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The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar) (utgåvan 2013)

av Tad Williams (Författare)

Serier: Bobby Dollar (1)

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Bobby Dollar, an angel who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides and who summoned a Babylonian demon to kill him.
Medlem:lobsterknees
Titel:The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar)
Författare:Tad Williams (Författare)
Info:DAW (2013), Edition: Reprint, 464 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Taggar:Ingen/inga

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The Dirty Streets of Heaven av Tad Williams

  1. 30
    A Kiss Before the Apocalypse av Thomas E. Sniegoski (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Another urban fantasy about angels. Remy has given up being an angel to live on Earth as human but when the Angel of Death goes missing his former colleagues come to him for help.
  2. 10
    Ghost Story av Jim Butcher (al.vick)
    al.vick: or the whole Dresden series.
  3. 10
    Already Dead av Charlie Huston (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Noir and gritty in a similar tone, Even though it's a series about a vampire instead of an angel I think readers who enjoy one would enjoy the other.
  4. 10
    Sandman Slim av Richard Kadrey (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Freshly escaped from Hell, a living soul who should never have been there in the first place, looks for those who put him there. A little darker but a similar feel and probably would appeal to the same audience.
  5. 11
    Agents Of Light And Darkness av Simon R. Green (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: A book set in the Nightside, the secret, magical heart of London, and a search for something called the Unholy Grail with angels who are scarier than many of the monsters that inhabit P.I. John Taylor's strange and gritty world.
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    Defending Angels av Mary Stanton (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: A human lawyer and a group of angels work as advocates in the Celestial Court for their dead clients, solving their murders along the way in a lighter, cozy mystery way.
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    Blood and Feathers av Lou Morgan (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Good urban fantasy about angels who aren't so angelic
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The Dirty Streets of Heaven Bobby Dollar is an angel who isn't particularly angelic. He's cynical, swears a lot, gets into epic bar fights, tells the occasional untruth, pines after demonic women and questions the existence of god and Heaven. Usually, writing a book in first person can get dull - only having one perspective can make you want to rip your eyes out if the character has less personality than trigonometric functions. Luckily Tad Williams' character Bobby is a pretty cool guy. He's funny, quite charming in a "I can't believe you have the audacity to say that" way and too curious for his own sake. It's Bobby's curiosity that gets him into trouble really. His angelic duty is to act as a heavenly lawyer and defend dead souls when they are judged to go to Heaven, Purgatory or Hell. Unfortunately, Bobby's life becomes violently chaotic when a dead soul magically disappears and he decides to investigate; it doesn't help that Hell thinks that he's stolen the soul! Despite the whole Heaven and Hell thing, the story is not at all preachy. There's no preference towards a particular religious order (thereby neatly avoiding offending anyone). Through Bobby's eyes we see that Heaven isn't quite as perfect as it is made out to be and not all of Satan's servants are crazy evil. It's impressive that Williams managed to pull off moral ambiguity despite the black and white nature of the stage his story plays out in. I really can't wait for the next book, especially as (part of) the story will be set in Hell. As an aside I actually, quite embarrassingly, thought that the city Bobby lived in (San Judas) was a real city. The descriptions were vivid, but the main reason for believing in the existence of the fake city was the historical excursions the character made every so often. I guess my exceptionally poor knowledge of American geography is also a big factor.... ( )
  meerapatel | Dec 29, 2020 |
I've always been a fan of Tad Williams, and while I loved his epic fantasy and loved his epic sci-fi more, I wasn't sure how I'd get into his take on urban fantasy. I shouldn't have worried. There were enough twists and turns in this noiresque to make it a gumshoe novel while the MC is actually an ex-special forces angel who has a shit job of a lawyer advocate for souls.

Actually, this was a tortured love story between a star-crossed angel and a grand duchess of hell, but who's quibbling?

The plot was fun and pretty much a wild ride. The action sequences didn't suck. The tropes aren't especially original, but how they were all pieced together was pretty damn fun. I always appreciated Mr. Williams for his craft, and his current metaphors were definitely thought-provoking and subtle in a way that reminded me of some of the best mysteries I'd read.

I'm looking forward to more. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Entertaining. Not his best work though. ( )
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
BOOOORING!!! Quit reading this book some time ago.
  EdwinKort | Oct 18, 2019 |
Bobby Dollar is een engel en werkt als advocaat voor overledenen. Hij moet voor ze pleiten tegen een advocaat van de hel en zo 'zijn' klanten in de hemel zien te krijgen. Als op een bepaald moment een aantal zielen verdwijnen en noch in de hemel noch in de hel terecht komen, komt Bobby in de problemen met een aantal hogere machten van zowel de hemel als de hel. Vermakelijk, soms erg grappig, maar niet meer dan dat. ( )
  connie53 | Oct 12, 2019 |
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For me Tad Williams sits right up there with the very best fantasy story-tellers...
 

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This book is dedicated to my good friend, David Charles Michael Pierce.

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Bobby Dollar, an angel who has taken part in the long battle between Heaven and Hell, must figure out why there are suddenly an unprecedented number of souls missing from both sides and who summoned a Babylonian demon to kill him.

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