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  • Author:
    Amazing 15,Chris F. Holm
  • ISBN:
    085766221X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0857662217
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  • Publisher:
    Angry Robot; Original edition (September 25, 2012)
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    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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In THE WRONG GOODBYE, soul collector Sam Thornton gets into new trouble, sure. unless it is part of Chris F. Holm's The Collector series.

In THE WRONG GOODBYE, soul collector Sam Thornton gets into new trouble, sure. But what's really cool about this one is how the world-building continues. The story is great and dangerous and tense and I can't recommend it to you enough. The titles summon memories of classic hard-boiled noir in apparent homage to Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest and Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye.

The Wrong Goodbye (The Collector). With a candid style that exhibits solid confidence and finesse, Chris Holm pulls readers in and pins us to the edge of our seats with a cleverly conceived story that is flawlessly executed. NY Journal of Books. The Big Reap (The Collector). Customers who bought this item also bought. Chris Holm’s smooth writing style and rather charming characters (yes, Sam is charming, so there), made Dead Harvest a pleasure for me. Where Dead Harvest centred on Good vs. Evil, The Wrong Goodbye focuses on friendship and fellowship. With the bosses watching closely and his freedom at stake, Sam chases old friends, aided in his pursuit by an oddball (how else would you describe a recently-deceased hoodlum, a Texas oil man and a 7-foot transsexual fortune teller?) assortment of new friends.

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The Wrong Goodbye book. Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls  . The designs provided by Amazing 15 continues a trend of vintage-style artwork. But what of the book well it was highly enjoyable and full praise to Chris Holm - he was able to take a character who by his very nature we should be booing and by the end of the book we are hoping he has survived and made a go of it - and I am not meaning Sam Thornton either. So where does the third and it seems final book in the series go, I have no idea but I fully plan on finding ou. .

Читать онлайн The Wrong Goodbye. But a Collector can't exist outside a body, which leaves possession as our only option

Читать онлайн The Wrong Goodbye. Hell is other people. 1. Rain tore through the canopy of leaves, soaking my clothes until they hung wet and heavy on my limbs, but doing little to dispel the fetid stench of decay that pervaded every inch of this God-forsaken place. But a Collector can't exist outside a body, which leaves possession as our only option. You ask me, though, the living are more trouble than they're worth.

Praise for CHRIS F. HOLM With a candid style that exhibits solid confidence . Chris F. Holm clearly had both angels and devils watching over him as h. HOLM With a candid style that exhibits solid confidence and finesse, Chris Holm pulls readers in and pins us to the edge of our seats NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS Th. The Collector series gets off to a strong start with this noir urban fantasy, a very promising first novel. Holm clearly had both angels and devils watching over him as he wrote Dead Harvest. Thrilling, riveting and hardboiled as hell, this stunning debut still manages to be incredibly soulful. If I could recommend one book to everyone this year, this would be i. Anthony, ellis & macavity award-nominated author hilary davidson.

"Hey, Sam? I think I got something. We'd been at the library maybe twenty minutes r further instan. We'd been at the library maybe twenty minutes r further instances of naked wandering

As we approached, she set the book down and flashed us a tired, perfunctory halfsmile that looked as if it had walked into the room only to forget what it was doing there.

At that last, he tossed his loafer to the floor in sudden fright, the intended end of his sentence forgotten. When the shoe hit the tiles, a fat orange-brown cockroach spilled out of it and skittered under the stainless steel mortuary table. As we approached, she set the book down and flashed us a tired, perfunctory halfsmile that looked as if it had walked into the room only to forget what it was doing there. Can I help you, darlin'?" she asked, her vowels stretching pleasantly beneath the weight of her drawl.

The Collector series, it seems, is a tough one to pin down. I’ve seen it referred to as gonzo pulp.

Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime fiction. He wrote his first story at the age of six. It got him sent to the principal’s office. The Collector series, it seems, is a tough one to pin down.

Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls

Publisher: Angry Robot, New York, 2012. Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance - provided he can stick to the straight and narrow. Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul Sam’s sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight-and-narrow pretty quick.

Meet Sam Thornton, Collector of Souls.Because of his efforts to avert the Apocalypse, Sam Thornton has been given a second chance - provided he can stick to the straight and narrow.Which sounds all well and good, but when the soul Sam's sent to collect goes missing, Sam finds himself off the straight-and-narrow pretty quick.File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Missing | Soul Provider | Call Collect | Demon Child ]

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A problem some series novels seem to have is that Novel The First presents itself clearly. It's the Origin Story, the one that the writer has worked on for 20 years. As Elvis Costello said, you have your whole life to make your first album and two years to make your second.

