Tundrum, l'ascella di Antrim, nel nord della costa settentrionale del nord dell'Irlanda del Nord, un luogo dove il cielo aveva costantemente il colore di un paio di jeans stone-washed molto vecchi, sbattuti e risciacquati infinite volte, e dove l'unico pub, il Primo e ultimo, era messaggero dell'Armageddon, e dove il Bible Shop era la libreria' E qui, tra tutti i luoghi possibili, troviamo Israel Armstrong, di nuovo al suo posto in questa indefinita cittadina abbandonata da Dio, seduto nel bibliobus, parcheggiato in uno dei vari punti di sosta, a non fare nulla, se non distribuire storie criminali sui delinquenti del luogo, libri scritti da teppisti locali e biografie redatte dalle mogli dei delinquenti del luogo, a godersi nel frattempo tutte le solite bonarie ironie e le facezie dei suoi lettori regolari.
- ISBN: 8850223897
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 323
“Israel avoided uplifting, joyous, life-affirming reads”. This last of Ian Sansom’s mobile librarian series do I reluctantly said goodbye to its hero Israel Armstrong, with whom a local Northern Ireland teenager converses, “only because you are a librarian slash detective. You guys are an endangered Leggi tutto
3.5 rounded up. A very funny book, one to consider when you're tired of WWII and family angst serious fiction. You don't need to read the others in a series to get the grist of this. In fact, the "mystery" part of this is very, very weak. And no, it's not about a "bad" book having an affair, althoug Leggi tutto
A rather slight story and some Father Ted-isms can't take away the fact that this is a very funny and entertaining book, despite my having never read any of the earlier novels with the same character(s). Israel Armstrong is a believable and sympathetic character haplessly trying to fit in and never
Israel Armstrong once again is taking us along for a twisty, hilarious ride as he shambles his way through a somewhat depressive yet completely relatable period of mourning for his broken relationship. With feelings of failure, road to nowhere dumps and I could have been a contender vibes, Israel is Leggi tutto
Israel Armstrong sets out to find the daughter of a local political who disappeared after he loaned her one of the 'Unshelved' from his mobile library. The 'Unshelved' are books that are not considered appropriate for young impressionable minds and Israel receives a lot of flack for loaning a young
This was a pleasant read, with the humor arising from the cultural misunderstandings of the neurotic, uselessly literate main character and the natives of the small, rural town where he has somehow become marooned. The fact that israel Armstrong is a Jewish vegetarian in an environment where no one
I can't believe I read the entire book. It was just so awful. The so called plot didn't even start until half-way through the book. The characters were one dimensional. The lead one was made a Jewish vegetarian for no apparent reason. Maybe it was supposed to be exotic but since I'm from CA., it did Leggi tutto
Reading this book is like reading a screen play except without any suspense, enlightenment, excitement, or fun. I did actually finish it but it never improved. The ending was quite a let down. The main character is a lay-about, dump on everyone else major jerk and I couldn't stand him. There was def Leggi tutto
Isreal Armstrong is an hilarious character, but also quite sweet and full of conflict and good intentions.
Israel è sempre più incasinato, la sua vita è un autentica altalena di eventi e sparizioni, apparentemente senza senso. Questa volta dovrà confrontarsi con la scomparsa di una ragazzina a cui ha prestato un libro "Pastorale americana" e ovviamente verrà accusato di essere in qualche modo collegato ag Leggi tutto
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