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Amberville je m sto, kter pod na prvn pohled oby ejn m a pokojn m zevn j kem skr v spoustu p ny, n sil a temn ch tajemstv A naru it v spokojen a do posledn doby bezstarostn ivot m e cokoliv T eba n v t va nejv t ho mafi nsk ho bosse, kter v m d zd nliv ne e iteln kol, kter mus te splnit, jinak se v m pomst na va milovan en A v m nezb v nic jin ho ne se zkontaktovat s d vn mi p teli z dob, kdy jste se je t nem li tak dob e a proto jste se pohybovali na temn stran m sta v ce se hlavn hrdina dost v k spln n n ro n ho kolu a odhalen nejv t ho a nejtemn j ho tajemstv m sta Amberville, t m v c na povrch vyplouv antagonismus v part b val ch kump n a tak r zn tajemstv a h ky z d tstv a ml d nejen hlavn ho hrdiny Kniha v born navazuje na klasiky nru noir a v knize se dynamicky st d oby ejn fyzick n sil s rafinovan m psychick m terorem Autor, kter p ekvapiv do doby, kdy se rozhodl napsal knihu, dnou s m nep e etl tedy pokud nepo t te komiksy a grafick rom ny Skv le si hraje s hlavn mi postavami, kdy je ten po n kter ch kapitol ch nucen zcela p ehodnotit sv j pohled nejen na hlavn ho hrdinu ale i na charakter a chov n jin ch postav A ty nejsou v t inou moc sympatick Sp e naopak Boj o moc, intriky a manipulace prostupuj cel m m stem jako pojivo, kter dr v e pohromad Ani si nevzpomenu, zda v p b hu najdeme n jak ho kladn ho hrdinu Mo n tak v za tku p b hu a v dal sti v m autor uk e, e v echno je jinak a dan postava nen zas tak fajn, jak jste si je t p ed p r str nkami mysleli N kter sc ny knihy jsou hodn mraziv a i kdy n kte hrdinov knihy se hodn sna b t hodn a slu n ply ci tak se asto do k me velice nep jemn ch p ekvapen A kurwa J se pln zapomn l zm nit, e v cel knize vystupuj pouze humanoidn ply ci, co cel p b h posouv tro ku jinam a navozuje atmosf ru ztr ty d tstv a ide. 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 cost.A 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 necessary The 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 angle.Tim 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 world.The 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 story.Amberville 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 gimmick.Amberville 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 quite manage to be what it wanted to be, and that s what keeps it from being a great book. Chauff Rerna I Sina R Da Pickuper H Mtade Gamla Mjukdjur, De N Tta Och De Tr Tta , Som Det Hette Vart De Gamla Djuren F Rdes Visste Ingen, Men De F Rsvann Och S Gs Aldrig Mer Det Var Inte Konstigt Att Chauff Rerna Var Fruktade, Inte Konstigt Att Man Ville Att Det Skulle Finnas N Got Slags Lista Vad Som Helst Som Gjorde Chauff Rernas Nattliga K Rningar Mindre Slumpartade Nicholas Duva, Kung I Ambervilles Undre V Rld, R Vertygad Om Att Det Finns En D Dslista Och Att Han St R P Den Allt R Ver Om Inte Hans Namn Stryks Eric Bj Rn F R, Under Hot, Uppdraget Att Tg Rda Detta Hitta Listan Och Stryka Duvan Klarar Han Inte Av Det G R Det Illa F R Hans K Raste, Emma Kanin Eric R Skakad Och S Ker Genast Upp Sina Gamla Kumpaner Ormen Marek, Tom Tom Kr Ka Och Sam Gasell Motvilligt Accepterar De Att Hj Lpa Sin Tidigare Ledare, Eftersom De Uppfattar D Dslistan Som Ett Rykte Endast, En Verdriven Myt Men Nattlig Spaning P R Da Pickuper Bevisar Att Det M Ste Finnas Ett Direktiv Till Chauff Rerna En Ob Nh Rlig Ordning Som Talar Om Vilka Mjukdjur Som Fraktas Bort En Hemlig D Dslista Uppr Ttad Av N Gon Med Den Yttersta Makten 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 that actually they re toys in a toystore or a messed up version of the 100 Acre Woods The fact that they are stuffed animals is not part of some plot twist The thought that it might be a twist kept distracting me the entire time trying to find out the clue But at the same time, the entire plot of the book, which in a way I don t wish to spoil, revolves around life and death depends entirely upon the fact that, as stuffed animals, they can t be killed in the ways that we can.Contributing to the strangeness of the book is the fact that it shifts from omniscient 3rd person to first person POVs in various chapters Two main characters are always in first person and a few auxiliary characters are in first person But the bulk of the main protagonists have 3rd person omniscient POVs Part of the trick there is that it s generally assumed that 3rd person narratives are reliable narrators But it eventually becomes clear that some of the first person chapters are unreliable narrators And the reasons for the unreliability are