plot all in all I have to admit I didn't see the culprit coming And I like the sense of Guy growing up and seeing that he has something new to work onAn okay book in general


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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin will be released on February 9 2010Reading level Young AdultHardcover 208 pagesPublisher Knopf Books for Young Readers



10 thoughts on “Guy Langman Crime Scene Procrastinator

  1. says:

    Well I made it to about 50% I am so bummed about this one After reading The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin I was so excited to get my hands on this early But unfortunately this does not live up to his first book Where Will Halpin has depth subtlety and good hud self deprecation and yes a few juvenile jokes Guy Langman has none of the aboveexcept for the juvenile jokes He has those in groan inducing schlocky abundance The whole time I was reading this I felt like I needed a guy behind me with a drum kit doing that whole da dun cha sound effect Well at least one thing can be said this definitely isn’t just a rehash of the same character Guy feels like a completely different and new person Unfortunately I just couldn’t tolerate him It’s not that I don’t like him; he just reminds me intensely of why I’m glad that I’ll never have sons He makes me think of all those times that my girls and I have gone to public play areas on the days when there are large crowds of boys there They run around screaming pretending to shoot each other with finger guns And my girls are just standing there looking confused and a bit condescending like “Really? This is what they do for fun? Okay” It’s not like I don’t enjoy the juvenile humor either I can honestly say that The Naked Gun 2 ½ is one of my favorite movies of all time Seriously But in this book he has to explain every single joke to the point where it’s so transparent that it’s no longer just juvenile; it’s infantileAnd I was so pumped for the forensic science angle but this book isn’t really about forensic science; it’s about crime solving hunches wild leaps illogical gut feelings Things which have no place in science Things which are sometimes incorrectly associated with forensic science and thus give forensic science the “not a real science” reputation So yeah I wouldn’t recommend this However his first book is great Please pick that one up insteadPerfect Musical PairingWeezer – Beverly HillsI used to love Weezer Their first two albums are still good But then they came out with thisthis crap Repetitive boringHef in the video Ugh


  2. says:

    Taking a break from my usual review method because I'm feeling lazy today I was really disappointed with this one and it makes me sad I thought I was going to absolutely love it But something really didn’t sit with meThe story was alright although I felt there was faaaar too little happening in the first half And then when the interesting stuff happened we were pretty much done I really wanted to find out about Guy’s dad and his background I mean he’s a deep sea diver who looks for buried treasure How is that not brilliant? But it all seemed to get lost within a tsunami of boners and high fives and raised eyebrows and ‘that’s what she saids’When I was reading the conversations and exchanges in this book I couldn’t help but be reminded of this ginnel that I had to walk through to get to the paper shop on my estate It was near the bus stop where all the students from the local high school got off and the entire stretch of it was constantly covered in graffiti The council kept painting over it but as soon as it dried it was back The jokes in this book really reminded me of that They seemed to be constant and annoying and they were really distracting from the story Yeah they were funny the first time you read them but the novelty of reading ‘sex’ and ‘boobs’ written on a wall wears off and you realise you’re just massively craving a sherbert fountain Also Guy was a perfectly fine narrator I’d probably be his friend but when he held his hand up for a high five after he said ‘That’s what your mum said’ or ‘You weren’t saying THAT last night’ after everything I said I’d punch him in the crotchal region I really loved the idea for this because even though I abandoned my love for science at the academic alter and ran off to have an illicit affair with film and then start a life with literature I still hold a candle for my first love But while it was fun to see a group of sixteen year old running around solving crimes eh Theme TuneSeeing as I’m about 100% sure that it’s illegal to mention crime scenes without The Who song in the background So Pinball Wizard by The WhoThis song doesn’t really have any relevance to this book sadly because that would have been AWESOME but the chances of me finding a book that it is relevant to are slim So until then Guy can look after this one I’m sure Maureen who I adored by the way I would be best friends with her and we could sit and roll our eyes at the silly boys and their ‘zinging’ and obsession with dirty balls will appreciate my awesome taste in music this song I’m sorry that this review has mainly been negative it just really wasn’t my thing Maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for itBUT I have on great authority that The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin is absolutely fantastic so I’m really looking forward to reading that in the near future I received a copy of this book from the publishersYou can find this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here


  3. says:

    This is a very funny book but sometimes it's serious The jokes though are so inappropriate I maybe recommend this book to people who liked what I just wrote


  4. says:

    This was a no brainer of a story Weak overall story and a very disappointing ending


  5. says:

