Thumbs up for Victim Prime by Robert Sheckley. Science fiction.
It seems wrong that the first word that comes to mind to describe this book is “charming,” considering that it is about a murder game in which people sign up to try to assassinate each other. Think: voluntary Hunger Games, presented as weirdly light-hearted satire. You will need a strong stomach to make it through the later chapters (the Suicide Clowns made even me a bit nauseous) but otherwise, I highly recommend it as a quick amusing read for those whose sense of humor is suitably black.
‘I am a dangerous fellow,’ the man said. ‘But only in the cut and thrust of repartee.’
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