Amberville

Amberville

Tim Davys / Sep 18, 2019

Amberville What does it mean to be bad Eric Bear has it all a successful career a beautiful wife a blissful home He knows he s been lucky a while back his life revolved around drugs gambling a gang of stuff

  • Title: Amberville
  • Author: Tim Davys
  • ISBN: 9780061625121
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What does it mean to be bad Eric Bear has it all a successful career, a beautiful wife, a blissful home He knows he s been lucky a while back, his life revolved around drugs, gambling, a gang of stuffed animal thugs, and notorious crime boss Nicholas Dove But the past isn t as far away as Eric had hoped Rumors are swirling that Dove is on the Death List and that h What does it mean to be bad Eric Bear has it all a successful career, a beautiful wife, a blissful home He knows he s been lucky a while back, his life revolved around drugs, gambling, a gang of stuffed animal thugs, and notorious crime boss Nicholas Dove But the past isn t as far away as Eric had hoped Rumors are swirling that Dove is on the Death List and that he wants Eric to save him If Eric fails to act, his beloved wife, Emma Rabbit, will be torn apart, limb by limb With a nod to the best of noir and the wisest of allegories, and interlaced with greed and gangsters, Amberville depicts an alternate world that mirrors our own realities and moral concerns, and reminds us of the inextricable link between good and evil.

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        Tim Davys is the pseudonym for a well known Swedish public figure, and Amberville is his or her first novel.A dark and stormy night I was born in a country far, far away Before the age of 20, I never read a book Comic books, magazines, and movies taught me how to tell a story I studied literature, got a job, found a wife, and bought a dog I studied psychology, got another job, held on to the wife, and wrote a book.Today I m much older than I used to be The dog is much older too I would never comment on the age of my wife The idea going forward is to stay alive, write a lot , and adapt to a life in New York City But if I ve learnt on thing in this life and I know I have , it s this It s never going to turn out the way you intended.


    460 Comments

    1. This novel reminded of the tale of the emperor's clothes. Not because of a similar story, but because some people will see wondrous things while others will see nothing. I'm in the latter category.A Raymond Chandler-style pot boiler with stuffed animal characters? Well. it's different.Don't waste your money. In fact, if it's free, don't waste your time.


    2. This is one of the top five weirdest books I have ever read. It takes place in a world of stuffed animals, but that has both almost no bearing on the story and is key to the main plot. What I mean is that it's never revealed that actually they're toys in a toystore or a messed up version of the 100 Acre Woods. The fact that they are stuffed animals is not part of some plot twist. (The thought that it might be a twist kept distracting me the entire time trying to find out the clue) But at the sam [...]


    3. Eric, now an adult and a successful advertising executive, has been successful in putting his reckless and somewhat criminal youthful indiscretions behind him. At least, that's what he thought. But then the local kingpin he once worked for shows up with a non-negotiable proposition. Find the hit list that his name is rumored to be on, and remove it from the list. Otherwise, he will kill Eric's girlfriend. Now, Eric must get the old gang back together and track down the "Death List" at any cost.A [...]


    4. I was a little disappointed in this one.It has a great concept, a really neat conceit, to use the phrase I like to use. A sordid city full of stuffies come to life, a noir vision of love and betrayal where Eric, a tough-talking teddy bear and Emma, the bunny who is his sometimes disturbingly aloof lady love, can make a life together in Amberville, one of the four color-coded quadrants of Mollisan Town, at least until the even tougher-talking gangster Nicholas Dove comes with his two gorillas (on [...]


    5. Amberville je město, které pod na první pohled obyčejným a pokojným zevnějškem skrývá spoustu špíny, násilí a temných tajemství. A narušit váš spokojený a do poslední doby bezstarostný život může cokoliv. Třeba návštěva největšího mafiánského bosse, který vám dá zdánlivě neřešitelný úkol, který musíte splnit, jinak se vám pomstí na vaší milované ženě.-- A vám nezbývá nic jiného než se zkontaktovat s dávnými přáteli z dob, kdy jste se j [...]


    6. -Existencialismo noir protagonizado por peluches animados. Sí, en serio.- Género. Narrativa fantástica (por decirles algo, aunque tal vez sería mejor decir “Novela con una gigantesca licencia de partida”).Lo que nos cuenta. En el barrio de Amberville, en Mollisan Town, Eric Oso es un maduro profesional de la publicidad y un amante esposo que ha dejado muy atrás un pasado ilegal. Pero uno de los jefes del crimen organizado para quien trabajó, Nicholas Paloma, le obliga a realizar un tra [...]