Well, as much as I liked DEAD HARVEST, the first Sam Thornton book, I have to say that I liked THE WRONG GOODBYE even more.

This isn't just another episode. You know those series books in which each one has a new body? Yeah, this ain't one of those. In THE WRONG GOODBYE, soul collector Sam Thornton gets into new trouble, sure. But what's really cool about this one is how the world-building continues.

The story is great and dangerous and tense and I can't recommend it to you enough. This is a fantastic novel. I've seen the term "urban fantasy" tossed around and always picture some knight fighting a dragon in Manhattan. Well, this is "urban fantasy," but it's really supernatural -- in a good way. No sparkle-vampires, here. You've got demons and devils and bugs and angels, sure. But you've got real people in real serious trouble with SO MUCH AT STAKE!

Now, the point I was trying to make is that this book builds on the world created in DEAD HARVEST. And that world of soul-collecting and battles between angels and demons and all, well, that just gets more and more developed here. What a fantastic achievement this book is.

Of course, I don't actually care too much about what the author has accomplished. Great for him and all. It's super cool. But what I really, really, really like is that this book is an amazing read -- exciting and detailed and deep and so nuanced on a sentence level. Just so much fun to read.
Qwert
Never judge a book by its cover ...

... unless it is part of Chris F. Holm's The Collector series.

The titles summon memories of classic hard-boiled noir in apparent homage to Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest and Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye. [The 3rd installment, The Big Reap provides a similar tip of the hat to Chandler's The Big Sleep.]

Then look at the beautiful cover design: well-worn, long-loved pulp (complete with creases and stains), mingled with the supernatural and brought forward to the 21st century.

The only thing I wanted to do more than admire these covers was to open the bloody things up to get inside.

Sam Thornton is a collection agent from Hell.

No, really, he is.

Sam is a 1950s good-bad-guy operating in the 21st century. He collects the souls of the damned for delivery to Hell.

Sam has a sympathetic backstory and is very likeable. Oh, and he is conflicted. And determined. He is a well-conceived and very-well-written anti-hero.

Still in trouble from his actions in Dead Harvest, Sam is sent for the soul of a brutal Columbian drug lord. When he arrives to collect, he finds the soul (which is his responsibility and only he is supposed to collect) missing: taken by Sam's friend Danny.

Did I mention that Collectors aren't supposed to have friends?

Where Dead Harvest centred on Good vs. Evil, The Wrong Goodbye focuses on friendship and fellowship. With the bosses watching closely and his freedom at stake, Sam chases old friends, aided in his pursuit by an oddball (how else would you describe a recently-deceased hoodlum, a Texas oil man and a 7-foot transsexual fortune teller?) assortment of new friends.

Pacing is brisk (but not overwhelming), the action is intense (but not distracting) and, once again, the flashbacks are well-placed and reveal more of Sam, serving to increase our sympathy for him even further.

I loved this book almost as much as I loved Dead Harvest and my only regret is that I have a wait a while for the return of Sam Thornton.

(Originally posted at cheffojeffo.wordpress.com)
Kulabandis
This series is so great! I love Sam. He's so smart ass and attempts for disinterested but he obviously still cares and so wants to maintain whatever humanity he can. I love reading these books. They are a great break from the obnoxious paranormal series out there where everyone is falling in love and finding eternal joy. Sam is just trying to keep his head down, do his job and get his a$$ kicked as little as possible. Love it!
furious ox
As well as being rollicking reads, this series made me think some deep thoughts. Should one face eternal punishment for doing a Bad Thing for a Good Reason.
Tiv
Loved the first book and this one too. Don't know that I'd say it was better, but definitely as good. Other reviewers have done excellent write-ups so I'm not going there. Enough to say, wonderfully well-written and engaging and when can I buy the next book?
zzzachibis
Dead Harvest is an exciting tale of Fantasy. The Author, Chris Holm, is a very talented, articulate writer. At the end of this book, you just can't wait to read the sequel "The Wrong Goodbye. I have not read it yet, but plan to very soon.
Runemane
Excellent book, wish there were more than three books in this series. Recommended for fans of the Nightlife series, the Dresden Files, or the Rivers of London series.
I enjoyed this audio book tremendously. My husband and I bought the first book in the series at a truck stop to kee[p us awake as we drove from North Carolina to Illinois and it did a great job grabbing our attention and keeping us alert during the long journey. I enjoyed the audeo version of Dead Goodbye and hope to continue getting the other books in the series, no matter how many there turn out t9 be.