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  1. Agnieszka Mauch Agnieszka Mauch says:

    Alas, I could not bring myself to finish this book It s truly a wonder I ve managed to readthan a half of it, as it bored me to death The first chapter planted a seed of hope, and was actually a promising one Then, as I expected, it went downhill from there The characters seem flat to me, the plot uninteresting As if the book was written in a hurry The main protagonist is an idiot, through and through, and does not fit the synopsis printed on the back of the book He is slow, childis Alas, I could not bring myself to finish this book It s truly a wonder I ve managed to readthan a half of it, as it bored me to death The first chapter planted a seed of hope, and was actually a promising one Then, as I expected, it went downhill from there The characters seem flat to me, the plot uninteresting As if the book was written in a hurry The main protagonist is an idiot, through and through, and does not fit the synopsis printed on the back of the book He is slow, childish and has multiple personalities, as if the author wanted to grant him a deep personality and ended up creating an incorrigible mesh With all honesty, I love it when the characters are flawed and seem real, but this one. something s quite off with him.That said, I do not recommend it to anyone


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  3. John Lee John Lee says:

    Have you ever read a book for the second time and immediately been transported back to where you were the first time that you read it It was a similar experience with this book for me as I had read TGTGT Amsterdam only a short while ago and as I started to read this I was back on board our little cruise ship.Chris Ewan is certainly one for the complex plot and I wouldnt expect anyone to guess work out this one before it is fully explained.A pleasant enough read but I fear that I didnt get into Have you ever read a book for the second time and immediately been transported back to where you were the first time that you read it It was a similar experience with this book for me as I had read TGTGT Amsterdam only a short while ago and as I started to read this I was back on board our little cruise ship.Chris Ewan is certainly one for the complex plot and I wouldnt expect anyone to guess work out this one before it is fully explained.A pleasant enough read but I fear that I didnt get into some of the characters as well as I should have done and this marred the story a bit for me.I do wonder if I have found a fault with a passage at the end of the book Can anyone turn up at an Airport any in these high security days with just a passport and money and try to buy a last minute ticket My wife also spotted an interesting problem too It doesnt detract from the story and so I dont consider it to be a spoiler but when our hero Charlie is on a roof he finds the door locked with a padlock on the outside How did the person who locked it get back inside Surely the padlock should be on the inside Just a little thing but it seemed wrong.I am not 100% sure why I have scored this one lower than Amsterdam Others may feel it is the other way round and I wouldnt argue Perhaps both were 3.5


  4. Hermien Hermien says:

    Light entertainment but I enjoyed it.


  5. Seth Lynch Seth Lynch says:

    The Good Thief s Guide to Paris is the second in the series The first was Amsterdam The three main characters from the first book are here in Paris Charlie Howard he is the narrator so I guess he has to be there , his literary agent Victoria, and his fence Pierre Victoria s voice was in the Amsterdam book being on the end of the phone She acts in both books as a sounding board for Charlie and, maybe, a love interest There is also an interesting new character who may only appear in The Good Thief s Guide to Paris is the second in the series The first was Amsterdam The three main characters from the first book are here in Paris Charlie Howard he is the narrator so I guess he has to be there , his literary agent Victoria, and his fence Pierre Victoria s voice was in the Amsterdam book being on the end of the phone She acts in both books as a sounding board for Charlie and, maybe, a love interest There is also an interesting new character who may only appear in this book although I would like to see him come back called Mr Farmer Farmer is a fixer for a number of people He reminded me of the Fat Man from the Maltese Falcon, although based on his description I think he is probablyRobert Morley And now I d really like to watch a Robert Morley film The humour form the first book is here again It s a nice accompaniment to the plot and is usually at Charlie s own expense The plot is confusing in a good way a lot happens and we are as lost as Charlie is, almost anyway I m not going to try to explain it because I don t want to spoil the book for anyone who hasn t read it, and I doubt I could remember all the twists I was quite pleased not to have gotten the final twist if I d stopped to think about it I probably could have worked it out, but I didn t want to stop I wanted to carry on reading The book ends with some useful French translations which made me laugh out loud.I liked the feel of Paris in the story In this book the Pompidou Centre is a central focus I could picture it clearly I have been there twice once for the excellent Surrealist exhibition, then a year or so later for the not so excellent Dada exhibition The Dada one had too much material and not enough space one of Andr Breton s notebooks was open in a display and people kept bumping into me as I was trying to read it We did conceive my eldest daughter, Minty, on that trip so I can t complain.If you haven t read any of these books yet then you should start now There are three in the shops already You can advance order the guide to Venice which is out at the end of April


  6. Christine Christine says:

    Charlie Howard is a thief Charlie Howard is also a writer of crime fiction Seems like a good fit Having had a little bit too much to drink after a book signing engagement in Paris Charlie agrees to put his literary expertise to use by helping a fan break into his own apartment Unfortunately, nothing is ever as innocent as it appears and when he sobers up the next day he discovers that the apartment actually belonged to someone else and, that owner is now lying dead in Charlie s own apartme Charlie Howard is a thief Charlie Howard is also a writer of crime fiction Seems like a good fit Having had a little bit too much to drink after a book signing engagement in Paris Charlie agrees to put his literary expertise to use by helping a fan break into his own apartment Unfortunately, nothing is ever as innocent as it appears and when he sobers up the next day he discovers that the apartment actually belonged to someone else and, that owner is now lying dead in Charlie s own apartment What ensues is a bit of a comedy of errors as Charlie and his literary agent try to solve the murder, uncover the mystery of a supposedly stolen painting and hide out enough to evade the police.This is an entertaining concept for a book series and Charlie Howard is a charming and likeable character, despite the fact that he is a self confessed thief However, it was not quite as engaging a read as I had hoped for after reading the book jacket Although I finished the book I don t think I ll be following Charlie on any of his other adventures in the series Amsterdam, Vegas and Venice


  7. May May says:

    Another entertaining installment of the mess that is Charlie s life Thief and author writing about a thief and getting into trouble yet again while thieving and trying to finish his latest novel Setting of Paris is always a joy even if plot wise this one wasn t as cleanly resolved as the previous book I like the character of charlie and his agent Victoria and the audiobook reader is part of why I like the series I get the feeling that if I was reading the books instead of listening to his ex Another entertaining installment of the mess that is Charlie s life Thief and author writing about a thief and getting into trouble yet again while thieving and trying to finish his latest novel Setting of Paris is always a joy even if plot wise this one wasn t as cleanly resolved as the previous book I like the character of charlie and his agent Victoria and the audiobook reader is part of why I like the series I get the feeling that if I was reading the books instead of listening to his excellent performance that it might possibly be less fun Looking forward to the next one in the series


  8. Erin L Erin L says:

    Review of the audiobook.This book suffers from a lot of over description The author describes everything in so so so much detail that I lost interest in the story Adding to that problem, he tends to have his hero spend a lot of time thinking about what s going on rather than acting There are far too many scenes speculating on who what how.So much potential here, sadly, it s not handled well.


  9. Kay Kay says:

    Fun mystery with fiction writer high end thief as the main character with his female publisher staring as his confidant A complex plot done with a light touch Likable characters I would readby this author.


  10. Traci Traci says:

    Clever, fun read Great if you like mysteries Plus lots of Paris references so great for Francophiles too


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