Authors Being Awesome: Hugh Laurie Edition

1 May

This one’s sort of cheating, but I think it’s still qualifies as awesome.  A better title might be “Actors Being Awesome,” because most Americans know Hugh Laurie as the sarcastic, pill popping, mystery illness diagnosing doctor on House. Aside from being British, an accomplished jazz musician and America’s favorite curmudgeon, Laurie wrote a suspense novel called The Gun Seller.

While I haven’t read it, you can check out Cannonball reviews of the book here and here.  Laurie’s also a comedian, and apparently the book is a bit crazy, a bit funny and an overall good time.

Laurie actually wrote and submitted the book under a pseudonym, because he didn’t want to be one of those “celebrity authors.”  After the book sold, his publicist convinced him to use his actual name to promote sales.  There were rumors of a second novel to be published in 2009, but that has yet to materialize.  So, there are possibly more Hugh Laurie novels on the horizon!

3 Responses to “Authors Being Awesome: Hugh Laurie Edition”

  1. literarykitty May 1, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    I wasn’t aware of this! My bf is his biggest fan so thanks for the gift idea :)

  2. mobilebaykeeper May 2, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Hey! I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for sharing your book reviews–you are an inspiration to keep reading!

    Also, I would be very interested to see how Hugh Laurie’s mind works, especially as I am so accustomed to thinking of him as Dr. House. Maybe I should add his book to my summer reading list. :)

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