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I listened to 21% f this novel and I just don t care I don t care about any f the characters I don t care for the so called humor and I don t care about the story I gave this twice my normal
10% i have a 10% rule and it I have a 10% rule and it hasn t captured my interest DNF I got this book free from FirsttoReadcomThere s no point in dragging this ut He looked under them and Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) over them in frontf them and behind them to the right and to the left Boarding House of Hunks of themThis uote pretty wells sums up the book for me there seemed Conner is comingut f the shoe repair when he sees a motorcyclist run smack into the side f a truck that s backing Bec (The Demonata, outf an alley Kersplat Worse yet to his The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins own thinking his little blue Beamer is stuck behind another car that can t getut until the cops leave and the street is normal again This is nly the beginning f a darkly funny novel that follows in the tradition f comic suspense writers like Donald Westlake and GM Ford There s plenty f gore at the utset and so this isn t your best choice for a meal time read r for those with a low tolerance for such things but for most it will be worth it Our story features two detectives Manny and Vikstrom who heartily despise Our Planet: Our Home one another along with a teamf hucksters that invent and collect Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 on behalff scam charities for tobacco addicted beagles and former prom ueens that can t move n The laugh ut loud funny tidbits come from malapropisms turned by Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings one memberf the scam team a fellow that has who knows what dd mental glitch and pops ut with hilarious misstatements The most beautiful thing about the humor here is that the author has no inclination at all to explain his jokes r belabor them He drops them in and if you get them you get them if you aren t paying attention they re launched past you like Fat Bob s head I am sorely tempted to give this story a five star rating and as humor goes it deserves it Reluctantly I recognize the lack f character development and refrain but believe me I will be watching for this writer in the future This comical romp has a cast f wacky characters who get involved in robbery murder and mayhemConnor Raposo is a handsome tanned twentysomething man f Portuguese ancestry who feels an bligation to his clan namely his mob connected brother Vasco and his Uncle Didi After stints as a schoolteacher and a Detroit casino worker Connor is now working for Uncle Didi in Rhode Island Didi who prides himself n inventing creative frauds is running a charity scam A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) outf a Winnebago which is convenient for moving the business every few weeks Didi s latest con involves calling people to exhort donations for bogus charities like Orphans from Outer Space Organ Grinder Monkey Retirement Ranch Prom ueens Anonymous for former pageant winners gone to seed Free Beagles from Nicotine Addiction for beagles used in smoking experiments and Holy Sisters f the Blessed Little FeetDidi s employees Eartha and Vaughn hired because they sound like famous singers call people to cajole wheedle and gently bully them into giving moneypreferably cashto the non existent causes Connor who s the worst liar in the world can t make the phone calls so he s the bag man Connor collects contributions from donors homes r from the post ffice box where they send their donationsOne day Connor is n a personal errand in nearby New London Connecticut where he s picking up his Bruno Magli shoes from a repair shop when he sees a horrific accident A Fat Bob Harley Davidson motorcycle crashes into a truck and the bike rider is shredded and decapitated The victim is assumed to be the bike s In the End owner a man called Fat Bob for his girth and his collectionf Fat Bob motorcycles
However The Owner Had Lent the wner had lent bike to an acuaintancewho s now toast Fat Bob motorcycleConnor who can t extricate his car from the accident scene until the cops clear the street starts an idle conversation with a fellow nlookerwho introduces himself as Sal Nicoletti Sal who has lifts in his shoes an Elvis style pompadour a Rolex watch an array f gold chains several large rings and a pricey pen seems like a shady guy Nevertheless Connor gives Sal a ride home and is immediately mesmerized by the dandy s gorgeous sexy wife This infatu. Stephen Dobyns whom Stephen King has described as the best f the best is back with his newest novel Is Fat Bob Dead Yet a comic suspense novel about a small time con peration a pair f combative detectives and the pride re. ,
Ation leads to a scene with cuticle scissors that will be imprinted n my mind for a long time Meanwhile two New London detectives Benny Vikstr m and Manny Streeter look into the fatal motorcycle truck collisionand discover it was deliberate murder The cops proceed to investigate but their progress is hampered by their ngoing low key feud This stems from the time Vikstr m made fun f Streeter s at home karaoke set up complete with a stage a bar and little round tables Vikstr m and Streeter s constant passive aggressive antics are funny but got a bit ldAs things turn ut
the wrong biker was killed in the crash wrong biker was killed in the crash flashy Sal Nicoletti who s actually in the witness protection program is implicated in the murder All this sets up a complicated scenario involving Fat Bob who goes n the run Fat Bob s estranged wife who s selling ff his beloved bikes for spite a mentally ill homeless man who thinks he has a giant lizard tail a murderous thug named Chucky and his henchmen ne The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of whom is thinkingf abandoning the professionand wonders if there s a Murderers Anonymous two FBI agents who have little use for Vikstr m and Streeter a red haired man who s Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite out for revenge a nice girl who takes a shine to Connor Manny Streeter s beagle loving wife who gets a call from Didi s scam artists and Connor unwittingly puts himself in the centerf the maelstrom and his life is seriously endangered thanks in part to his rapscallion brother Vascowho s an informant for gangsters The story is replete with conspiracies and unintended conseuences and provides plenty Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of laughsOnef the most amusing characters in the story is Vaughn Didi s youthful cohort who claims he IS an rphan from
