Amberville (Mollisan Town Quartet)
What does it mean to be bad?
Eric Bear has it all: a successful career, a beautiful wife, a blissful home. He knows he's been lucky; a while back, his life revolved around drugs, gambling, a gang of stuffed-animal thugs, and notorious crime boss Nicholas Dove.
But the past isn't as far away as Eric had hoped. Rumors are swirling that Dove is on the Death List and that h...more
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A Raymond Chandler-style pot boiler with stuffed animal characters? Well. it's different.
Don't waste your money. In fact, if it's free, don't waste your time.
It has a great concept, a really neat conceit, to use the phrase I like to use. A sordid city full of stuffies come to life, a noir vision of love and betrayal where Eric, a tough-talking teddy bear and Emma, the bunny who is his sometimes disturbingly aloof lady love, can make a life together in Amberville, one of the four color-coded quadrants of Mollisan Town, at least until the even tougher-talking gangster Nicholas Dove comes with his two gorillas...more
O conceito por trás do livro de Tim Davys prende a nossa atenção no mesmo segundo em que o confrontamos. Mollisan Town é um cidade habitada por animais de peluche, que dormem, comem, trabalham, divertem-se e deixam-se envolver pela amizade, amor e religião como as pessoas normais.
"Mas o amor é um mundo em si."
Eric Urso vive uma vida tranquila, ao lado...more
So what kind of book is Amberville? A damn hard one to classify. If you go by some of the quote...more
This kicks off the refo...more
Yes, you read that right. Stuffed animals. Mollisan Town is populated with stuffed animals of varying moral alignments, from the holy penguin Archdeacon Odenkirk to the malicious gangster Nicholas Dove.
I was telling my wife about Amberville . I told her I was reading a book about stuffed animals (her face softened) and I said but it's not a "nice" book. One of the animals used to be a gofer for the mafia, one's a thug enforcer, one's a backstabber and one is a pill-popping male prostitute that specializes in S&M sex-for-hire.
She got a confused look on her face and asked why the author used stuffed animals? Well, he had to b...more
Crime/detective novel, man#1 is going to die, and he decides that the best way to live is to force man#2 to save him. Should he fail to do so, man#1 will have his thugs kill man#2's wife.
Easy enough decision for a man to make, provided he does not utterly despise his wife, he should see what he can do about saving man#1.. Right?
Well, that is the core plot of Amberville, but it has a t...more
Die Sesamstraße in einer Film Noir Variante. So hat es jemand beschrieben, und ja, das ist eine sehr passende Beschreibung mit so wenigen Worten.
Unglaublich. Ich kann mich nur wiederholen. Die Idee, einen Krimi mit Stofftieren zu besetzen und die Welt darum denen anzupassen, ist so einfach als aber auch unglaublich wie fantastisch. Ich bin irgendwie total begeistert, diesen Zufallsfund aus der Bibliothek mitgenommen zu haben.
Der Plot ist einfach, aber durch die Welt der Sto...more
When the story line has the characters gambling, having same-sex relationships with each other I just could not stomach the story any longer. I could not see any redeemable character...more
He's also...a stuffed animal. A teddy bear, in fact. Eric Bear and all of the other residents of Mollisan Town are all stuffed animals, and as far as everything in the book Amberville shows us, there aren't any humans involved in any part of their lives. Eric Bear wasn't born, he w...more
Víte že jméno Tim Davys je pseudonym? Autor je ve skutečnosti Švéd, takže tu máme další severský thriller. Jenže padouchové i hrdinové jsou tu roztomilá plyšová zvířátka.
Jakkoliv praštěně nebo poklesle vám to m...more
Altrimenti sarebbero state 4!
Ma veniamo a noi: libro carino, disarmante la psicologia dei personaggi che incarnano ogni genere di difetto umano. Forte la critica verso la "chiesa" e lo stato. Triste vedere che chi credevamo di conoscere, in realtà, non lo conosciamo affatto! Molto sentito il confronto tra bene e Male.
MA proprio su questo punto ... alla fine a che conclusione si arriva se colui il quale ha port...more
I think of complaints concerning the book, I only had two:
First, I think the best part about the book, was also its biggest weakness--but only for the start. The book l...more
I enjoyed Davys's debut novel quite a bit. He does an excellent job of world-building, and I was fascinated by the details of the stuffed animal civilization. He worked the exposition into the narrative pretty well (although I lik...more
Género. Narrativa fantástica (por decirles algo, aunque tal vez sería mejor decir “Novela con una gigantesca licencia de partida”).
Lo que nos cuenta. En el barrio de Amberville, en Mollisan Town, Eric Oso es un maduro profesional de la publicidad y un amante esposo que ha dejado muy atrás un pasado ilegal. Pero uno de los jefes del crimen organizado para quien trabajó, Nicholas Paloma, le obliga a realizar un trabajo: loca...more
A dark and stormy night…I was born in a country far, far away. Before the age of 20, I never read a book. Comic books, magazines, and movies taught me how to tell a story. I studied literature, got a job, found a wife, and bought a dog. I studied psychology, got another job, held on to the w...more