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Big Bang (Odd Jobs, Inc #3)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
His brain scrambled, Jake tries to clear himself of a murder charge

Jake Pace comes to on the floor of a dungeon, where a robot jailer is killing rats. The last twenty-four hours are a blank; he doesn’t remember anything since he stepped into his skycar, chasing a tip on the Big Bang murders. For weeks the killings have stumped every officer in the government—costing six of
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ebook, 160 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published 1982)
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Michael Sobczak
An amusing read, but not very memorable. As a matter of fact, I'd read this book back in 2000 and completely forgot that I had. Goulart has a way with character names, from Skullpopper Smith to Palsy Hatchbacker. However, the lead character, Jake Pace, is pretty drab, as is his wife Hildy. (All we ever really know about her is that she's really pretty.) The character of John J. Pilgrim is pretty annoying. The stylistic tic of having characters constantly cut off each other's sentences gets tirin ...more
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This is lightweight fun. It reminds me of the wotk of Harry Harrison.
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Ron Goulart (b. 1933) is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels an ...more
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