quite varied Speaking of which, the narrative winds back and forth between the present and past, filling in little details here in there and eventually revealing an almost Fight Club level twist partway through the book It s a meditation on the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves It considers whether there is redemption or whether people are just evil or good Church and state and power are examined Hero worship It s a dense book for so strange a premise that I thought would be mined for humor If you want something different perhaps something Weird as in the genre you should give this a shot And push through the seemingly cookie cutter ish first few chapters until it flips you around and makes you start questioning everything. Opini o no Existencialismo noir protagonizado por peluches animados S , en serio G nero Narrativa fant stica por decirles algo, aunque tal vez ser a mejor decir Novela con una gigantesca licencia de partida Lo que nos cuenta En el barrio de Amberville, en Mollisan Town, Eric Oso es un maduro profesional de la publicidad y un amante esposo que ha dejado muy atr s un pasado ilegal Pero uno de los jefes del crimen organizado para quien trabaj , Nicholas Paloma, le obliga a realizar un trabajo localizar una lista que muchos consideran que no es m s que un mito y quitar su nombre de ella Si no lo consigue, Eric ver asesinada a su amada Emma Coneja, por lo que recurre a sus antiguos compa eros de correr as, Tom Tom Corneja, Sam Gacela y Serpiente Marek Escrita bajo seud nimo por un autor o autora de origen sueco, de identidad aparentemente relevante en la sociedad de su pa s y con mucho celo sobre su intimidad Primer libro de la serie Mollisan Town Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite Well, this is quite 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 provescomplicated than anyone thought.So, 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 translator.Driving 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 havequestions 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 question any further Well, 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 Teddy.My 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. I was a little disappointed in this one.It has a great concept, a really neat conceit, to use the phrase I like to use A sordid city full of stuffies come to life, a noir vision of love and betrayal where Eric, a tough talking teddy bear and Emma, the bunny who is his sometimes disturbingly aloof lady love, can make a life together in Amberville, one of the four color coded quadrants of Mollisan Town, at least until the even tougher talking gangster Nicholas Dove comes with his two gorillas one of them bright red to advance a proposition that Eric dare not refuse ButBut it didn t really grab me The prose just seemed stolid, its short sentences choppy and rigid instead of laconic and punchy like a good two fisted detective novel This might be an issue with the translation I discovered after finishing that this book was translated from Swedish But also while the initial idea was great and there were occasional flashes of brilliance in how it was executed I m thinking in particular of a scene involving an effective, if gruesome, method of intimidating a bunch of cotton stuffed toughs , the parts never seemed to hang together very well I never really got a sense of scale, of the size of the stuffed animals in relation to their city, nor did I get that feeling of yes, I would never have thought of it, but this is how it must be which comes from a well constructed fantasy world with its own strong internal consistency.Take the very name Amberville, for example it doesn t seem to have any significance beyond being a way to separate Mollisan Town s neighborhoods And if there is any intentional connection between Mollisan s four color coded quadrants and the four colors of the Land of Oz, it is never made at all clear There are parts here that are brilliant, parts that are fascinating but they just don t add up to a coherent whole.I won t say this is a bad book, and I m sure it ll find its niche among people who are hungry for this sort of experiment I just didn t get what I wanted out of it. Origem do exemplar Cole o pessoal L ngua da edi o lida Portugu s Tradu o Aceit vel G nero Fic o thriller policial Avalia o Med ocre. 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 category.A Raymond Chandler style pot boiler with stuffed animal characters Well it s different.Don t waste your money In fact, if it s free, don t waste your time.