The Stainless Steel Rat for President

The Stainless Steel Rat for President

Harry Harrison / Aug 24, 2019

The Stainless Steel Rat for President The Stainless Steel rat is back Slippery Jim diGriz the future s most lovable laughable larcenous conman tumed counterspy retums for yet another high tension mission This time the Special Corps ha

  • Title: The Stainless Steel Rat for President
  • Author: Harry Harrison
  • ISBN: 9780553276121
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Stainless Steel rat is back Slippery Jim diGriz, the future s most lovable, laughable, larcenous conman tumed counterspy, retums for yet another high tension mission.This time the Special Corps has given the Rat a daring assignment liberate a backward tourist planet from the clutches of an aging dictator With his lovely but lethal wife, Angelina, and his two stalThe Stainless Steel rat is back Slippery Jim diGriz, the future s most lovable, laughable, larcenous conman tumed counterspy, retums for yet another high tension mission.This time the Special Corps has given the Rat a daring assignment liberate a backward tourist planet from the clutches of an aging dictator With his lovely but lethal wife, Angelina, and his two stalwart sons, James and Bolivar, diGriz pits ballots against bullets in the fight for freedom He s vowed to restore truth, justice, and democracy to the world of Parisio Aqui, if he has to lie, cheat, and steal to do it.

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      • Harry Harrison

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Harry Harrison born Henry Maxwell Dempsey was an American science fiction author best known for his character the The Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room Make Room 1966 , the basis for the film Soylent Green 1973 He was also with Brian W Aldiss co president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.Excerpted from.


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    1. What is left for the Stainless Steel Rat to fight for? Democracy, of course—a rather ironic struggle for Slippery Jim diGriz, who is much more at home in the criminal underworld. But Harrison couldn’t resist the politician-as-crook angle, so Jim must run for president of the planet Parisio-Aqui. Harrison must have known a little Spanish and/or Esperanto, judging by the frequency of those languages showing up in the Rat books. If the reader has some familiarity with them, there are amusing li [...]


    2. The galaxy's greatest thief-turned-smartmouthed-secret-agent goes to a foreign planet to bring down the (not at all stereotyped) south-american rebel-general-turned-dictator.(Seems familiar, but no idea when I might have read this)


    3. My political awareness dawned slowly and I would guess that is the way it happens for most people. When the Falklands were invaded by Argentina I thought it was a territorial dispute. When I read The Prince and The Art of War (cartoon version) as an undergrad I could not believe how blatently obvious the contents of both were. Somewhere in between, however, my awareness took a huge lurch forward in the time it took to read the 185p of this book.I thought the whole thing was hilarious: not merely [...]


    4. A quick read, like all of the series. In this episode, the Rat is tasked with cleaning up a corrupt banana republic - or was he? I forget the particular MacGuffin that started this one off. Less of the usual criminality, more of his moral code, and a clever way of ensuring things stay on the up-and-up for a while with his "dying wish".


    5. An uber-snarky intergalactic James Bond, if Bond were a family man and had a seemingly unlimited supply of just the right gasses, smoke-bombs and weaponry, and had a profound distaste for killing people. A quick fun read. Will seek out previous installments of the Rat's adventures. Harrison throws in a bunch of subtle goodies such as references to books concerning political dirty tricks as The Education of A Prince by Mac O'Velly. Snark.


    6. 3.5 stars audio versionORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Fascist dictators, watch out — Slippery Jim diGriz is on the planet, and he’ll stop at nothing to secure freedom, peace, and representation for the people. Even if he has to lie, cheat, steal, and stuff ballot boxes to do it.Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat series is lots of fun and you can’t help but love con-man Slippery Jim, his sadistic wife Angelina, and their twin sons James and Bolivar who are, for better or worse, [...]


    7. Another zany and fun rat adventure whereby this time he and Angelina are simply trying to enjoy a belated honeymoon but instead end up involved in overthrowing the corrupt government of Paradiso Aqui by becoming its next president! Of course, like all rat books, the story is full of social and political parodies (this time Latin American-type politics), loads of outlandish scheming, great dialogue, wonderful characters and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.


    8. I read this book just because I'm a completionist type. From my teen years i remember reading some SS rat books, and felt that i have to re-read them again to fill in the gaps. While the first books in the series were good because it was something i remembered liking, the more i read them the more it is of the same predictable plot and less of humor i remembered. Basically, it "was ok", but i also think it's a time waster because there's much better books to read.


    9. I love the entire "rat" series and this one is definitely up to standard. Jim's ego is in full swing (along with his love for alcohol). And his wife and two larcenous boys are as capable as ever.Thoroughly enjoyed it.


    10. Pretty good but seems par for the course for this series. At this point I'm getting bored with the daring do act. I'm hoping the end of the series provides a change of pace.



    11. Fun for what it is. Relies on extreme levels of luck, skills and accurate, actionable intelligence. A fun romp with a family that stays together by conning together.



    12. So we come to the end of our travels with the Stainless Steel Rat. And Harry Harrison makes sure Slippery Jim goes out in grand style.The Peter Ellison cover of my copy portrays an older Rat, bewhiskered and bemedalled, amid a shower of bunting and ticker-tape as some hig-tech fighters perform a celebratory fly-past overhead. It's fitting as the whole thing feels like a party. Perhaps more of a retirement party than a political parade as there seems to be a stated intent to send the Rat off to r [...]


    13. Originally posted on SpecFic Junkie.Harry Harrison making fun of politics? Yes, please! The hijinks in this Stainless Steel Rat book poke at the way democracies end up not being so democratic. He probably could have used a less stereotypical backdrop than Space Latin America to show off his "democratic" dictator plot, but because the setting isn't the joke, it works better than the issues in the last book.In fact, it probably would have been five stars if Harrison hadn't gone for the easy swoop [...]


    14. James (Jim) DiGriz, a con man that calls himself the Stainless Steel Rat, is back engaged in another adventure. A man has been found dead while trying to contact Jim and it is learned that he is from the tourist-trap planet of Paraiso-Aqui. As a consequence Jim, his jealous and deadly wife Angelina and their two talented adult sons Bolivar and James plan a trip to the planet. When they arrive, they discover that it is ruled by a ruthless man named Julio Zapilote. With the aid of anti-aging treat [...]


    15. Slippery Jim DiGriz is back, this time away to the paradise planet (so the tourist brochures say) of Paraiso Aqui, from where a garbled message has come. Now a reformed character, he finds a planet with a façade of democracy but ruled by a brutal dictator. With his psychopathic wife and equally crooked children by his side, he sets out to rig the already rigged election and bring true democracy to this benighted planet.A fun short novel, it's nice to see Slippery Jim up to his old tricks again, [...]


    16. The good old rat is back. I thought I'd write this as a topical review, given the farcical elections in Crimea today. See what I did there? Let's do a bit of time-travel - I wonder how we'll look on the Ukraine/Crimea situation a decade from now?This is not a spoiler, given the cover blurb. There's a dictator on this backward planet, and the agency sends in the rat to sort it out. What do you think might happen in a situation like that, and with a title like Stainless Steel Rat for President? As [...]


    17. SciFi humor. I quite enjoyed the first five books or so, but in the end the laughter starts wearing thin. I gave up after “The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell”. Those I have read are: The Stainless Steel Rat The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You The Stainless Steel Rat for President A Stainless Steel Rat is Born The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hellbookssboch/?p=817


    18. It’s remarkable how many books Harry Harrison spun out of this series. They’d be right up there as one of my favourite sci-fi humorous series, but there’s only so many time you can laugh at Slippery Jim calling people bowbs. It has the charm of familiarity, satisfies fans of the series and has Jim saving the only thing left in the galaxy to save: democracy. With the exception of religion. Oh wait, that’s the next book in the series.


    19. I have yet to read a Stainless Steel Rat book that I haven’t enjoyed. Although, The Stainless Steel Rat for President is not the best of the first five, but it is still a great book. The reason I enjoy Slippery Jim books is because he is both funny and quite slick. I love the way that he gets out of messy situations. Is he smart? You bet he is. Is he lucky? The luckiest man alive. Is he fun to read about? A blast! I can’t wait to read the next one.I rated this book an 8 out of 10.


    20. Slippery Jim and his family are back. Jim and Angelina are having a belated honeymoon on the holiday world of Paraiso-Aqui. Of course, nothing is as it seems and the ruler of Paraiso-Aqui has been rigging the elections for a very long time. The diGriz clan are sent in to make sure that the next election has the correct result.An entertaining look at how to rig elections, lie, cheat, steal and influence people.


    21. Good old-fashioned rip-roaring fun, told in first-person style with tongue placed very firmly in cheek. It's been some years since I last read any of these (clue: the Milk-Snatcher still ruled Britain back then), and I'm afraid to say this one hasn't matured all that well. As a parody of the SF of the 50s it is perfectly serviceable, and Jim Di Griz will always be one of the genre's greatest protagonists, but the overall feel is one of a slightly rusty Italian Job In Space


    22. Auto před zátarasem zpomalilo a pak vyrazilo kupředu. Bomby explodovaly a okolí zmizelo v oblacích hustého dýmu. Ozvalo se praskání, zvonění kovu o kov a pak se zátarasy rozlétly na všechny strany. My jsme byli bezpečně za nimi a nabírali rychlost. Jestli za námi někdo střílel, namáhal se zbytečně, nevěděli jsme o tom. Po dvou kolech a s jekotem týraných pneumatik jsme dorazili za roh a heliport byl přímo před námi. Náš vrtulník také. Hořel. Z jeho dveř [...]


    23. The stainless steel rat books were good. This was one of the best ones. There is an interesting comment somewhere in the book about how monetarism had wrecked whole worlds which is kind of prophetic when we look at the state of the western economies today that most embraced monetarism.This was a good and interesting read.


    24. I read the Stainless Steel Rat series in early highschool, and I thoroughly enjoyed the sci-fi environment along with the conman turned good guy (somewhat) spy. I suspect that if I re-read the series today the writing would not be quite so captivating, but I give it a solid recommendation for younger sci-fi fans.


    25. not finished with it yet, but i am reading all the stainless steel rat books, and so far i am well pleased! the style is a bit dated, granted, and it's an all ages storyline - but still enticing, because of the writing and the characters. if you like robert lynn aspirin's myth adventures books, you will like these as well!


    26. Read in India, in a day in Gulshan Cottage, Kolkata. The book made me forget teh true awfulness of my room, and it helped lift me away from the poverty outside. I think H H is a master writer/storyteller. He is not prentious, and his hero, Slippery Jim di Griz is as good a criminal role model as I've ever read. In the Bulldog Drummond tradition I have been told, without knowing much of BD


    27. I read the Stainless Steel Rat series when I was a kid, and thoroughly enjoyed it (I couldn't resist it since I was also a 2000AD reader, where the Stainless Steel Rat was given the graphic serialisation treatment). I'm giving it 3 stars because I suspect that if I re-read the series today I wouldn't be quite so captivated. Great stuff for younger sci-fi fans though.


    28. Not the best SSR book, but hardly bad. There are some odd bits, like a highlighted piece of gadgetry that never gets used in any interesting ways, and there's only a little bit of tension, but Jim is always fun to follow. The narrator for this series is fantastic and really captures the feel of the books.


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