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  1. says:

    This novel reminded of the tale of the emperor's clothes Not because of a similar story but because some people will see wondrous things while others will see nothing I'm in the latter categoryA Raymond Chandler style pot

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    This is one of the top five weirdest books I have ever read It takes place in a world of stuffed animals but that has both almost no bearing on the story and is key to the main plot What I mean is that it's never revealed

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    Eric now an adult and a successful advertising executive has been successful in putting his reckless and somewhat criminal youthful indiscretions behind him At least that's what he thought But then the local kingpin he once worked for shows up with a non negotiable proposition Find the hit list that his name is rud to be on and rem

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    Well this is uite an oddity – a noir thriller with a cast of stuffed animals The story goes like this Eric Bear has a happy life married to the beautiful Emma Rabbit and with a good job in advertising But in his past Eric was involved with some shady characters one of whom now comes calling – Nicholas Dove who has hear

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    I was a little disappointed in this oneIt has a great concept a really neat conceit to use the phrase I like to use A sordid

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    Amberville tries to be a lot of things It is a gritty gangster drama a fantasy world of stuffed animals living human like lives and a allegory about good and evil For the most part it is entertaining in a dark Animal Farm way Yet the author is simply doing too much in one tale It is even uestionable whether this particular story benefits at all from placing it in a fantasy setting I liked it but eventually became annoyed with it

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    Someone claimed that this book maybe a mixture of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and Animal Farm by George Orwell I real

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    A fictional book about fur animals that have a life of their own they live in a big city divided into four uarters animals are married workers and do all kinds of things that we humans do The story intertwined with tension and mostly told from a pair of bears twins It's strange when it comes from me writing this but this book highly recommended

  9. says:

    I came to this book in a unusual way My first novel The Terror and the Tortoiseshell about a world which has been taken over by mutated animals was reviewed by Publishers Weekly and in its summation mentioned th

  10. says:

    Amberville part 3 of Tim Davys' Mollisan Town uartet is a slightly offbeat mildly disturbing thought provoking entertaining read It touches on the nature of life and death mistaken identity law and order and good and evil all viewed through the perspective of stuffed animalsYes you read that right Stuffed animals Mollisan Town is p

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Cholas Duva kung i Ambervilles undre värld är övertygad om att det finns en Dödslista Och att han står på den Allt är över om inte hans namn stryks Eric Björn får under hot uppdraget att åtgärda detta Hitta listan och stryka Duvan Klarar han inte av det går det illa för hans käraste Emma Kanin Eric är skakad och söker genast upp sina gamla kumpaner Ormen Marek Tom Tom K. Well this is uite an oddity a noir thriller with a cast of stuffed animals The story goes like this Eric Bear has a happy life married to the beautiful Emma Rabbit and with a good job in advertising But in his past Eric was involved with some shady characters one of whom now comes calling Nicholas Dove who has heard that his name is on the Death List which means if the tales are to be believed that the Chauffeurs will shortly come to escort him on the ultimate one way journey Dove demands that Eric find the Death List and get his name removed from it or Emma will be the one who pays the price The job should be straightforward enough because the Death List is just a fable but Eric gets his old gang back together all the same and of course the truth proves complicated than anyone thoughtSo this Scandinavian crime novel the author is Swedish Tim Davys is a pseudonym is far from the norm and could have been ridiculous but it s not What is perhaps most striking about Amberville is that Davys tells his tale with a completely straight face one might laugh briefly at the thought of say a stuffed dove walking around with two stuffed gorillas for heavies but not for very long because it s not funny at all in the context of the story it s deadly serious Davys creates his world with such integrity that one can t help but take it seriously His control of voice is also superb switching between different characters whose voices are all distinctive no matter how brief their turn at narration and here I must also acknowledge Paul Norlen s excellent work as translatorDriving the plot of Amberville is a mystery is there a Death List and if so who s behind it which is deeper for reader s than it is for the characters because we have uestions to ask what is this place Mollisan Town inhabited by walking talking living stuffed animals What goes on behind the scenes to make it all work the inhabitants of Mollisan Town know that the young animals are manufactured somewhere and delivered to the city in vans but no one thinks to uestion any furtherWell Amberville is the first novel in a series though that s not clear from the edition I was reading so the answers aren t all forthcoming here That s not a problem in itself but I do think it has a knock on effect it seems to me that the major revelations for this volume are made some time before the end leaving the rest of the book to be mostly i dotting and t crossing which feels somewhat anti climactic This is unfortunate because most of the rest of Amberville is pacy and engaging with an added helping of speculation about the nature of good and evil courtesy of Eric s brother TeddyMy misgivings about the conclusion of Amberville make me feel a little less inclined to find out where Davys takes his series but the momentum of the earlier parts of the book is considerable It s worth a look I think Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, removed from it or Emma will be the one who pays the price The job should be straightforward enough because the Death List is just a fable but Eric gets his old gang back together all the same and of course the truth proves complicated than anyone thoughtSo this Scandinavian crime novel the author is Swedish Tim Davys is a pseudonym is far from the norm and could have been Homewrecker reader s than it is for the characters because we have uestions to ask what is this place Mollisan Town inhabited by walking talking living stuffed animals What goes on behind the scenes to make it all work the inhabitants of Mollisan Town know that the young animals are manufactured somewhere and delivered to the city in vans but no one thinks to uestion any furtherWell Amberville is the first novel in a series though that s not clear from the edition I was Make your own model forts & castles reading so the answers aren t all forthcoming here That s not a problem in itself but I do think it has a knock on effect it seems to me that the major Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury revelations for this volume are made some time before the end leaving the How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim rest of the book to be mostly i dotting and t crossing which feels somewhat anti climactic This is unfortunate because most of the

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Råka och Sam Gasell Motvilligt accepterar de att hjälpa sin tidigare ledare eftersom de uppfattar Dödslistan som ett rykte endast en överdriven myt Men nattlig spaning på röda pickuper bevisar att det måste finnas ett direktiv till Chaufförerna En obönhörlig ordning som talar om vilka mjukdjur som fraktas bort En hemlig Dödslista – upprättad av någon med den yttersta makt. Someone claimed that this book maybe a mixture of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and Animal Farm by George Orwell I really doubt Burning Attraction rykte endast en överdriven myt Men nattlig spaning på The Numbers Game röda pickuper bevisar att det måste finnas ett direktiv till Chaufförerna En obönhörlig ordning som talar om vilka mjukdjur som fraktas bort En hemlig Dödslista – upprättad av någon med den yttersta makt. Someone claimed that this book maybe a mixture of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and Animal Farm by George Orwell I Tall man riding. really doubt

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Chaufförerna i sina röda pickuper hämtade gamla mjukdjur ”de nötta och de trötta” som det hette Vart de gamla djuren fördes visste ingen men de försvann och sågs aldrig mer Det var inte konstigt att Chaufförerna var fruktade inte konstigt att man ville att det skulle finnas något slags lista; vad som helst som gjorde Chaufförernas nattliga körningar mindre slumpartade Ni. Eric now an adult and a successful advertising executive has been successful in putting his reckless and somewhat criminal youthful indiscretions behind him At least that s what he thought But then the local kingpin he once worked for shows up with a non negotiable proposition Find the hit list that his name is rud to be on and remove it from the list Otherwise he will kill Eric s girlfriend Now Eric must get the old gang back together and track down the Death List at any costA compelling and straight forward plot The big twist Eric the crime boss and all of the other characters in the book are stuffed animals They live in a world completely populated by stuffed animals in which the young and old are delivered and taken away by pick up trucks It is definitely an interesting plot twist But is it necessaryThe idea isn t completely original The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse Who Framed Roger Rabbit The Big Over Easy A Nursery Crime Meet the Feebles but that doesn t mean it isn t good It just means that the author might want to approach the concept from an original angleTim Davys does but he unfortunately decides to play it straight The idea of stuffed animals in a detective mystery novel begs for plenty of sarcastic tongue in cheek humor but Amberville avoids silly humor and instead relies on the subtle absurdities a small stuffed dove as a crime kingpin for example to deliver the humor on their own which they never really manage to do Even the author s approach to the way characters are named in Amberville simply a first name followed by the type of stuffed animal they are shows a lack of desire to truly have fun with the concept In short things that should be comical or farcical are just as boring as they would be in the real worldThe result is a story that could easily be translated into a realistic non fantasy setting and written as a straight hardboiled noir novel Amberville doesn t necessarily fail at making the concept work it just doesn t fully convince the reader that fantastical setting was crucial to the storyAmberville is supposed to reveal truths about human nature morality religion and the concepts of good and evil by having stuffed animals act out the scenarios in which these philosophical debates occur This is where the book does fail much in the same way that White Man s Burden failed Changing reality in some ironic or absurd way might seem deep and meaningful at first But unless there are other connections on multiple levels all that you are left with is an overused gimmickAmberville is a good book It has a compelling story interesting characters and enough twists and turns to keep a mystery lover interested until the end It just doesn t uite manage to be what it wanted to be and that s what keeps it from being a great book The Family röda pickuper hämtade gamla mjukdjur ”de nötta och de trötta” som det hette Vart de gamla djuren fördes visste ingen men de försvann och sågs aldrig mer Det var inte konstigt att Chaufförerna var fruktade inte konstigt att man ville att det skulle finnas något slags lista; vad som helst som gjorde Chaufförernas nattliga körningar mindre slumpartade Ni. 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