    The draw of this book was the forensic club and the mock crime scene Right duh so I was totally bummed that it was brushed over and didn’t play a prominent aspect of the book Once that happened of course it is hard to pull up out of disappointment and preconceived expectation The juvenile jokes and jabs didn’t bother me but some seemed unappropriated to the context of the story I assume this is ok as the story is about teen aged boys and they and their older counterparts always seem to be in this stage Coming from a male driven profession and motherhood with male off spring I heard the pause in conversations so that I could roll my eyes without interruption So I can’t be sure about the book but it didn’t live up to my expectations and I wasn’t the intended audience However it wasn’t a waste of my time it was short diversion from an otherwise drab existence while being sheltered in place I rate the book 3 stars keeping in mind that I thought it was one thing when in fact it was not I still completed the read so there is something to say there It made me laugh in a couple of places and I rolled my eyes and thought “cheesy” in others Happy Reading


  6. says:

    I was a bit disappointed when I read the book It’s not very bad but after I read what it was about I had hoped to see the murder victim and the investigation sooner The murder victim doesn’t appear until the second half of the book The first half is very slow and although it is not too boring to see Guy’s everyday life this could have been written a bit fasterThe second half of the book on the other hand is very interesting to read We finally see the murder and the investigation has some nice plot twistsThe story is narrated in first person by Guy As the book starts with the burial of Guy’s father we don’t know much about Guy previous to that and how or if his behaviour changed much after it Although he can be witty and funny most of the time his jokes are silly Jokes about sex and the male anatomy are not funny if they are repeated all the time or they are not funny at all You only have to imagine all the things you don’t like about teenage boys and put them in one person and you have Guy He’s not all bad and can be good if he really needs to but most of the time he behaves like a spoilt ten year oldThis doesn’t change until he finds the murdered boy As the boy looks like him and he has reasons to believe somebody is after him Guy thinks he was murdered by mistake and that the real murder victim was meant to be himself This forces him to grow up so that the Guy we see in the second half of the book is much matureIf you like criminal mysteries and can make it through the first part of this book you’ll enjoy the rest


  7. says:

    Overdrive does it again This was another audio that I chose at random and ended up enjoyingI was looking for something light it came up under the funnymystery choices It’s meant for the YA audience but I did it on audio it was fine for adults I chuckled out loud a few times Though i will say the YA thing is reflected in the ending as that was a little eh And it is a little slow in the mystery sense but I didn’t mind as I found it entertaining regardlessIt was a good story Likable characters Some humor FYI it’s the POV of a teen boy so some of the narrative reflects that ie boys going thru puberty Humorous line“Rauel is not paying much attention at all As usual she is flipping through her purse as if it’s a magical container that somehow holds all the crap in the world in it’s minute interior”


  8. says:

    When his best friend Anoop talked Guy Langman into joining the forensics suad at school He didn't expect to actually like it And when they found a dead body would Guy's new skills come in handy?I picked this one up because it was labeled humor and also the mystery part I have to admit it wasn't badIt's not my favorite don't get me wrong It has a tendency to be a good book but also forgettableI did like it though I like Guy's voice It's very funny sad but also very well opinionated I liked the plot all in all I have to admit I didn't see the culprit coming And I like the sense of Guy growing up and seeing that he has something new to work onAn okay book in general


  9. says:

    What a fun book Although it does perhaps give a little too much information about the thought process of teenage boys for those of us who aren't and never have been one to feel totally comfortable with Especially if you work in close proximity to them every day andor happen to live with one I didn't go into it expecting a big crime mystery he is the crime scene procrastinator after all so I wasn't at all disappointed that the actual crime was such a small part of the book Instead it was a witty funny again teenage boy style witty and funny but still book about a boy who lost his father and is trying to figure out both his place in the world and how to cope with his mother's and his own grief It had me laughing out loud one minute cringing at his truly bad and tasteless jokes the next I think every high school class out there has at least one Guy Langman in it so anyone who's ever been to high school can identify with this book at least a little Crime drama it isn't Looking for a uirky coming of age story though? Case closedThough honestly do teenage boys really toss around all those your mother jokes? As the mother of a teenage boy it's than a little disconcerting


  10. says:

    Guy Langman Crime Scene Procrastinator is part mystery part coming of age and part comedy Guy himself is a very likeable character who is going through a rough time He’s just lost his dad he died he has not been misplaced and he’s learning to cope with that His best friend Anoop gets him to join the Forensics club at school and that’s when the fun begins There are a couple of mysteries some definite characters an unreuited love and sunken treasure Overall I enjoyed the story a lot The humor was right on and I enjoyed getting to know the main characters The one problem I had with the book is that the passage of time feels a bit wonky I couldn’t get a feel for how much time was passing or what time of year it was It just kind of threw me off Other than that I think this would be a good book to recommend to a teen who likes funny mysteries


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