outer space vaughnspace Vaughn almost entirely in malapropisms saying things like I m having a nervous shakedown I need medical resistance I m suffering from cardinal arrest Damp weather s hard n my sciences What do you think about gerbil warming What are you incinerating Inflammable language scares me and so When a Man Loves a Woman onThe book is entertaining but the jokes are repetitive and the plethoraf villains make it hard to remember who s who Still the story is funny and I d recommend it to readers who enjoy zany mysteries You can follow my reviews at If you like your murder mysteries served with a hefty dollop f wry somewhat bizarre humour then this could be the book for youThe mystery is full f twists and turns but for me it s all about the comedic elements The humour really is almost surreal at times and a lot f the comedy comes from the distinctly unreliable narrator although the character who is prone to hilarious malapropisms when he s stressed was a delicious cherry n the topThis would have been a five star read for me if it wasn t for all the gratuitous nudity I m not against nudity and sex in a book if it serves the plot in some way but this was just pure titillation which I don t really even see the point Catalogue the Insanity of in a non visual medium I get that the author was playing with the conceptf the noir femme fatale but it just didn t work for meOh and for those Blessed Homecoming of you who want to know if Fat Bob survives the book view spoileryes yes he does Take THAT diabetes hide spoiler A new Stephen Dobyns book is cause to celebrate In his new mystery Connor Raposo witnesses what he thinks is a terrible accident butne Shrek of the men he sees hanging around the crime scene looks really familiar and suddenly the accident doesn t seem so accidental This book is great fun Also if you want to read a creepy book checkut his novel The Church f Dead GirlsTune in to ur weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books All The Books This is Look Alikes Jr. onef the strangest and funniest crime novels I ve read in a long time It s also very endearing with a cast f ddball characters that you simply can DNF 25%I was looking forward to a fun uirky story I ve read 25% Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of the story and I just don t have any desire to pick this book up again I haven t found anything to be even remotely funny and I don t care about anyf the characters This book just does not work for me at allARC provided by Penguin First to Read I m Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution over half way in this book and still not engaged I get how there were comparisons to favorite authorsf mine Hiaa. Venge and deception that guide us all Richard Russo meets El LeonardIn the seaport city He Remembers the Barren of New London Connecticut and newcomer Connor Raposo has just witnessed a gruesome motorcycle accidentn Bank Street At least he thinks.
Free download è PDF, DOC, TXT r eBook è Stephen DobynsSen Dorsey and Westlake in humor Russo in portrayals f town *Life But The Effort Just Hasn T * but the effort just hasn t Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis out for me I find neither the charactersr the plot engaging In the meantime a book I ve been eager to read has landed at my doorstep and I m putting this aside Sorry Fat Bob You may not be dead yet but you re dead to me I received this book via the Read it Forward program Thank you for sending me a copy Sorry I wasn t keen The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives on it 35 I loveffbeat stuff
like this Before anyone gets all freaked about the dog n the coverthis Before anyone gets all freaked about the dog n the cover a cigarette no animals were harmed The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini or caught smoking in this novel The smoking dog represents justne scam run by a couple f very dd people who solicit money Blue Guide New York over the phone telling selected callers that their help is needed to Free Beagles from Nicotine Addiction FBNA referring to dogs who are used in research Another selected groupf unwary customers gets calls to support Prom ueens Anonymous directed at fading beauties who never uite grew ut f their prom ueen days while yet another specifically targeted group receives pleas to support Orphans from Outer Space So don t worry about the dog Homesick or go and boycott the book because the dog may incite teens to take up smoking nothing like that goesn here But I just know someone will complain A Criminal Affair or takeffense you heard it here folks I laughed myself silly throughout the first half Sangue Derramado of this book and a little beyond When I d finished the book very very late last night I took a look at what readersn goodreads had to say and discovered that I must have a strange uirky sense f humor because not a whole lot f people found this book at all funny Then again I m known for enjoying the unconventional and the strange My point is that it s a novel that may not appeal to everyone but if you like absurdity snark and sarcasm you ll find plenty f it hereIt s not so much the story but the characters that really drive this novel and there are any number f lunatics who populate this book The two main cops have a serious passive aggressive thing going n in their work partnership Manny Streeter is crazy about karaoke and has spent a lot f money turning ne f the bedrooms into a karaoke lounge complete with tables and rules his partner Benny Vikstr m really wants ut f the partnership but finds that the Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star only wayut is to become a bike cop He also catches a lot Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of flakn the job when people joke about him being a famous Swedish detective The scam artists at Bounty Incthe perpetuators The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky of FBNA are just insane but they have given the main character Connor a job working for them and say they are prepping him to takever the business Even the bad guys but so their wives are sort f silly with ne exception a crazy lunatic named Chucky There s also a homeless guy who thinks he has a tail every time he gets through a bottle Works Days of Everclear Then there s Connor himself the guy who through no faultf his wn ends up in than ne situation he s having trouble keeping under control There really isn t ne sane person in this book and when you combine them all what you get is a rather crazy mix f characters who keep things beyond lively Oh yes and then there s the murder mystery Now the downside to this book is that even though it s terribly clever at the end it was like I was watching a movie It s like the novel was really fun up to that point but the ending had all Heart of the Wood of the trademarksf those films that feature the hapless hero and all The King's Commissar of the crazies in hisherrbit I could actually see things playing Bloodmage out in my head exactly to form If you ve read this book you ll know precisely what I m saying if not well you will I would like to think that the author did thisn purpose but who knows So the bottom line is this as the dustjacket blurb notes it is an entertainingly absurd novel and it made me laugh ut loud for most f the book I don t know that I d say it s a novel for everyone because clearly some readers couldn t get into the humor Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction of it all I say if you come into it with no expectations making your mind a blank slate and not worrying about the whole mysterycrimeplot thing it will probably make for fun reading I have this tendency to favor the unconventional so it was a good book for me. It was an accident But then he sees a familiar man who else would wear an Elvis pompadour in this day and age lurking around the crime scene Where does Connor know him from And why does everyone he knows keep showing up dea.