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review 2019-01-13 10:19
Fish Stick Fridays - Rhys Ford

3.75 ⭐️

 

Re read

 

The parts I loved the most about this one was the main 

characters. I loved Zig. Her and Deke’s interactions were well done. He had a great way of dealing with her, as she was not an easy kid due to her history. I also loved the way she took over Lang’s cats. So typical of cats. 

I liked Lang and how he and Deke were together and how good he was with Zig. He showed strength to move on after his past.

While I liked the guys together it kind of felt like it came out of the blue, maybe because there was a lot of other things going on at the same time, but it felt like they met and then the next interaction they were each other’s corner stone. 

I liked the flow of the story and how it progressed. The secondary characters were all well fleshed out and made me want to continue with the series 

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review 2019-01-13 09:27
Fish Stick Fridays - Rhys Ford

3.75 ⭐️

 

Re read

 

The parts I loved the most about this one was the main 

characters. I loved Zig. Her and Deke’s interactions were well done. He had a great way of dealing with her, as she was not an easy kid due to her history. I also loved the way she took over Lang’s cats. So typical of cats. 

I liked Lang and how he and Deke were together and how good he was with Zig. He showed strength to move on after his past.

While I liked the guys together it kind of felt like it came out of the blue, maybe because there was a lot of other things going on at the same time, but it felt like they met and then the next interaction they were each other’s corner stone. 

I liked the flow of the story and how it progressed. The secondary characters were all well fleshed out and made me want to continue with the series 

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review 2019-01-10 03:53
Just doing a bit of revisiting....
Fish Stick Fridays - Rhys Ford,Spencer Goss

I'm totally a fan of anything this author writes and since I hadn't listened to the audio book for this one I decided that I needed to rectify that situation and this one was awesome from start to finish. I enjoyed the audio book every bit as much as I enjoyed reading it and once again Greg Tremblay's narration simply added depth to the story and brought Ms Ford's characters to life for me.

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review 2018-12-30 10:40
Die Gefährlichkeit von Männersticken
Stick oder stirb! Kommissar Seifferheld ermittelt (HAYMON TASCHENBUCH) - Tatjana Kruse

Ja, Ihr habt richtig gelesen, Ex-Kommissar Siggi Seifferheld leitet eine Männerstickgruppe im Knast und kommt dadurch in ärgste Kalamitäten, als er und sein Hund von einem russischen Mafiaboss entführt werden.

 

Die Autorin hat ein Faible, kuriose Figuren zu zeichnen, ungewöhnliche Hobbies zu kreieren, die alten Männern in der Pension gegen die Langeweile einfallen und ihre Protagonisten in total groteske Situationen zu bringen, um sich dann gemeinsam mit dem Leser auch noch an der aufkommenden Verzweiflung köstlichst zu laben. Das hat mir an diesem Regionalkrimi richtig gut gefallen, wie auch die von anderen gesammelten und zusätzlich selbst erfundenen Zitate. Also sprachlich wie humoristisch war der Roman sehr ansprechend.

 

Zum Beispiel wird der Hund zwecks Tarnung von den relativ netten Entführern, weil er ja Gassi gehen muss und in dem kleinen Ort nicht erkannt werden soll, statt erschossen komplett kahlgeschoren.

Oder auch die Szenen der Seifferheldschen Ehe sind höchst vergnüglich:

So war die Ehe: Eben noch romantisches Kuscheln auf Augenhöhe, gleich darauf die hierarchische Kampf-Ansage von Amazonenkönigin an Toyboy, wer hier die Hosen anhatte. […] Siggi seufzte und sah an sich hinunter. Der Revoluzzer in ihm fiel in sich zusammen. Er musste sich endlich angewöhnen, unter seinem Morgenmantel lange Hosen zu tragen. Feinrippträger waren bei Verbalattacken klar im Nachteil.

Auch die brutale Wahrheit wird sehr humoristisch in knackige Zitate verpackt:

Man sieht sich immer zweimal im Leben. Außer Menschen, denen man Bücher geliehen hat, die lösen sich einfach in Luft auf.

Wie Ihr seht, fliegen die Wuchteln sehr tief* in diesem Roman. Wenn ich es persönlich vergleichen möchte, würde ich sagen, dass Kruses Roman um Klassen witziger ist als Rita Falks Eberhofer-Reihe (ich glaub jetzt muss ich mich virtuell vor einigen in Sicherheit bringen ;-) und um eine Nuance schlechter als Jörg Maurers frühe Werke. Die späteren muss ich erst lesen, aber sie liegen schon bei mir zu Hause.

 

Der Krimiplot ist wie bei vielen dieser Regionalkrimis leider nicht sehr spannend, recht absehbar und durchsichtig. Aber wer eine vergnügliche leichte Lektüre sucht, wird wahrscheinlich begeistert sein.

 

Fazit: Witzig.

 

* Wuchtl kommt im Österreichischen aus dem Fußballerischen und ist ein gekonnt platzierter Schuss. Im Humoristischen sitzt der Gag bzw. das witzige Wortspiel punktgenau.

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review 2018-12-10 02:20
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick
The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick - Drew Daywalt,David Spencer
What a hilarious book! This is the best Drew Daywalt book I have read. I found myself laughing out loud as I read this book. The illustrations are just as entertaining as the text as this duo takes quite an adventure together.
 
I’m not sure who I like better in this book, Huggie or Stick. Huggie and Stick spend most of their day in the backpack of Reese, a little boy, as he goes about his day. One day, the pair find themselves falling out of Reese’s backpack and their story begins.
 
Just thinking about this book makes me laugh. Stick is having the time of his life as they try to find their way home. Stick is thrilled and amazed with their adventures. He’s delighted and excited about everything they encounter. He sees everything through rose-colored glasses. Huggie, on the other hand is just the opposite. Huggie’s sarcastic tones and his familiarity with these events, puts their travels into perspective. I found myself reading this book multiple times as it’s hilarious the way that each character describes the world they see. Ironically, they both are correct.
 
This is a large square book and the illustrations are wonderfully done. Using glossy paper, these bright illustrations pop-out and I could feel the energy of Stick as he enjoyed this journey and looking at Huggie, I knew exactly how he felt as he listened and watched Stick in each encounter.
 
What a gem! This book is worth more than 5 stars, I really love it! It comes with a glowing recommendation.
(I read some reviews after I wrote mine and see that some people didn't like some of the language in the book.  You need to know your audience and I wasn't offend by the language.  If you look at circumstances of that line, Stick "broke his fall" he was saving his friend, things happen.  Good parenting/teaching moment.)
 
“BEST trip ever!” “Today we were rescued by these nice guys in super awesome hats.” “Huggie kinda barfed on the one with the biggest hat and they had us try out their diving board.” (Stick) “WORST trip ever.” “Today we were captured by pirates.” “I got seasick on their captain, then they made us walk the plank.” (Huggie)

 

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