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  • Title: The Dirty Streets of Heaven
  • Author: Tad Williams
  • ISBN: 9781444738568
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bobby Dollar is an angel a real one He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell Bobby s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own pride, anger, even lust.But his problems aren t all his fault Bobby can t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he s not too sure about any of his feBobby Dollar is an angel a real one He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell Bobby s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own pride, anger, even lust.But his problems aren t all his fault Bobby can t entirely trust his heavenly superiors, and he s not too sure about any of his fellow earthbound angels either, especially the new kid that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions And he sure as hell doesn t trust the achingly gorgeous Countess of Cold Hands, a mysterious she demon who seems to be the only one willing to tell him the truth.When the souls of the recently departed start disappearing, catching both Heaven and Hell by surprise, things get bad very quickly for Bobby D End of the world bad Beast of Revelations bad Caught between the angry forces of Hell, the dangerous strategies of his own side, and a monstrous undead avenger that wants to rip his head off and suck out his soul, Bobby s going to need all the friends he can get in Heaven, on Earth, or anywhere else he can find them.You ve never met an angel like Bobby Dollar And you ve never read anything like The Dirty Streets of Heaven.Brace yourself the afterlife is weirder than you ever believed.
    The Dirty Streets of Heaven Bobby Dollar is an angel a real one He knows a lot about sin and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell Bobby s wrestling with a few deadly sins

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    1. Back in 1996, I was in the middle of a creative crisis I d been working on The Name of the Wind for a couple of years, and I was consumed with doubt The problem My book was long and complicated Am I wasting my time I thought, Does anyone even publish long, complex fantasy series these days Then I picked up Tad Williams Dragonbone Chair Apparently people were still publishing long, complicated fantasy trilogies This knowledge relaxed me, and I kept on writing I kept reading Tad Williams, too It w [...]

    2. So I own all of Tad Williams work in hardback, except for the book about the cats because I refuse to read books with dogs or cats as protagonists because EVERY TIME ONE OF THEM GETS KILLED AND I CRY Ahem.Anyway, having loved his fantasy based stuff, I was a bit hesitant to read this foray into an urban fantasy noire world starring angels and demons But OMG it is SO GOOD you guys I couldn t sleep after I finished reading it because I was so sad about the characters stories ending Bobby Dollar w [...]

    3. CAUTION Long ReviewThe Dirty Streets of Heaven was unoriginal and underwhelming It was another urban fantasy about angels and demons, meaning I didn t expect the series to break new ground Nonetheless, the countless flaws in the book underlined how much originality the urban fantasy lacked The World Building the twistTDSH put a twist on the eternal war between Heaven and Hell Violent confrontations are prohibited, instead angels and demons fight for human souls in a supernatural court of law tha [...]

    4. An interesting premise about earthbound angels whose job it is to help souls navigate their way to heaven after death The main character, Bobby Dollar is a marvellous character He s an angel with all the characteristics that that can bring plus he is smart, witty and able to fight his way out of a tight corner Tad Williams writes the book with plenty of action and humour and it was certainly a way of passing several pleasant hours I will be looking out for the sequel

    5. Bobby Dollar is an angel, his role here on earth is to advocate for the souls caught between heaven and hell As a result of this, Bobby knows about sin, in fact, he wrestles with a few himself pride, lust and anger Whether it s pride or just instinct, Dollar can t trust his superiors or his fellow earth bound angels so when souls start disappearing, things are bound to get bad end of the world bad.Like the Dresden Files, The Dirty Streets of Heaven blends urban fantasy with hard boiled crime Bob [...]

    6. I was distinctly underwhelmed, to be honest I loved The Dragonbone Chair and the rest of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn and have read and reread it over the years The City of Golden Shadow and the rest of the Otherland series was likewise extensive, inventive, and well developed.DSOH, in comparison, feels as if Tad Williams dashed off a relatively short story with little to no editing in order to meet a contractual deadline or something Some of the prose is just flat out bad my least favorite line in [...]

    7. For those used to Tad s traditional Fantasy such as Memory, Shadow and Thorn and the Shadowmarch series this one is different So different in that, had the name not been on the front, I wouldn t have said they were the same writer.This is being widely seen as Tad s take on Urban Fantasy you know, moody male with issues, living a tough life, with problems , usually of the supernatural type Not his usual, then but it is good First thoughts are that Bobby Dollar, Tad s protagonist, fits right into [...]

    8. Initial thoughts Wellis book started out soooooo strong for me I was totally entranced and sucked in But thenwell, it went seriously downhill It took me forever to finish this because I just didn t have the desire to pick it back up Review to come at some point Review Actual rating 2 I Wish I Could Get This Time In My Life Back stars No spoilers I don t even want to write a review for thisMaybe that s why I ve put it off for so long I don t even know where to begin I was in book heaven at the be [...]

    9. 4.5 StarsDirty Streets of Heaven, the first book in the Bobby Dollar series by Tad Williams is a real surprise Tad Williams has always been one of my very favorite authors, from The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, to the Otherland Series, to all his other top notch fantasy reads Williams is a gifted fantasy storyteller that has a huge following In this book he departs from his genre for the first time and delves into the streets of Urban Fantasy Thankfully, this is not another vampire or werew [...]

    10. More like 2.5 stars, but the last part dragged it up to 3 I m halfway curious to see what happens, but don t know if I care enough to read the sequel.

    11. Its Control vs Chaos Sam and Dean Winchester vs Leviathan Ok, maybe it doesn t feature Maxwell Smart or two unemployed monster hunters but the humour definitely falls somewhere between, and the makers of Supernatural could easily made this into a side episode with an Angel s POV C mon angels vs demons Heaven vs Hell God s gone awol Yep, Supernatural Except a very annoying version of the TV show which I watch religiously yuk yuk yuk I don t know what it is Maybe urban paranormal fantasy just does [...]

    12. Tad Williams Die dunklen Gassen des Himmels ist der herrliche Serienauftakt einer wahnsinnig witzigen Urban Fantasy Trilogie.Bobby Dollar ist Anwalt, ein Anwaltsengel um genau zu sein Seine Aufgabe ist es, verstorbene Menschen vor den Richtern des H chsten zu vertreten und f r die Aufnahme ihrer Seelen im Himmel zu sorgen Als ob ihm die D monen der Gegenseite diesen Job nicht schon schwer genug machen w rden, verschwindet einer seiner Klienten einfach W hrend Bobby versucht, diesen h chst seltsa [...]

    13. Oh man was this a miss for me I have to preface this by saying that Tad Williams is probably my favorite fantasy author of all time The guy can do no wrong Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is phenomenal and the Shadowmarch series is not far behind in quality in my opinion I was a bit skeptical about him delving into the urban fantasy realm I say this because Tad is such a damn good epic fantasy writer He s so good that he dominates that segment of the fantasy genre Nobody writes with the beauty and ori [...]

    14. 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 I ll start by saying this is my first novel by Tad Williams The Dirty Streets of Heaven TDSOH for short is this month s book for the Sword and Laser bookclub and having heard good things about the author I decided to give it a shot.Spoilers will be kept at a minimum as the review is aimed at those who have yet to read the book and want the opinion of someone who s new to Williams work.The prologue is full of action, which led me to believe it was setting the tone for th [...]

    15. It s always risky when a talented author enters a new genre Even if the motives are pure and they aren t riding the latest craze looking for bonus cash, it can fail as the author steps outside of their well known norm I m happy to say that didn t happen with The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams.This book functions as much as a detective noir book as it does Urban Fantasy, really Bobby Dollar, angel advocate for the dead, finds himself in over his head when he shows up to an adjudication w [...]

    16. Despite growing up reading all the fantasy novels I could get my hands on, and Memory, Sorrow and Thorn being a very well respected and popular fantasy trilogy from that time, I had never read any Tad Williams before this book which I will have to remedy in the near future, at the expense of my ever lengthening to read shelf.This book, and the forthcoming series, is not the sword and sorcery type of novel that Williams cut his teeth writing, but a modern, urban fantasy But where most urban fanta [...]

    17. I have a hard time reviewing this because I read it as an audiobook, a format I don t usually use, and it turns out to be a very different experience from a printed book It s a good hardboiled detective novel masquerading as urban fantasy, a term I use loosely just because it s about angels and demons and set in a sort of run down city Bobby Dollar Doloriel Dolariel This is the problem with audiobooks you never know how to spell stuff is an angelic advocate I liked this part very much People who [...]

    18. Ultimamente eu ando numa pegada bem Fantasia Urbana, e peguei esse livro pra ler por que era Fantasia urbana de um dos meus autores favoritos Tad Williams e n o me decepcionei.O protagonista, Bobby Dollar, um cara como qualquer outro Ele gosta de tomar uns tragos, de mulheres, carr es e de Baseball, ele tamb m muito bom em deixar as pessoas irritadas Sometimes I talk about baseball just to annoy people who don t understand it S tem um problema, Bobby Dollar um anjo, para mais ser mais preciso el [...]

    19. I enjoyed the book tremendously It is a little earthy than Williams recent books, including colorful expletives to highlight moments of tension and a couple of adult scenes to establish the power and significance of a relationship.In simplest terms, the book is an urban fantasy about angels and demons who advocate, each for their own side, for the souls of the dead, and what happens when a soul disappears and a demon advocate is killed and an angel advocate becomes curious about those events.T [...]

    20. Just couldn t get into it, but still want to read Tad Williams, maybe I ll try his sci fi I blame my upbringing, but I just can t get excited about angels.

    21. The Review thefoundingfields 2013 08 One of the best urban fantasy novels that I ve had the pleasure of reading Essential reading for urban fantasy fans Bane of Kings, The Founding FieldsThe Dirty Streets of Heaven is a novel that I ve been looking forward to ever since I first heard about it last year However, it was a title that I was unable to pick up before the end of the year, because otherwise if I d have read it would certainly have gone on the Best of list, and most likely in the Top 5 I [...]

    22. More spring cleaning Sampling books I m unlikely to enjoy in an effort to clean up Mt TBR a bit This is an odd concept.Imagine angels as gritty, noir ish detectives public defenders and demons as sleek and scummy corporate lawyers and the two sides hash out a deceased person s sins in a courtroom presided over by a heavenly Judge The concept is rather unique, but I wish he d chosen a different narrative voice to use I got sick of the first person, wise cracking, noir ish PI heroes MANY, MANY ye [...]

    23. Executive summary This book is alright, but nothing special Certainly didn t live up to hype I gave it 3 stars, but really it was 2.5 for me I could have easily gone with a 2.Full ReviewThis is the first book by Tad Williams I ve read, so I can t compare it to any of his previous works.The best I can do is compare it to Jim Butcher s Dresden Files or Thomas E Sniegoski s Remy Chandler books.The former being one most people who read Urban fantasy should be familiar with The latter being another s [...]

    24. I hesitated in whether or not I should write a review for THE DIRTY STREETS OF HEAVEN by TAD WILLIAMS, after reading only a mere six pages Typically I give a book, what I would consider a fair chance before stopping, by reading the first seventy or so pages By page seventy there isn t much hope for things to turn around An author s voice or writing style isn t going to change at that point Either you like it or you don t Like they say, writing is subjective I admit I m a visual person, and thus [...]

    25. I ve never heard angels swear so much Then again I ve never talked to an angel They started off nice until the last quarter of the book From page one I was laughing at Mr Dollar and his thoughts I thought the writing was well done until a little after halfway through It was odd I went from LOVING this book 10 stars to I can t wait until it s done 1 star super quickly I m not sure if it was because I realized I wasn t going to learn anything about anyone in the book that wasn t named Bobby or if [...]

    26. I m not going to give the book a rating, since I didn t finish I got through the first 9 chapters 96 pages and decided that I was done It s a shame, I ve heard such great things about Tad Williams and it was a Sword and Laser pickI had the book in audio and in Kindle forms I tried at first to listen to the audio, but the narrator George Newbern wasn t doing it for me The narration reminded me a bit of Wil Wheaton in that it was somewhat slow might have gone better if I had gone to double speed, [...]

    27. A new Tad Williams is always an exciting event Here he tries his hand at urban fantasy with a hard boiled flavour The fantasy is a battleground between the forces of Heaven and Hell, the urban setting a modern background, and the events typical of an adventure thriller mystery narrated in the first person by a hero who is quirky, cynical, witty, tough yet able to be touched by the right woman I said, typical of a genre.So is it original Not really Is it good Yes, but not five stars Will I contin [...]

    28. I loved the writing and the main character, Bobby Dollar I haven t read alot of urban fantasy apart from the Dresden books but among the few I did read I found this one most to my liking Yes, there were some similarities between this and the Dresden books The humour, protagonist facing extreme odds, near escapes, bone weary hero keeps going that sort of stuff The concept of Heaven, Hell and the Angels and Demons is pretty well done However, Bobby Dollar is a very low level player and to make thi [...]

    29. Otro libro que lo tiene todo pero no me ha enganchado.La trama, muy original ngeles y demonios de paseo sobre la Tierra juzgando los m ritos de reci n fallecido para ver si sube o baja.Y por acci n que no seaes un no parar.Personajes justos pero suficientes La intriga de la novela m s all del planteamiento inicial tb est lograda Alg n detalle chirria, pero bien El desenlace un poco inconcluso pero bien, vale Y por qu no le doy m s nota Creo que la culpa es de Jeraviz, que cuando ves cinco estrel [...]

    30. Mixed feelings The story, which is about one of several earthbound angels trudging through his daily grind in his post life job when the usual order is upset, isn t bad And as he figures out what s going on, it becomes pretty intricate But the writing is mediocre, the protagonist is pretty two dimensional, and the few unnecessary sex scenes aren t just bad, they are extended The ending is pretty unsatisfying, too not much is really wrapped up First in a series, we ll see about reading .EDIT We h [...]

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