- Taschenbuch: 503 Seiten
- Verlag: Tor Books (August 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0765357046
- ISBN-13: 978-0765357045
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 3,6 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.082.362 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
All the Rage (Repairman Jack Novels) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – August 2006
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Reading a Repairman Jack novel seems, at times, a guilty pleasure; it's astonishingly easy to inhale the pages, like eating potato chips. A firm-jawed Mr. Fixit hero with a cryptic past--crunch! Crimes that go beyond (way, waaay beyond) the norms of traditional law--smack! A liberal sprinkling of screwball comedy and nasty supernatural beings--now that's tasty! Good, crispy fun, indeed. But F. Paul Wilson's tight plotting and appealing characters manage to elevate potato chips to the realm of haute cuisine (or at least a satisfyingly solid meal), and his latest, All the Rage, is no exception.
Everything's rosy when Nadia Radzminsky takes a dream research job at GEM Pharmaceuticals: she'll be working for her professional idol, Dr. Luc Monnet; her fiancé is one of GEM's top salespeople; she's got all sorts of high tech toys to play with; and she'll get a million-dollar bonus if she can just figure out how to stabilize GEM's most promising molecule (dubbed, ominously enough for students of Norse mythology, Loki). But clouds quickly appear on the horizon in the form of Milos Dragovic, a Serbian mobster with a short fuse, a big wallet, and a profound interest in Loki's future. Nadia suspects Milos is blackmailing her boss, and she hires Jack to find out what's going on.
What Jack finds out isn't pretty: Loki is leading an underground life as Berzerk, a hot, new street drug that brings out the user's most aggressive behavior, frequently with deadly consequences. And Milos may be pushing Monnet around, but the good doctor isn't objecting too strongly to the payoff. But when Jack gets closer to the source of the mystery molecule, events take a very personal turn: Loki is derived from the blood of rakoshi, those otherworldly and decidedly vicious demons Jack had sworn to exterminate in Conspiracies. With his family threatened by both the rakoshi and the vengeful Serb, Jack must take on both the monster and the mob.
All the Rage has the necessary ingredients for success, including a snarkily amusing subplot involving a Brooklyn junkyard owner who's also out for Milos's blood (Jack has to keep toning down his client's eager revenge plots, and his substitution of industrial sludge for knives in one such plan is particularly amusing). Dedicated Wilson fans will rejoice in the new addition to the series, and neophytes will scramble to unearth the earlier installments. --Kelly Flynn -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Audio CD.
""The Tomb" is one of the best all-out adventure stories I've read in years." --Stephen King (President of the Repairman Jack fan club) "Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages. . . . hugely entertaining."--Dean Koontz "F. Paul Wilson is a great storyteller and a thoughtful one."--David Morrell "A riveting combination of detective story and horror fiction . . . .This thriller is fast-action fun!" -"Publishers Weekly "on" The Tomb" "F. Paul Wilson is a hot writer, and his hottest, and my favorite creation, is Repairman Jack. No one does this kind of weird meets crime better than Wilson. Gripping, fascinating, one of a kind. That's F. Paul Wilson and Repairman Jack." --Joe R. Lansdale "Call a plumber when the sink is clogged, the cops when you've been robbed, but when the you-know-what hits the fan, it's time to call Repairman Jack. . . . Wilson's tale shakes, rattles and rolls."--"New York"" Daily News "on" The Haunted Air"Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Unwillingly thrust into a world of a dangerous designer drug, Jack also finds himself confronting an old enemy from the recent past. Loaded with action, suspense, humor, and Jack's ever present dilemma of delicately maintaining a romantic relationship with a woman who disapproves of his "lifestyle", F. Paul Wilson has once again given us an excellent story loaded with thrills and serpentine plot lines. Rumor has it that there are at least two more Repairman Jack books coming in the near future. Hopefully, this is true. Highly recommended!
FPW expertly weaves this story into his Grand Unification Theory. Dialogue is funnier than ever and Jack gets himself into more trouble than he's ever been.
The scenes involving a helicopter are hilarious. They reveal Jack's twisted (and brilliant) sense of humor.
The climax practically gave me a heart attack. But one of my favorite things about this book is that we see the character of Jack developing even more. He literally and figuratively goes BERZERK. It's frightening and fascinating to read that particular plot twist. Makes you wonder...
Demonsong, which comes with this special edition, is a terrific short story. Written in a different style, but still very intriguing. Makes me want to see more of Glaeken and Rasalom.
Thanks again FPW for a great read! I'm already looking forward to the next one.
Those of you that are familiar with his work will not be disappointed. It seems that Wilson's writing is as sharp and gripping as ever. Repairman Jack is in top form in this novel and it's great to see the Rakoshi featured again. This is a fun book, a good action story with enough twists and turns and knuckle-whitening scrapes to keep you reading well into the night.
Definitely buy this book, buy one for a friend too. Share the joy this holiday season.
As an additional recommendation, get your hands on Wilson's earlier works, The Keep, Reborn, Reprisal, Nightworld, The Tomb and The Touch. Those books made me a lifelong fan.
Wilson's strength is not letting Jack do the same old thing time and again. Jack is evolving and realizing his place in his battle versus the Otherness, the ultimate evil in this world. Jack is asked by 2 people to check out a Bosnian gangster, one a researcher for a pharmaceutical company, the other a regular guy looking for vengeance. Both characters add local color and a unique outside experience of Jack and his methods.
Repairman Jack's hijinks to get under the skin of the gangster are the highlights here, as they are in all of the linked books. Wilson's imagination is used full force here....as elaborate as dropping tires and oil onto a houseful of party guests, to something simple like disabling a surveilance car.
Wilson's blending -in of his other novels and stories is masterful. You see characters and hints from his previous works to make a complete history. A great novel in a continuing series.
This edition also includes, at the end, an interview with Mr. Wilson that is informative. The artwork, by Harry O. Morris, is not the usual sketches but a kind of J.K. Potter meshing of images...very effective. Highly Recommended.