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Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Forfatter af Pashazade

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Værker af Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Pashazade (2001) — Forfatter — 585 eksemplarer
Effendi (2002) 410 eksemplarer
Stamping Butterflies (2004) 385 eksemplarer
9Tail Fox (2005) 351 eksemplarer
Felaheen (2003) 347 eksemplarer
End of the World Blues (2006) 336 eksemplarer
The Fallen Blade (2011) 335 eksemplarer
redRobe (2002) 261 eksemplarer
Remix (1999) 249 eksemplarer
Lucifer's Dragon (1998) 177 eksemplarer
The Last Banquet (2013) 140 eksemplarer
Moskva (2016) 121 eksemplarer
The Outcast Blade (2012) 109 eksemplarer
The Exiled Blade (2013) 81 eksemplarer
NeoAddix (1997) 66 eksemplarer
Arabesk (2001) 66 eksemplarer
Nightfall Berlin (2018) 60 eksemplarer
Island Reich (2021) 27 eksemplarer
Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse (2011) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Photohistory of the 20th Century (1986) 7 eksemplarer
Arctic Sun (2023) 5 eksemplarer
Kingdom of Silence (2020) 4 eksemplarer
Empereur de L'Ouest 2 eksemplarer
The Crack Angel (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Duke's Blade, The 1 eksemplar
Moskva (2018) 1 eksemplar
Chicago 1 eksemplar
State Your Name [short story] (2006) 1 eksemplar
Takeover 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Futures from Nature (2007) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer
Sideways In Crime (2008) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
The Lowest Heaven (2013) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Time Pieces (2006) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
The Bitten Word (2010) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Night, Rain, And Neon (2022) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
European Monsters (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (Volume 1) (1705) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Let's All Go to the Science Fiction Disco (2013) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Kizuna: Fiction for Japan (a charity anthology) (2011) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer

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It is a pity the alternate-history flavor didn't come through stronger in this story. Still, it presented an interesting set of characters, an exotic location, and a decent enough mystery. It holds up better than its sequel, "Effendi"
Treebeard_404 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
I had a small amount of trouble truly getting into this book. I'm not sure if for whatever reason my brain just could not grasp all the different characters, or if there was just too much going on at once for me to follow properly, but I found myself constantly having to refer back to the 'Character List' in the front in order to remember who was who. Who was beholden to who, who held what position, etc.

There was also the matter that other then Tycho and Guiletta, the characters all seemed to have the same 'voice'. Its told in third person limited, but there wasn't much to distinguish one viewpoint from another. They all sort of bled into each other in a confusing manner.

Moving back to the confusion I felt regarding the characters and remembering their various allegiances, some of that stemmed from the fact few of the characters seemed to be truly tied to one faction or the other. Everyone was running so many agendas and schemes, most of which crossed each other and interfered with each other, it was hard to keep the lines straight. I eventually resorted to keeping a running list of everyone's actions, but even then it became a long winded chart.

Where Grimwood really shone was in his depiction of Venice and the time period. Many times I could almost feel the decadence and filth that Grimwood meticulously details of the canals, streets and palaces. The intrigues of the families and parishes, the various types of people and stations of life, they came alive. The narrative though doesn't let the reader figure out very much on their own. A mystery, or secret, is introduced, some clues are strewn about, but almost immediately things become obvious. There's very little sustained tension.
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lexilewords | 17 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
Es el siglo XV y Venecia está en la cima de su poder. En esta ciudad, mezcla de opulencia y hedor a cloaca, aparece el primer vampiro en Europa, setenta años antes que Drácula.
Atilo, el jefe de los Assassini del duque Marco, descubre a un muchacho agachado sobre un hombre al que acaba de matar. La velocidad a la que huye el muchacho le asombra. Y Atilo sabe que tiene que encontrarlo, no para matarlo, sino porque finalmente ha encontrado a alguien digno de ser su aprendiz.
Natt90 | Jan 11, 2023 |
Another science fiction book that reads more like fantasy, with a mystery spine. There were a couple of things I didn't like--the copyediting in Chapter One almost made me put the book down, with all the plurals with apostrophes, and Bobby gets way too much gratuitous tail--but the plot itself kept my interest.

On the other hand, any book with a crackhead kitten gets bonus points for weirdness. I'd actually rate it 3 1/2 if I could.
villyard | 11 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2022 |



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