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Carl Alves
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Meet Nick Monday. He’s a private investigator and a luck poacher. Luck poacher? Nick Monday can steal a person’s luck from them, good or bad, just by shaking their hand. He then processes it in a rather disgusting manner and sells it to people. I never fully understood why he wouldn’t just take the luck and go to Vegas or buy a bunch of lottery tickets, but it apparently doesn’t work well doing it that way.

Lucky Bastard is 355 pages of sheer brilliance. It’s the type of novel that just flies by
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Alex Telander
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
The bestselling author of Breathers and Fate returns with another entertaining and funny book that is well keeping in the style of one S. G. Browne. Readers who have come to enjoy Browne’s particular style, humor, and characters will be delighted in this latest offering with Lucky Bastard.

Nick Monday is not your usual private detective, by any means. He’s what you’d call a luck poacher. Yep, that’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Since he was a young child, he knew he’d inherited the “f
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Nick Monday is a Private Investigator in San Francisco, or at least that's what he claims as his legitimate business. In reality, Nick is a luck poacher. He can steal your luck with a handshake and then sell that to whoever is willing to pay his price. Unfortunately, his skills are catching up with him now as the head of the Chinese mafia demanding his services, someone claiming to be part of the US government wanting him to tag the mafia boss with bad luck, so
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Jami
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book starts with a great premise. What if you could steal someone's luck, good or bad, just by shaking their hand. Would you do it? And would you go so far as Mr Nick Monday as to make a career of it. Scott Browne does it again with the strange tale of private detective, Nick Monday, who may come across as cold and superficial because he is, for the most part. What I enjoyed most about Monday is he knows he's shallow. He knows what he's doing is wrong. Is he going to change? Well, ya gotta ...more
Sama Alkhoury
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have decided to read all S.G Browne books after I read "Less than Heroes". I read "Fated" next, and I've just finished reading "Lucky Bastard". Ii somehow took me a long time to finish it because I wasn't excited like I did for the previous novels mentioned above. I almost always develop some kind of feelings toward the main character, but I couldn't this time. Maybe because Some part of the whole concept disgusted me. I'm sure not regretting reading it. It was fun to read anyway, and my next ...more
Buck Swindle
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fun, laugh-out-loud read. I've also discovered some new places to explore in San Francisco and have completely ceased shaking hands with anyone. Thanks, S.G. Keep them coming!
Benni
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fast and fun! Heart, too.
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Jun 25, 2012 marked it as to-read
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Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing