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Angry Lead Skies: A Garrett, P.I., Novel (2002 original; edició 2002)

de Glen Cook (Autor)

Sèrie: Garrett P.I. (10)

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A series far ahead of its time, now back in print Anyone else would have learned by now: when trouble comes knocking, don't open the door. But there's a reason why Garrett's still in the P.I. business after all these years-he's not one to learn his lessons. Maybe that's why he lets himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious kid being threatened by creatures that can't quite be described. But before Kip Prose has a chance to explain what he's done to get on the hit list of some nameless nasties, the precocious Prose is abducted, and the chase begins...… (més)
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Títol:Angry Lead Skies: A Garrett, P.I., Novel
Autors:Glen Cook (Autor)
Informació:Ace (2002), Edition: First Printing, 368 pages
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The only flaw to this books for me is that every beautiful girl wants to bed Garrett it's getting a bit tiring now but I do enjoy this series immensely ( )
  Eclipse777 | Jun 27, 2021 |
Angry Lead Skies es una novela de fantasía del escritor estadounidense Glen Cook, el décimo libro de su actual Garrett P.I. serie. La serie combina elementos de misterio y fantasía, ya que sigue las aventuras del investigador privado
  PPLL2020 | Sep 9, 2020 |
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Title: Angry Lead Skies
Series: Garrett, PI #10
Author: Glen Cook
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 364
Words: 105K

Synopsis:


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Garrett is a detective living in the city of TunFaire. When people have problems, they come to Garrett for help, but trouble has a way of finding him.

Garrett is at home when Playmate visits, with a kid, Kip Prose. Kip has made friends with creatures that cannot quite be described, but because of his relationship with these creatures, other parties are trying to kidnap Kip. Despite his protests, Garrett gets drawn into the mess.

While searching Playmate's stables for clues, Garrett and company are attacked by another group of indescribable assailants. Morley, Saucerhead, and Pular Singe wake Garrett and Playmate after the scuffle, but Kip Prose is gone.

Playmate and Garrett talk to Kip's family, hoping to find clues to his whereabouts. Despite some leads, Playmate and Garrett are unable to locate Kip, although they do encounter an "elf" named Casey, who assures them Kip is in no immediate danger.

When Playmate goes missing, Garrett and Pular Singe track him down, with the Roze triplets tagging along. Pular tracks the scent to Casey's apartment, where there are more mysterious elves. The trail eventually takes Garrett, Pular and the Rozes into the country outside TunFaire, where they find more of the elves, their spaceships, and an unconscious Playmate, Saucerhead Tharpe and Kip Prose. Garrett decides it is time to involve the Watch, who can hopefully clean up the mess.

Meanwhile, a ratman named John Stretch, Pular Singe's brother, attempts to kidnap Pular for his own purposes. While Garrett and John Stretch come to an agreement, Colonel Block and Deal Relway try to manage the situation with the remaining elves. Garrett strikes a deal between Kip Prose, Max Weider, and Willard Tate, in which the involved parties agree to manufacture "Three Wheels", a revolutionary new method of transportation for the citizens of TunFaire.

As a final twist, Casey escapes, thwarting the attempts of Garrett and the Watch to discover the true nature of the "silver elves". Though Relway is angry and suspicious of Garrett, Garrett is on top of the world, with his new stake in the Three Wheel business booming and the Goddamn Parrot missing in action.

My Thoughts:

Much like the last book, I once again enjoyed a Garrett story. I'm thankful for that. That being said, Garrett is still a philandering jackass. There were some attempts in this book to steer Garrett towards maturity by making him a one woman man with Tinnie Tate, but honestly, if a man has been having sex with every woman he can at every chance he can for his entire life, the chances of him suddenly going into a monogamous relationship is almost zero. Or, really, staying in that relationship is almost at zero. Leopards and spots and all that.

The story itself was just so much fun, what with Cook bringing in aliens to a fantasy series. Once I realized what the “silver elves” were, I just laughed. The rest of the story with all the action and drinking and fighting and chases and palavers was good enough to keep me reading to the end of the book.

Not the greatest book I've ever read but nothing here made me want to quit the series, unlike Petty Pewter Gods.

★★★☆½ ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Jun 26, 2020 |
As an exercise in storytelling this book has some problems. It felt slow to get going and longer than it needed to be. Its beginning left me confused enough that, after 30 pages or so, I had no idea what was going on and had to go back and start over. It’s been quite a while since I read the first three books in the series, but the characters returning from those earlier books at times felt false to form. And, for a detective novel, there’s just plain not much detecting going on. This is a book dominated by its rather far-fetched genre crossing central concept, and the plotting gymnastics required to keep that concept from collapsing in a heap of nonsense.

Having said all that, it’s funny as hell. I am kind of embarrassed to admit it, but I spent much of the last third of the book with a silly grin on my face. Cook’s Garrett stories are not something you come to expecting more than a bit of light diversion and a few laughs. If you appreciate the humor of Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser tales I would encourage you to give these a try. ( )
  clong | Mar 16, 2014 |


Cook jumped the shark in this one. ( )
  clmerle | Apr 2, 2013 |
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A series far ahead of its time, now back in print Anyone else would have learned by now: when trouble comes knocking, don't open the door. But there's a reason why Garrett's still in the P.I. business after all these years-he's not one to learn his lessons. Maybe that's why he lets himself get roped into being a bodyguard for Kip Prose, an obnoxious kid being threatened by creatures that can't quite be described. But before Kip Prose has a chance to explain what he's done to get on the hit list of some nameless nasties, the precocious Prose is abducted, and the chase begins...

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