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Posted August 17, 2010
Posted August 6, 2009
Good, fun read!
Good, not great comedy / action / love story novel!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
"Mine All Mine" starts out as a smart comedy, then turns into a full blown action novel throughout the second half of the book.
This book is not a mystery, look at the front cover, read about 10 pages into the book and you will already know who the "Rat Burglar" is. If your looking for a classic, hard to figure out "who done it", this definitely isn't it! But I get the feeling Adam Davies did that purposely, the point is to enjoy the story itself.
Alot of great characters, with great names: The Rat Burglar, Jimmy the Hat, Kong, Azar, Po-Mo, Frankie Nichols & Jagjeet Singh
The main character Otto Starks is great! Alot of very current references and themes. There are many laughs in this book and I never really came across any part of the book that I thought was boring.
Other reviews mention Adam Davies tendency to use alot of words no one has ever heard of, that is true. You could keep a dictionary handy if you like looking up words you dont know, but there are so, so many in this book, you may never finish the novel. Ex. - alacrity, maenadic, stentorian, indurate, ataraxia
Good smart & funny book, a great change of pace book, if you read alot of one genre books!
"Mine All Mine" would make a great movie~
Posted April 8, 2009
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Where did my Frog King go?
Oh, Adam... Your work has been progressively getting less interesting and more...experimental. I guess i'm just spoiled. The Frog King was such a brilliant piece of work. It was comical and tender, and instantly became one of my favorite books ever. Then I read your Goodbye Lemon and, while I enjoyed your writing, I was disappointed that it didn't capture the magic that was The Frog King. Now with Mine All Mine, I have to ask, what the heck happened?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Mine All Mine was a bit too reminiscient of "My Little Blue Dress" for me with "talking" to the reader and adding footnotes that detracted from the story. Couple these with a touch of Minority Report sci-fi and The Thomas Crown Affair art theft storyline, and you've lost me. I guess my expectations were too high. Mine All Mine would probably be good for your first-time readers and fans of science fiction, but not for those of us who have read your other pieces of work.
Adam, I really hope you return to your roots with your 4th book, whatever it may be. If not, I'll wish you the best of luck and find my reading pleasures elsewhere.
Posted August 10, 2008
I had to have it. I covet it. I don't reget it either
The third novel by Adam Davies is my favorite. It's his first adventure story and it's quite well crafted. While the Frog King delt primarily with being unlucky in love and Goodbye Lemon delt with a family struggling to deal with affects of illness, Mine All Mine is a page turning caper about art theft. At first I thought the book was going to be alot like Mission Impossible but it's so much cooler and more in depth about what it takes to be a pulse who protects the world's most treasured pieces of art. Otto Starks is at the top of his game untill the 'Rat Burglar' starts toying with his career and puts his life in jeopardy. Otto has run out of money, a job and lost the woman that he loves. He has to fight back and he does. I read this book in one day. I was all consumed with knowing if Otto Starks ever gets his life back from the Rat Burgular. The writing is wildly amusing, fast paced and clearly worth $11.20 and the expensive shipping. I promise that you won't be bored but clear your schedule. I just hope that we won't have to wait years for the fourth book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 9, 2010
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