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They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer Simon is Molly's oldest bitchiest best friend Since they high kicked out of university keen to taste life Molly has become a jobbing musical theatre actress while Simon is on the cusp of fame as his caustic bitter alter ego Genita L'Warts a drag ueen with a talent for abusing audiencesThey'd always vowed no man would ever come betwee A 3 because it’s a fun absorbing and rollicking read while at the same time being predictable throughoutFor me the clever parts are where Clary moves from satire and outright camp tomfoolery into something much sinister and dark The clues are there from the start and sometimes their obvious while others only become evident on reflectionPerfect reading choice for a long weekend with a nasty infection Sounds like the name of his next book The Ronin is Molly's oldest bitchiest best friend Since they high kicked out of university keen to taste life Molly has become a jobbing musical theatre actress while Simon Rockonomics is on the cusp of fame as his caustic bitter alter ego Genita L'Warts a drag ueen with a talent for abusing audiencesThey'd always vowed no man would ever come betwee A 3 because Pathfinder Chronicles it’s a fun absorbing and rollicking read while at the same time being predictable throughoutFor me the clever parts are where Clary moves from satire and outright camp tomfoolery Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, into something much sinister and dark The clues are there from the start and sometimes their obvious while others only become evident on reflectionPerfect reading choice for a long weekend with a nasty Oil Painting infection Sounds like the name of his next book

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Devil in Disguise

N them but Simon can't resist his fatal attraction to straight men When his endless pursuit of Mr Right Now leads to a devastating betrayal Molly is left broken hearted and their friendship seems fractured beyond repairBut sometimes it's hard to tell the differenceDistraught Molly flees for comfort to her one time landlady Lilia an eccentric ex cabaret singer with an extraordinary past But I wish this review system allowed half stars as I would then give this book 45 I cannot give it five simply because although it is witty the characters are excellent the story is exciting if a little far fetched there are many huge laugh out loud moments it is camp but has mass appeal it is Clary through and through it cannot be a five just because it is missing that for want of a better word X factorI love the story and the whole premise as well as the glimpse into the showbiz or not so showbiz lifestyle I love the characters and their foibles as well as the hilarious things they think and say I love how the story is a very slow burn and then builds to a sudden climax I love how I couldn't predict the end until only a few pages awaySod it having written all that I'm going to change it to a five even though it is missing the classic x factor

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Is Lilia's bungalow Kit Kat Cottage uite the safe refuge it seems?Lilia has plans for her protégée She will break Molly down remake her and together they will achieve the kind of success that Simon can only dream of But exactly how far would Lilia go to realise her ambitions?With his trademark comedy noir Julian Clary's second novel is a hilarious riot of camp cabaret and murderous mayh Gothic grotesue and extremely funny but it’s the excellent characterisation lifts this novel above the average Lila in particular is a comic horror bag of constant delight Molly too was tangible and believable Simon is clearly the author and there’s than a touch of Lily Savage about Genita But it’s not a laugh a minute there is some deeply dark stuff here and the tragic moments are as well drawn as the laughs touchingly human and real


10 thoughts on “Devil in Disguise

  1. says:

    35 More camp showbizzy trashy fun with a dark edge and a bit of tongue in its cheek ie enough similarities to Murder Most Fab that it should satisfy most readers who liked Clary's first novel The main characters are also a gay man and his fag hag best friend However it does have a stronger chicklit element than his earlier book and I felt it was told in a unsettling way both meaning that I personally didn't enjoy it uite as much as the main story got going; it wasn't such optimal comfort reading for me though I still raced through it and it would surely be fine for manyThese two novels of Julian Clary's are the sort of genre mashup that publishers might say didn't fit their popular fiction marketing categories if they were by an unknown author without a ready made fan base they're the sort of thing that doesn't get published too often and I find them uite refreshing in the way they mess around with certain formulae whilst sticking to others I particularly like the way they leave in the explicit and dark details of gay male life grubby casual sex substance abuse bitter loneliness whilst maintaining the flippant tone although as a lot of Devil in Disguise concentrates on Molly's story there's less of this stuff than in Murder Most Fab It's a shame there aren't novels like these as they would be a go to subgenre of pop fiction for me


  2. says:

    A 3 because it’s a fun absorbing and rollicking read while at the same time being predictable throughoutFor me the clever parts are where Clary moves from satire and outright camp tomfoolery into something much sinister and dark The clues are there from the start and sometimes their obvious while others only become evident on reflectionPerfect reading choice for a long weekend with a nasty infection Sounds like the name of his next book


  3. says:

    I enjoyed this book but I did feel it dragged somewhat in the middle and I wished for the twist ending to be longer It's a big read and then the ending just comes and goes so fast you almost miss it The story is rather twisted in places but I love the characterisations and the not knowing where the story is going to take the reader It is well worth picking up a copy especially if you've read and liked Julian's other books


  4. says:

    Love it A great author with a really interesting topic making it a great read


  5. says:

    Drawn a lot from Julian's own life in the entertainment industry I'm sure it was a fairly easy novel for him to write Having said that and it sounding like a criticism it was a thoroughly enjoyable readThere is a sensitivity that comes across in his writing that I always find amazing given his public persona I found the character of Lilia Delvard a fabulously drawn one Never so much have you wanted to see the demise of an old biddy who pawns herself off as a defenceless harmless old lady I found myself cheering inside at her downfall albeit it coming at the price of the demise of the lovely but fax pas ridden Simon To bring Genita back to life for this final deed was both vengeful yet heart breaking I really enjoyed reading every page Even Luton got a mention


  6. says:

    I wish this review system allowed half stars as I would then give this book 45 I cannot give it five simply because although it is witty the characters are excellent the story is exciting if a little far fetched there are many huge laugh out loud moments it is camp but has mass appeal it is Clary through and through it cannot be a five just because it is missing that for want of a better word X factorI love the story and the whole premise as well as the glimpse into the showbiz or not so showbiz lifestyle I love the characters and their foibles as well as the hilarious things they think and say I love how the story is a very slow burn and then builds to a sudden climax I love how I couldn't predict the end until only a few pages awaySod it having written all that I'm going to change it to a five even though it is missing the classic x factor


  7. says:

    Gothic grotesue and extremely funny but it’s the excellent characterisation lifts this novel above the average Lila in particular is a comic horror bag of constant delight Molly too was tangible and believable Simon is clearly the author and there’s than a touch of Lily Savage about Genita But it’s not a laugh a minute there is some deeply dark stuff here and the tragic moments are as well drawn as the laughs touchingly human and real


  8. says:

    OH MY GOD this is like the BEST BOOK I have EVER READ You emotions go from happy to concerned to worried to angry and furious to screaming at the main charaacter for being so bloody downright stupid and so on it's an amazing book and I love it soooooo much It's fair to say this is definitely the best book I have ever read and far outweighs Julian's previous fantastic book 'Murder Most Fab' You HAVE to read this book


  9. says:

    I enjoyed this than I thought I would A darkly funny camp and naughty read which is just as you would expect from Julian Clary However it was also well written with some cleverly thought out characters unexpected depth in places and had some mystery as well Really made me think about the cult of celebrity too I had trouble putting it down and even laughed out loud


  10. says:

    I am a fan of Clary's comedy and had high hopes for this book I was disappointed It was bland uninspiring predictable and not particularly funny An easy read for some brain candy not particularly well written but I did at least finish it Well it only took a couple of evenings A bit of a distraction I suppose


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