- Capa dura: 304 páginas
- Editora: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (16 de setembro de 2014)
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 1616203536
- ISBN-13: 978-1616203535
- Dimensões do produto: 15,2 x 3,2 x 22,2 cm
- Peso de envio: 476 g
- Avaliação média: 2 avaliações de clientes
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Jackaby (Inglês) Capa dura – 15 set 2014
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“The rich world of this debut demands sequels.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“We honestly couldn’t put it down.” —Nerdist.com
“Toss together an alternate 19th-century New England city, a strong tradition of Sherlockian pastiche, and one seriously ugly hat, and this lighthearted and assured debut emerges, all action and quirk.” —Publishers Weekly
Sobre o Autor
William Ritter began writing the Jackaby series in the middle of the night when his son was still an infant. After getting up to care for him, Will would lie awake, his mind creating rich worlds and fantasies--such as the one in New Fiddleham. Will lives and teaches in Springfield, Oregon.
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A história é muito divertida, me deixou bem apreensiva em algumas cenas, mas eu li a grande maioria sorrindo, às vezes rindo! Os personagens são bem cativantes, não sei escolher meu favorito entre a Abigail e o Jackaby, que é bem parecido com o Sherlock Holmes, mas também diferente o suficiente para eu conseguir entender as diferenças entre eles. Mas eles não são os únicos personagens adoráveis do livro, criei um carinho por todos, mesmo um que só serviu para ficar no caminho deles! E principalmente pelo Douglas!
Todo o mundo sobrenatural é tratado bem mais naturalmente do que eu esperava, mesmo as partes mais paranormais (que costumam me incomodar). Adorei a menção das criaturas e como o Jackaby as entende! Adorei as cenas, as situações, o final! Meu deus, que final adorável! Eu preciso do segundo livro!
Aliás, eu li mais de oitenta por cento do livro no mesmo dia, não só porque eu queria descobrir o final, mas porque a leitura é leve e estava me divertindo tanto, que não queria parar! Ainda estava na metade quando fui comprar o segundo (as vantagens de ler em inglês!) e já sei que vou contar os segundos até dia primeiro de agosto, quando vai sair o terceiro em papel!
Estou terminando essa resenha e ainda não consegui descrever o carinho enorme que desenvolvi por este livro e esta série! Só sei que estou bem feliz de ter sido conquistada por essa capa!
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In fact, mundane detail often escapes him, which is why, when Amanda Rook applies for the position of his assistant, he hires her, grudgingly acknowledging that she notices things he doesn't bother with. Yes, okay it's a little strained in that respect. I can't imagine being a detective and being sloppy about any sort of detail, but I guess if you're tuned in to an invisible, supernatural world, you can let some humdrum stuff slide. That's what the police are for.
I enjoyed the story enough that I immediately bought the second volume, which is probably the best recommendation I can give. It's well written, fast-paced, funny, and there's a genuine mystery or two rattling around in there. One I guessed at pretty quickly, one I was dead wrong about. I'm glad about the latter, it's really what keeps me reading a mystery. If they're too obvious, I lose interest.
Jackaby himself is more personable than Holmes, and the other characters are well drawn enough to engage my interest. If some of the portrayals, most notably Abigail, are a touch anachronistic, I'm willing to overlook that because I like them and the way they fit into the story.
If you enjoy a good fantasy mystery, then give Jackaby a shot.
He has had companions like the Doctor Who want adventure. He sees things no one's else sees. The book was creative but a mess. He had ideas but nowhere to put them. Nothing supernatural until the last 5 chapters.
I read two to three books a week. 300-600 pages. This was a struggle to finish. If you enjoy a light fast read, be my guest. Just do not expect anything great. I gave two stars for the description of the home.
Jackaby’s (the book, not the character) strong point is how it brings the supernatural into the mundane. It has different creatures that live alongside humans and go unnoticed by everyone, except the Seer, of course, and how weird things that they do also fly under their radar. Like, at Abigail’s first meeting with Jackaby, he deduces where she came from not by guessing it in an investigative way, but simply because she was having some little gremlins on her clothes. Abigail, for her part, is out for adventure, a spirited girl who thinks femininity is a bothersome issue, and has the slight flaw of being ‘not like other girls’. She notices other women being derisive of her appearance, and herself doesn’t like ‘girly’ things, which I think is lazy characterization for a personality like her. Compare this to Stalking Jack the Ripper‘s Audrey, who is interested in vivisection AND all things feminine; I hate to pit two female characters, but Audrey is a good example of a period character who is not interested in traditional gender roles but doesn’t reject her femininity. Abigail, though, has to grow into her own, yet.
The mystery – well, it isn’t unpredictable, but there are certain aspects of it, like the nature of the creature that was a surprise. There was an interesting section of supernatural characters, including a troll, a ghost, and some I wouldn’t name because they would be spoilery. Jackaby maybe a bit eccentric, but he is also quite kind and protective about the world he only sees – despite constantly investigating supernatural crime, he always is considerate and doesn’t rush to conclusions. His character is also a bit ageless (his age is never specified) in a way, and I was wondering if there is a romance, but it is good to know there isn’t. The actual romance, though, felt like it didn’t have any development – more like a first sight thing, so I am not really shipping that either.
Overall, a great start to a supernatural mystery series, and one I am hoping to read further very soon, as the quartet seems to have ended recently.