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Caimh McDonnell

Autor(a) de The Stranger Times

32 Works 1,556 Membros 123 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Caimh McDonnell

The Stranger Times (2021) 325 exemplares
A Man With One of Those Faces (2016) 273 exemplares
This Charming Man (2022) 124 exemplares
The Day That Never Comes (2017) 117 exemplares
Angels in the Moonlight (2017) 98 exemplares
Last Orders (2018) 73 exemplares
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2023) 69 exemplares
Disaster Inc (2018) 68 exemplares
Dead Man's Sins (2021) 51 exemplares
The Final Game (2020) 42 exemplares
I Have Sinned (2019) 40 exemplares
Firewater Blues (2022) 32 exemplares
Relight My Fire (2024) 32 exemplares
The Quiet Man (2020) 30 exemplares
Welcome to Nowhere (2020) 27 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Yay. What a crazy journey!

Hannah has led a very rich and comfortable life, but now she is on her own, and is out job-hunting.

“Publication seeks desperate human being with capability to form sentences using the English language. No imbeciles, optimists or Simons need apply.”

The publication in question is The Stranger Times - ghosts, UFO’s, you name it, they write about it. A job interview from hell with a boss from hell (Banecroft, ha) follows.

“I’m sorry, do I not have your full attention?”
“Apologies, I was slightly distracted by your office now being on fire.”

She gets the job, of course. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a book 😁 There is a lot of hilarious stuff and the conversations are great. This is a very quick read, but I tried not to go through it too fast – it’s easy to overdose on this kind of humour, it is so for me, at least.

I liked how Hannah was gaining confidence through the book, learning to handle the boss from hell and her co-workers.

“I’m not some dog you can train to do tricks for food, y’know?
“No, you’re a big scary dragon – but I’m the woman with doughnuts. So, you can try for basic manners or you can just be you and go hungry. The choice is yours.”

The characters were very nicely written. I didn’t expect that going in, considering the genre, so it was a pleasant surprise.

You can’t have a newspaper writing about paranormal stuff in a book without weird paranormal stuff beginning to happen. Right? Right. It’s quite scary and heartbreaking, but it does go together with the humour, the author makes it work. (Kudos to the author.) The journalists investigate, the police investigate, and things get exciting. You fly and fly and fly through the book!

There are some unanswered questions by the end, so it’s nice to know that there are more books in this series.
… (mais)
Alexandra_book_life | 24 outras críticas | Jun 9, 2024 |
A fabulous, funny story that kept me entertained from beginning to end. We need more such stories to lighten our lives.
imyknott | 2 outras críticas | May 14, 2024 |
Katzenkindliest | 10 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Katzenkindliest | 24 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |


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