Anche quest'anno, come sempre, a Londra si celebra il Mobile Meet, il raduno di tutte le biblioteche itineranti del Paese. E Tundrum non intende mancare a un simile appuntamento. Così, Israel si ritrova a bordo di un traghetto per Liverpool con l'ormai inseparabile compagno di avventure Ted, e il suo cane, alla guida del vecchio bibliobus alla volta della capitale. Ma l'entusiasmo di Israel, che non vede l'ora, finalmente, di incontrare di nuovo la sua fidanzata, Gloria, e di bere un caffè come si deve, è destinato a durare ben poco. Appena arrivati a Londra, infatti, il furgone scompare. Rubato. Ma chi può mai avere interesse a trafugare un Bedford arrugginito, vecchio di trent'anni, pieno di libri? E perché Gloria non si fa sentire né risponde alle telefonate? Ma, soprattutto, chi li aiuterà nelle indagini? Ha inizio, così, un paradossale viaggio nella campagna inglese alla ricerca del bibliobus scomparso, durante il quale Israel incontrerà parenti e amici, colleghi e luoghi di un tempo ' Gloria invece è proprio sparita ' ma solo per scoprire che tutto è cambiato, che Israel Armstrong non ha più un suo posto dove stare, lì a Londra, e che forse è giunto il momento di tornare a casa? a Tundrum.
- ISBN: 8850220871
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 290
These books are not only laugh out loud funny but also very unique. They are mysteries where not even the criminals are bad. The crimes are not even really crimes and there is certainly no violence. In this installment, Israel and Ted are back in England to attend a mobile librarians' conference with Leggi tutto
Israel Armstrong, more heroically mediocre than he knows, hits the road from Northern Ireland to England with his odd couple partner Ted. Ian Sansom has a breezy and ver funny style making this series enjoyable in a way comparable to P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Bertie. Sansom gently but accurately
Sansome is one of my favorite writers--if Alexander McCall Smith had a malicious bone in his body, he might write the kind of mysteries Sansome writes. The story line in this book rambles a bit as the mobile library bus and its handlers "gang aft agley"; but the scene in the ersatz Irish pub in Lond Leggi tutto
Israel Armstrong is my favorite Jewish, mobile librarian--a total fish out of water in Northern Ireland. Since moving to Northern Ireland, Israel has been in culture shock. After leaving London for life in rural Ireland, he has been longing to return to England to visit his family, to see his friend Leggi tutto
These books are marketed as a mystery series. And I guess each one has a little mystery at its core, but really they're more of a hilarious fish-out-of-water series. In this one, we focus in on Israel and Ted, which suited me perfectly, as their relationship is my favorite part of these hilarious, r Leggi tutto
Israel Armstrong is an unlikely hero, and this series is comprised of unlikely but delightful mysteries. Although the mystery plays second fiddle to an odd but intensely likable people and communities in Northern Ireland. And no talk of The Troubles, which is an unexpected and welcome surprise. This Leggi tutto
These books are all about the character--poor hapless Israel Armstrong---and not at all about the supposed mystery. The sequence of events hurtle out of his control and I feel a bemused can't-look-away sympathy for his ineptitude and the intense discrepency between who he thinks he is and who he is. Leggi tutto
Things manage to get even worse for our Israel in this entry in the Mobile Library Mystery series, leaving a pretty beaten down adventurer at the end. That's all good, though, now that he's hit rock bottom I know that this reader is curious to see where he goes from here. The only problem I have wit Leggi tutto
This was one of the worst books I've ever read. If you enjoy eavesdropping on clipped, mindless conversation between two men with little personality and no reason for existing, then this is the book for you.
I thought this book was slightly better than Book 2, simply because there was more action. It’s basically “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” sans Bill, with Israel. The two drive to England for a bookmobile librarians convention. Shenanigans ensue along the way, such as Ted reconnecting with an olde Leggi tutto
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