Aberystwyth Mon Amour

by Malcolm Pryce | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0747557861 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Shylock of Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 10/7/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Shylock from Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 07, 2004
not my cuupa tea but i can understand how people would like it. A spoofy, comic-strippy kinda hard-boiled crime fiction set in Aberystwyth, Wales. Splendid cover art.

Sending this to Jubby as part of the Sydney/Leeds meetup exchange, i'm sure it will find the right reader.

Journal Entry 2 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Received in the post today, and will read myself before releasing at the Sydney meetup.

Thank you Shylock.

Journal Entry 3 by jubby at Forresters Hotel, Riley St in Surry Hills, New South Wales Australia on Monday, December 13, 2004
Released on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at about 3:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Forresters Hotel in Surry Hills, New South Wales Australia.

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Didn't get the time to read this one, there is too much on. So, will be releasing at meetup (Sydney) tonight.

Journal Entry 4 by tqd from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Caught at this month's meetup!

Looks like a rather amusing spoof on hard boiled detective novels. Set in Wales. Of course. As they all are.

The back cover blurb made me laugh, so hopefully this'll be a good light summer read!

Journal Entry 5 by tqd from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, January 10, 2005
Not a bad read, I definitely kept on turning the pages. A few laughs, but I think there would have been more if I'd known more about modern Wales! (My knowledge of Wales is from your standard fantasy novel. Gorgeous language, mists, King Arthur. That sort of thing. Oh, and welsh accents make me all weak at the knees. Dead sexy.) Who knew that icecream and bingo are all the rage in Wales??

I did like the names, Myfawny Montez in particular.

I shall take this back to meetup tonight!

Journal Entry 6 by tqd at Civic Hotel, Pitt St in Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, January 10, 2005
Released on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at about 2:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Civic Hotel in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

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For re-release at meetup tonight!

Journal Entry 7 by Fleebo on Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Caught at meetup at the Civic. A Noir-ish cover but it's set in Wales... I really can't imagine what to expect. Intriguing!

Journal Entry 8 by miss-jo from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Friday, January 21, 2005
I pinched this from Fleebo before she had a chance to read it. The cover intrigued me, as did the idea. Now that I've read it I'm trying to decide whether I like it because it's quirky and offbeat, or don't like it because it tries too hard to be odd. Back to you Fleebo.

Journal Entry 9 by Fleebo on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
This book is back on my shelf now.

Journal Entry 10 by Fleebo on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Ok, first things first. Does anyone know how to pronounce Aberystwyth? All I know for sure is that it's Welsh, and therefore I'm saying it wrong.
This goofy little book is a noir detective story in a quiet seaside town, where the ice cream man offers sage advice, the local heavies are the Druid sect (about as threatening as Rotary), and for insider information on missing schoolboys one travels no further than the bingo hall. And apparently, tea cosies have another use that is not mentionable in public - which is the real reason why every little store in town sells them.
Peculiar, but quite good fun. I have just discovered that it is the first of four books featuring the same PI.

Journal Entry 11 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 23, 2008
Had to pick this one up, because MrPloppy comes from a town not far from Aberystwyth!

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Journal Entry 12 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, April 18, 2008
Ab - er - rist - with (very roughly, and with apologies to any Welsh speakers)

Wonderfully funny book (even funnier if you've ever been to Aberyswyth, which is a very sleepy seaside town). I had hoped to finish it while we were still in Wales so I could release it there, but didn't quite manage - I finished it on the train back to London.

I'll find somewhere interesting to release it, though.

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Released 11 yrs ago (4/19/2008 UTC) at Imperial College in Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London United Kingdom

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