    7. Amberville tries to be a lot of things. It is a gritty gangster drama, a fantasy world of stuffed animals living human-like lives, and a allegory about good and evil. For the most part it is entertaining in a dark Animal Farm way. Yet the author is simply doing too much in one tale. It is even questionable whether this particular story benefits at all from placing it in a fantasy setting. I liked it but eventually became annoyed with it. Essentially it is a clever gimmick that simply didn't pan [...]


    8. Someone claimed that this book maybe a mixture of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and Animal Farm by George Orwell. I really doubt!!!


    9. Well, this is quite an oddity – a noir thriller with a cast of stuffed animals. The story goes like this: Eric Bear has a happy life, married to the beautiful Emma Rabbit and with a good job in advertising. But, in his past, Eric was involved with some shady characters, one of whom now comes calling – Nicholas Dove, who has heard that his name is on the Death List, which means (if the tales are to be believed) that the Chauffeurs will shortly come to escort him on the ultimate one-way journe [...]


    10. "Se fechasse os olhos, podia visualizar quatro milhões de fios finíssimos a saírem do seu cérebro, cada um ligado a ums peluches da sua cidade."O conceito por trás do livro de Tim Davys prende a nossa atenção no mesmo segundo em que o confrontamos. Mollisan Town é um cidade habitada por animais de peluche, que dormem, comem, trabalham, divertem-se e deixam-se envolver pela amizade, amor e religião como as pessoas normais."Mas o amor é um mundo em si."Eric Urso vive uma vida tranquila, [...]


    11. From the back cover of Amberville one might expect a cross between Sesame Street and The Sopranos. Eric Bear, years after leaving behind a life of drugs and a job as a runner for a mafia king, opens his apartment door to find his former boss, the mafia head Nicholas Dove visiting with a request—take Dove's name off the infamous Death List (literally a list of those slated to disappear from the world) or he will have his gorillas tear apart Eric's beloved wife, Emma Rabbit.This kicks off the re [...]


    12. I came to this book in a unusual way. My first novel, The Terror and the Tortoiseshell (about a world which has been taken over by mutated animals) was reviewed by Publishers Weekly and in its summation mentioned that my book bore superficial similarities to Amberville, a book about stuffed toy animals. The review also said my book was the better of the two. To say I was intrigued is putting it mildly.So what kind of book is Amberville? A damn hard one to classify. If you go by some of the quote [...]


    13. Davys, Tim. AMBERVILLE. (2007; Eng. trans. 2009). **. This is a first novel from a Swedish author under a pseudonym. It is, to say the least, a strange novel. In it, there are no human characters, only stuffed animals. The stuffed animals all live in Mollison Town – for which this novel is the first in a projected series of four. It is kind of a mystery and kind of a fantasy novel, but takes on the guise of a mainstream tale, too. The story is told through the voice of Eric Bear. We are told a [...]


    14. Amberville, part 3 of Tim Davys' Mollisan Town Quartet, is a slightly offbeat, mildly disturbing, thought-provoking, entertaining read. It touches on the nature of life and death, mistaken identity, law and order, and good and evil, all viewed through the perspective of stuffed animals.Yes, you read that right. Stuffed animals. Mollisan Town is populated with stuffed animals of varying moral alignments, from the holy penguin Archdeacon Odenkirk to the malicious gangster Nicholas Dove.Eric Bear, [...]


    15. I got Amberville as a free-Friday selection on my nook. The description alone had my attention, stuffed animals in a gritty story of crime, conspiracy, corruption and redemption. Sounds good. The story is told from multiple points of view, so the reader is constantly changing voices. . In truth, the entire book reads as a series of character studies, or at best a set of interconnected short stories that have been crammed together into a single volume. Nothing ever quite gels, as threads in the s [...]


    16. -Existencialismo noir protagonizado por peluches animados. Sí, en serio.- Género. Narrativa fantástica (por decirles algo, aunque tal vez sería mejor decir “Novela con una gigantesca licencia de partida”). Lo que nos cuenta. En el barrio de Amberville, en Mollisan Town, Eric Oso es un maduro profesional de la publicidad y un amante esposo que ha dejado muy atrás un pasado ilegal. Pero uno de los jefes del crimen organizado para quien trabajó, Nicholas Paloma, le obliga a realizar un tr [...]


    17. Die Geschichte hat mich jetzt nicht wirklich umgehauen, obwohl ich eigentlich die Idee mit den Kuscheltieren als Akteure ziemlich genial fand. Ich muss auch gestehen, dass ich zwischendurch ziemliche Probleme hatte der Story zu folgen. Vielleicht habe ich unaufmerksam zugehört, das will ich nicht hundertprozentig ausschließen. Aber es passierte generell sehr viel und es gab am Ende so einige Dinge, die sich gewendet haben, wo ich dann als Zuhörer dachte: Was zum?! Da gab es ja so gar keinen H [...]


    18. I bought this book because it seemed quite funny to me and well it was like 5 euros. I ended up liking the book quite a lot! I recomend it to people who like ironic books.


    19. La historia es fascinante pero es Mollisan Town lo que hace de la historia algo fantástico. La historia tiene tintes noir pero no es tan decadente y extravagante como la descripción de la editorial Anagrama pareciera mostrar, sin embargo ver a peluches hacer todo lo que hacen en la historia es lo que hace del libro algo verdaderamente llamativo.



    20. Referred on other pages as a part of the "Nursery Crime" sub-genre Which was a new one for me to run acrossCrime/detective novel, man#1 is going to die, and he decides that the best way to live is to force man#2 to save him. Should he fail to do so, man#1 will have his thugs kill man#2's wife.Easy enough decision for a man to make, provided he does not utterly despise his wife, he should see what he can do about saving man#1 Right?Well, that is the core plot of Amberville, but it has a twist Man [...]


    21. **SPOILERS AHEAD**For the life of me, I can't figure out why the characters in Amberville have to be stuffed animals. I spent a good portion of my reading time trying to understand how the world in Amberville functioned for citizens. It's mentioned a few times that some of the animals are much smaller than the others, so how is the world adjusted for that? One of the main characters, a snake, is said to move about like any regular snake, but it seems like, if he's stuffed with fluff (as it's mad [...]


    22. Beware of gifts being offered by trusted sources; the receiving thereof can lead to the reading of a well-crafted, perception altering, mystery novel set in one of the most bizarre concepts imaginable. Tim Davys, a pseudonym wisely chosen as it adds to the dis-reality of the story, sees a world inhabited by stuffed animals as a fitting place to offer commentary on THE questions of life: from where do we come? What happens next (after death)? Do we have choice in those decisions? At no point in t [...]


    23. I picked up this book at one of my favorite bookstores on a trip to Spokane. The bookstore is Aunties and it is an independent bookstore with a sister games store inside called Uncles.I highly recommend a visit here if you are ever in Spokane. This book was on the clearance table and the cover caught my eye. When I read the back I was amused because it appeared to be a book about teddy bearsteddy bears in the mafia! The book is actually far more serious than it sounds, as it uses stuffed animals [...]


    24. Eric Bear has it all: a successful career, a beautiful wife, a blissful home. He knows he's been lucky; a while back, his life revolved around drugs, gambling, a gang of thungs, and notorious crime boss Nicholas Dove. He's alsoa stuffed animal. A teddy bear, in fact. Eric Bear and all of the other residents of Mollisan Town are all stuffed animals, and as far as everything in the book Amberville shows us, there aren't any humans involved in any part of their lives. Eric Bear wasn't born, he was [...]


    25. I loved this book. It was full of energetic, unique characters, a great storyline and the storytelling method was engaging. (The fact the cast was presented as stuffed animals wasn't bad either, it just wasn't as big a part of the story as you might think--aside from the world building aspect, separating their world from our own.)I think of complaints concerning the book, I only had two:First, I think the best part about the book, was also its biggest weakness--but only for the start. The book l [...]


    26. The stuffed animals of Mollisan Town are a lot like humans, but there are a few differences. They are not born, they are delivered to their parents in a green pick-up truck, and they do not die but rather are picked up by Chauffeurs in red pick-ups late at night. No one knows for sure how the Chauffeurs choose who to pick up, but there have always been rumors of a Death List. Eric Bear is forced to track down the origins of this list when his former boss, mobster Nicholas Dove, pays him a visit. [...]


    27. GENRE: Literary, crime, psychologicalPUBLISHER: Harper CollinsPLOT: Eric has managed to clean up his life and cut off his ties with the local Mob. Until the official head of the criminal returns to his life with a confession: he believes that the mythical List of those rumored to be eliminated exists and his name is on it. If Eric wants his wife to live, he has to track down the list and remove the kingpin’s name from it. So Eric must coerce his old associates and try this seemingly impossible [...]



    28. I found this book at a flea market and was intrigued by the cover with a teddy bear in a back alley. Then I read the back and it said something about teddy bears with guns so I bought the thing. I had no clue what I was in for. I found the uncorrected proof version of the book so maybe the public version was a little better put together. The idea was great. I really liked the fact that this guy was writing about stuffed animals one point the main character, Eric, gets the crap beaten out of him [...]


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